Shearman And Sterling

News May 20, 2021

Shearman & Sterling Recognized as a Leading Firm in CHAMBERS USA

Shearman & Sterling continues to garner recognition in Chambers USA achieving a total of 104 department and individual rankings in its 2021 guide. The firm is ranked as a leading law firm in 35 practice areas and its attorneys received a total of 69 rankings, including top rankings across our Litigation, Projects and Corporate/M&A practices. These rankings highlight the firm’s capabilities across multiple practice areas.

Practice Area Rankings


  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets: Equity: Manager Counsel
  • Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt
  • Capital Markets: Investment Grade Debt: Issuer Counsel
  • Capital Markets: Investment Grade Debt: Manager Counsel
  • Corporate M&A: The Elite
  • Derivatives
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy: Mining & Metals (Transactional)
  • Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
  • FCPA
  • Financial Service Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
  • International Arbitration: Enforcement
  • International Arbitration: The Elite
  • Projects: Mining & Metals
  • Projects: Oil & Gas
  • Projects: Power
  • Projects: PPP
  • Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Securities: Litigation
  • Tax: Corporate & Finance

Washington, D.C.

  • Antitrust
  • Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
  • Tax

New York

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A: The Elite
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Environment: Mainly Transactional
  • Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
  • Litigation: Securities
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Highly Regarded
  • Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance


  • Technology: Corporate & Commercial
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Corporate/M&A: The Elite


Chambers & Partners annually conducts extensive research and analysis based on comments from thousands of clients and peers to compile an independent and objective list of the top lawyers and law firms across the U.S.

For the firm’s full list of rankings, visit Chambers and Partners.