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Job Description

Simpson Thacher is open to applications from mid-level associate candidates (3-5 years of experience) for its M&A practice group in any of the firm’s U.S. offices (Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, and Washington DC).  

About the M&A Practice Group 

Simpson Thacher is recognized globally for its role on behalf of parties on all sides of complex M&A transactions, buyouts, stock and asset purchases, restructurings, spinoffs, joint ventures and contested transactions. Simpson Thacher also counsels clients on a broad range of corporate governance and control matters, including proxy contests and challenges by activist investors. The firm was named an ‘M&A Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 in four of the past six years.  

Associate Salaries: 

  • 1st year: $215,000
  • 2nd year: $225,000 
  • 3rd year: $250,000 
  • 4th year: $295,000 
  • 5th year: $345,000 
  • 6th year: $370,000 
  • 7th year: $400,000 
  • 8th year: $415,000

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