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 value the different perspectives that the diversity of our lawyers and business service professionals bring to the firm and are committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive and respectful work environment in which all people are welcome. Our active Diversity & Inclusion Committee has been supporting diversity projects and professional events for more than two decades, and diversity and inclusion awareness programs are included in the annual New Partner orientations, in the curriculum for first-year and summer associates, and in the annual global associate conferences.


Shearman & Sterling stands at the forefront of international pro bono law. We strongly encourage lawyers to devote time to the wide range of pro bono matters available at the firm. We are especially proud of our unique partnership with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, as well as other programs large and small around the world.