Mid-Level Associate, Private Funds

Application ends: May 18, 2026
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Job Description

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

About the Private Funds Practice Group

Simpson Thacher is the world’s leading legal advisor in the private equity sector. Since the earliest days of private equity, clients have sought Simpson Thacher’s advice across the spectrum of private equity activity and the firm continues to be the counsel of choice for many of the world’s most sophisticated private equity firms. Simpson Thacher’s scale and depth of experience give it insight into the needs of every participant in private equity transactions – private equity sponsors, senior bank lenders, subordinated and bridge lenders, management and financial investors and underwriters. The firm has ranked among the top two law firms in Global Private Equity Announced Deals (by value) by Bloomberg in 11 of the past 15 years, and has been named a ‘Private Equity Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360 for ten consecutive 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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