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investments, syndicated loans, debt restructurings and bank- ruptcies, privatizations and real estate transactions. The firm’s corporate lawyers handle transactions for the world’s leading banks and private equity firms (including PE sponsors on the five largest completed buyout transactions in history) and for an array of blue chip companies around the world. These com- panies have also turned to Simpson for advice in hundreds of blockbuster transactions, including Silver Lake’s $24.4 billion acquisition of Dell and the IPOs of Google and Facebook. Defending the Who’s Who On the dispute resolution side of the house, the firm’s litiga- tion team has helps companies navigate pressing disputes and government investigations, from the outset through trial and appeal. These matters involve antitrust, securities, insur- ance, intellectual property, and international arbitration and cross-border issues and conduct in more than 58 countries on 6 continents. For decades, Simpson’s securities litigators have represented the most prominent financial institutions and corporations in headline-making securities fraud and financial- related litigation, including JPMorgan Chase, SeaWorld, Alib- aba, Deutsche Bank, UBS, TD Bank, Morgan Stanley, and Best Buy. Simpson litigators also routinely handle client responses to simultaneous challenges—including overlapping criminal and regulatory investigations, civil securities litigation, and auditor inquiries. Simpson’s litigation docket includes matters for Twitter, the Board of Exxon Mobil, the Wounded Warrior Project, Madoff-related parties, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. The Next Generation Associate training at SImpson begins upon arrival and is avail- able to associates at all levels—ranging from a Simpson-spe- cific Finance curriculum to a Capital Markets “10b-5” podcast series. And Simpson’s centralized staffing gives associates a voice in the types of work they do. A career at Simpson has proven to be an powerful launch pad for a wide range of posi- tions in both the public and private sector—including federal government service (U.S. Attorney’s Offices, DOJ, SEC, federal judicial clerkships), financial services firms, entertainment and sports companies, and leading nonprofits. The firm’s alumni remain part of the broader Simpson family and often turn back to the firm as clients. Simpson alumni include both the CEO and chief legal officer of Travelers, the general counsels of the largest private equity firms including Blackstone, KKR, Silver Lake, and First Reserve, the Commissioner of the Big East Bas- ketball Conference, and a former Secretary of State. IN THE NEWS May 2017 Standing Up to Search and Seizure Simpson Thacher, along with the ACLU of Mississippi and the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a class action lawsuit in Mississippi against the Madison County Sherriff’s Department over its unconstitutional policing program to systematically tar- get Black residents for illegal searches and seizures of persons, homes, cars and property. The pro bono case was featured in
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