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Pro bono hours are effectively counted as equivalent to billables.” Diversity Efforts • “At the junior levels, diversity looks good. At the senior and partner levels, it seems like this still needs a lot of work.” • “S&S actively looks for ways to recruit and retain minorities and women. The firm sponsors inclusion groups that host events and offer mentoring opportunities. I believe they focus on making sure such groups are well represented in recruiting efforts. I also believe the firm offers a ‘safe environment’ for such groups and provides education to the partners/firm leadership on issues specific to retaining women and minorities.” • “On an associate level, there is diversity but it seems that this has not made its way to the partnership level, which tends to be straight, white, and male.” • “Although there are many female associates, there are few female partners or counsel. This past year, only men were promoted to partner or counsel worldwide.”
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SHEARMAN & STERLING LLP Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition SHEARMAN & STERLING LLP © 2017 Vault.com Inc. 370 FUN FACTS “The firm is very international—many of the attorneys have lived abroad, are dual citizens or foreigners and collectively we speak many of the world’s languages. We also have a visiting attorney program with several firms in Latin America. Based on my experience, it is unusual to work on a deal where the sole language spoken is English and extremely rare to work on a deal in which only one office of the firm is involved.”
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PRESTIGE RANKING 371 Visit vault.com for more on A&O, including information on the firm’s charitable giving initiatives. ALLEN & OVERY LLP 41 1221 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 (212) 610-6300 LOCATIONS London (HQ) • New York, NY • Washington, DC Abu Dhabi • Amsterdam • Antwerp • Athens • Bangkok • Beijing • Belfast • Bratislava • Brussels • Bucharest • Budapest • Casablanca • Doha • Dubai • Düsseldorf • Frankfurt • Hamburg • Hanoi • Ho Chi Minh City • Hong Kong • Istanbul • Jakarta • Johannesburg • London • Luxembourg • Madrid • Mannheim • Milan • Moscow • Munich • Paris • Perth • Prague • Riyadh • Rome • São Paulo • Shanghai • Singapore • Sydney • Tokyo • Toronto • Warsaw • Yangon MAJOR DEPARTMENTS & PRACTICES Anti-Bribery and Corruption • Antitrust/Competition • Asset Management • Banking and Finance • Capital Markets • Corporate and M&A • Corporate Governance and Compliance • Emerging Markets • Employment and Benefits • Environment & Regulatory Law • Financial Services Regulation and Investigations • Insurance • Islamic Finance • Latin America • Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolutions • Projects • Public International Law • Public Law • Real Estate • Restructuring • Sanctions, International Trade & Investment Compliance • Tax • U.S. China Group • U.S. Regulatory UPPERS
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