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In 1879, Algernon Sydney Sullivan and William Nelson Cromwell founded Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City’s renowned Financial District. Throughout its long history, our Firm has been involved in some of America’s greatest industrial, commercial and financial enterprises, from the formation of Edison General Electric Company in 1882 and United States Steel Corporation in 1901 to its present work with leaders of the global economy in the 21st century.
Sullivan & Cromwell’s headquarters are located in New York City, in the heart of the financial district. Together with S&C lawyers in 12 other offices worldwide, more than 540 lawyers resident in the New York office conduct leading global practices in many practice areas including: securities, litigation, M&A, criminal defense and investigations, banking, commercial real estate, project finance, tax, and estates and personal. The Firm’s expertise is extended by numerous inter-group specialty areas such as asset-based finance, intellectual property, investment management, international trade, and commodities, futures and derivatives, to name but a few.
Our success is a direct result of the quality of our lawyers, the most broadly and deeply trained collection of attorneys in the world. We work as a single partnership without geographic division. We hire the very best law school graduates and train them to be generalists within broad practice areas. We promote lawyers to partner almost entirely from among our own associates. The result is a partnership with a unique diversity of experience, exceptional professional judgment and a demonstrated history of innovation.

There is no “S&C type.” Our lawyers come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Along with our commitment to superior legal service, S&C is equally dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Not only do we believe that this is the right thing to do, but we also believe that diversity is vital to recruiting the best lawyers and to providing the highest level of service to our clients. Our culture and policies value the individual abilities and perspectives of every team member, and support diversity in its broadest sense.

To learn more about our Associate and Summer Associate programs, please see Your Career at S&C. Hiring for our U.S. offices is handled locally by each individual office. Please see the Apply section of our website for information on how to submit an application. For general inquiries, please contact:
Legal Recruiting
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
125 Broad Street
New York, NY  10004
[email protected]

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