Message From the Chairman

Message From the Chairman

S&C Chairman Joe Shenker shares his thoughts about the Firm.

We at S&C continue to work with our clients on major U.S. and cross-border M&A, finance and corporate transactions; significant litigation and corporate investigations; and complex regulatory, tax and estate planning matters. Our hallmarks are the highest-quality independent advice and intense dedication to solving client problems, with more than 875 lawyers on four continents—four offices each in the United States and Europe, three offices in Asia and two in Australia.

In response to our clients’ changing needs, we have continued to expand our:

  • alternative investment management practice;
  • international restructuring, high-yield and leveraged finance capabilities;
  • litigation and investigations practice, including tax controversy, and appellate and Supreme Court litigation expertise;
  • intellectual property capacity; and
  • Greater China practice.
Our client base is almost evenly divided between U.S. and non-U.S. entities, and is exceptionally diverse. During the past few years, we have seen growth in our consumer products, energy, healthcare and life sciences, and technology practices. More information on these areas can be found in the “Practice & Capabilities” and “Offices & International Practices” sections of our site.
In response to a number of legal changes in areas where our clients conduct business, we continue to sponsor conferences, webinars and interactive databases for the benefit of our clients, alumni and others. Substantive information on these rapid changes can be found in the Publications & Learning, Recent MemosNews and Areas of Focus sections. 
S&C now proudly counts more than 3,800 lawyers worldwide in our ever-growing alumni network—a network that plays a vital part in the strength and success of our Firm. Information about the network can be found in the Alumni section of the site. To strengthen our alumni network, we recently hosted four events: one in London for our alumni in Europe; one in Shanghai for our alumni in the Asia-Pacific region; another in New York for our alumni in the United States; and the fourth in Panama to connect our alumni located in Latin America.
In fall 2017, 147 new associates, visiting lawyers and trainee solicitors joined S&C. Members of this latest class represent 42 law schools, hail from 22 countries and speak 17 languages. Thirty-one former judicial clerks are part of this class as well.

More information on our Law Students and Law Clerks can be found on our new recruiting site.
If you have questions or suggestions for our web site, please send your thoughts to [email protected].
All my best for a successful and fulfilling 2018,
Joseph C. Shenker
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP