Shearman And Sterling

News July 01, 2020

Shearman & Sterling Earns Top Rankings in 2020 U.S. Legal 500

Shearman & Sterling earned top rankings in the latest edition of The Legal 500 – United States guide, attaining 39 practice rankings and 25 partner recognitions, demonstrating our reputation as a go-to firm for highly complex cross-border transactions and high-profile disputes.

“Shearman & Sterling works across practices and jurisdictions to provide the highest quality legal services, bringing its collective experience to bear on issues facing clients,” The Legal 500 noted.

The guide also named the following lawyers to its Hall of Fame, Leading Lawyers and Next Generation Partners lists:

Hall of Fame


  • Donna Parisi (Derivatives & Structured Products and Securitization) 

Leading Lawyers

Dispute Resolution

  • Adam Hakki (Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense and Dispute Resolution: Financial Services Litigation)
  • Daniel Lewis (Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense)
  • Stephen Fishbein (Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates) 


  • Cynthia Urda Kassis (Finance: Project Finance)
  • Jason Lehner (Finance: Capital Markets: Global Offerings)
  • Maura O’Sullivan (Finance: Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders)

M&A/Corporate & Commercial

  • Clare O’Brien (M&A/Corporate & Commercial: Large Deals over $1 Billion)

Next Generation Partners

Dispute Resolution

  • Mallory Brennan (Dispute Resolution: M&A Litigation: Defense)
  • Agnès Dunogué (Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation: Defense)


  • Coleson Bruce (Industry Focus: Energy Transactions: Oil & Gas)

The Team