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Company Overview of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Company Overview

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal advisory services. The firm’s practice areas include antitrust, litigation, banking and credit, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, capital markets and securities, corporate governance, intellectual property, real estate, product liability, structured finance, insurance, and taxation. It caters to financial services, technology, telecommunications, media, healthcare, power, and consumer products industries. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP was founded in 1884 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, California; Washington, District of Columbia; Beijing, China; Central, Hong Kong; London, United King...

425 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10017-3954

United States

Founded in 1884





Key Executives for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Chairman and Partner
Age: 77
Managing Partner
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Key Developments

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Appoints Michael J. Osnato, Jr. as a Partner in the New York Office

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP announced that Michael J. Osnato, Jr., former Chief of the Complex Financial Instruments Unit of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division, will join the firm as a Partner in the New York office and a member of the firm’s Government and Internal Investigations Practice. In his most recent role at the SEC, Mike led a specialized, nationwide unit of 45 attorneys and industry experts in the SEC’s investigations related to complex financial products and practices involving sophisticated market participants.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Announces Management Appointments

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP announced that it has elected eleven attorneys as members of the firm effective January 1, 2017. The new partners are: Andrew Blau – Andrew advises clients on executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements, including equity-based incentives, cash-based incentives, deferred compensation, retirement plans and employment, retention and severance agreements, with particular emphasis on issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and joint ventures. Andrew received his J.D., with Honors, from the George Washington University Law School in 2003. Andrew was a Counsel at the Firm prior to his election as a partner. Abram J. Ellis – Abram concentrates his practice on antitrust matters, with a focus on class action antitrust litigation, antitrust merger review and antitrust counseling. Abram also advises on regulatory issues present in international and cross-border transactions. Ian Ho – Ian advises corporate, private equity and other clients on a wide variety of complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Ian’s practice includes representing clients in acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, minority and strategic investments and other related corporate matters. Michael T. Holick – Mike concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He regularly represents private equity firms, corporations and financial advisors in a wide range of transactions. In 2008, he received both his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his M.B.A. from Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Shahpur K. Kabraji – Shahpur is a member of the Firm’s banking and credit practice. He focuses on domestic and cross-border syndicated credit, acquisition finance and other leveraged finance transactions. Parker B. Kelsey – Parker is a member of the Firm’s private funds practice. His practice focuses on the formation and operation of private equity funds, including real estate funds, buyout funds, distressed and other debt funds, co-investment funds and hedge funds. Xiaohui (Hui) Lin – Hui focuses her practice on capital markets, securities and corporate governance matters. Hui regularly represents private equity sponsors, corporate issuers and leading investment banks in connection with a broad range of transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, registered and 144A high yield and investment grade debt offerings, leveraged acquisition financing transactions and liability management transactions. Tom Lloyd – Tom is a member of the Firm’s banking and credit and real estate practices. He advises clients on an array of credit transactions and financial instruments, as well as cross-border finance issues, with a focus on sponsor-driven real estate investments. Linton Mann III – Linton is a member of the Firm’s litigation practice, representing clients in a broad range of high-stakes litigation matters including securities, shareholder derivative disputes, class actions, antitrust and complex commercial disputes. Benjamin P. Schaye – Ben’s practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and hostile takeover defenses, spin-offs and strategic alliances and joint ventures. Adam D. Shapiro – Adam concentrates his practice on banking and credit matters. He regularly advises leading sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with a variety of corporate finance transactions, including acquisition financings, bank and bridge loan financings and refinancings.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Names Ben Spiers as Partner in the Corporate Practice of its London office

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP announced that Ben Spiers will join the firm as a partner in the Corporate Practice of its London office. He is currently a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Global M&A Group. Mr. Spiers’ practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate restructurings. He has represented a wide range of corporate clients globally.

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