Shearman And Sterling

A World of Opportunity Awaits You

Welcome to Shearman & Sterling. Our core values of excellence, integrity, client focus, teamwork, energy and diversity are present in everything we do.


You may find yourself working in New York, Hong Kong or London, helping to close a cross-border merger or collaborating on an international restructuring. We believe there are few places where a lawyer or professional can gain such rich experience across practices, industries and continents.


Our global practice is built on a tradition of exceptional knowledge in a diverse and dynamic environment. We owe our success to the skills, versatility and commitment of our people. Because we place a strong emphasis on professional growth, new members of the firm receive ongoing opportunities for career support, advice and guidance.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are all  Shearman & Sterling.

As a global law firm, diversity and inclusion are part of our fabric, interwoven in who we are and all we do. We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best and most diverse talent from around the globe to serve our clients with the insights, judgment and excellence that they expect from us. We know that the continued success of our firm, our people and our clients are inextricably bound, and require that we reflect the variety of perspectives and backgrounds represented in our ever more interdependent world.

Learn more about diversity & inclusion at Shearman & Sterling.


At Shearman & Sterling, engaging in pro bono work and community service is a tangible way that we put our values in action. We encourage and support our lawyers and business services staff worldwide to work together to affect change for those who need it most. Whether that is advancing access to justice or supporting organizations and individuals in our communities, we are committed to bringing about positive change wherever we work.

Learn more about Pro Bono at Shearman & Sterling.

Learn more about Corporate Social Responsibility at Shearman & Sterling.

An Expansive Future – A Proposed Merger with Allen & Overy

We’re on an exciting journey to create an even stronger offering for our clients and our people: In May 2023, we announced our proposed merger with Allen & Overy, with the intention of becoming a new global leader named Allen Overy Shearman Sterling, A&O Shearman for short. The proposed merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including a vote of the Partners of each of the respective firms.

Leading Firm - Chambers Associate Badges - Associate Satisfaction 2021 - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 2021 - Pro Bono 2021 - Shearman & Sterling