Requisition Number: 2021-11-01462-0128-001
Job Title: Pro Bono Attorney, Corporate
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Pro Bono Attorney, Corporate

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Description/Job Summary

The Pro Bono Attorney supports the Pro Bono Counsel and other Simpson Thacher attorneys with respect to representation of a wide variety of pro bono clients and provides oversight of individual matters. This role also includes the development and implementation of specific pro bono initiatives, including but not limited to corporate and transactional matters, and substantive legal supervision of individual small business matters.


  • Support Pro Bono Counsel with Pro Bono Program initiatives; and serve as a supervisor for attorneys handling pro bono corporate and transactional matters in all of the Firm’s offices
  • Develop and implement specific pro bono initiatives, primarily, but not limited to, corporate and transactional matters, and matters that can be done by Simpson Thacher corporate and transactional lawyers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with legal services organizations and clearinghouses, in the Firm’s U.S., London and Asia Offices, to create referrals for the Firm’s lawyers
  • Provide substantive legal supervision of individual pro bono matters
  • Assist the Program Manager with oversight of pro bono clinics as necessary
  • Assist the Pro Bono Counsel and Program Manager to plan and execute pro bono events and legal training programs
  • Work with public relations and marketing departments to increase the reputation and visibility of the firm’s corporate and transactional pro bono work
  • Represent Simpson Thacher at outside programs, events, meetings and conferences related to pro bono corporate and transactional work
  • Provide input during the staff performance process
  • Attend meetings/clinics/events based on business needs
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated interest in public service and serving low-income communities
  • Familiarity with law firms
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with a variety of people including senior professionals and low-income clients
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong aptitude for detail
  • Ability to coordinate and work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to be flexible and to work independently, at times with minimal supervision, as well as in a fast-paced environment with a small staff
  • Excellent judgment, including sensitivity to confidential information

Preferred Skills

  • New York Bar Admission

Required Education

  • Juris Doctor Degree required
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