Shearman And Sterling

Today, Shearman & Sterling employs approximately 75 legal assistants in more than 20 offices located in 12 countries. The legal assistant staff represents a variety of academic and occupational backgrounds and includes both recent college graduates and career legal assistants.

As essential members of a highly motivated team, legal assistants bring their wealth of talent and knowledge to bear on the complex matters that are a hallmark of our global practice. Indeed, there are few places where legal professionals can gain such wide international experience. Our legal assistants often find themselves working on cross-border transactions involving multiple jurisdictions and legal disciplines. We also place a premium on professional growth. Our lawyers offer legal assistants ongoing advice and guidance so that they may develop the experience and skills necessary to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients.

The rewards of being a legal assistant at Shearman & Sterling are many, and the firm’s shared commitment to advancement and its dynamic atmosphere attract the best and the brightest of the legal profession—those dedicated to creativity, teamwork and serving our clients worldwide.

To learn more about our program, please view our U.S. Legal Assistant Program brochure.

If you have any questions about the firm’s Legal Assistant Program, please send an email to If you are interested in submitting an application for the Legal Assistant Program, please email a brief cover letter along with a copy of your current resume, and transcripts to the e-mail address mentioned above.