About Us

When it comes to the art of the deal, clients trust Shearman & Sterling to deliver.  Known as a “go-to” law firm for mission-critical transactions, we’ve been involved in high-profile deals and matters for some of the most recognized names in the world since 1873.  Clients tell us they choose Shearman & Sterling time and time again for our ability to strategically leverage the knowledge and experience of our legal teams to lead them successfully through their complex, time-sensitive business transactions.  When we assemble a legal team to address the needs of our clients worldwide, we’re also bringing together our lawyers’ collective ideas, experiences, cultures, and backgrounds.


“Some of the best advice I received as a junior associate was to try to become the best lawyer I could be and then let the rest of my career sort itself out. I've always found this to be the case. When you enjoy what you do and you work hard at being a team player, people will notice.”
Robert Freedman