Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP "began its 124th year in January 2007.
"Throughout its history, Simpson Thacher’s practice has reflected the major financial and industrial activities of the times. At the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries, the Firm was active in railroad reorganizations, the creation of mining and natural resource companies and the national expansion of the public utility system.
"After World War I Simpson Thacher's practice expanded internationally. By the 1920's, the Firm represented clients in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and South America.
"Simpson Thacher's extensive banking practice developed in the 1950's, with the representation of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Today, the Firm has an unparalleled banking practice representing, among other banks, JP Morgan Chase, the successor to Manufacturers Hanover, Chemical Bank, Chase Manhattan and JP Morgan, each of which was a major money center bank in its own right.
"Simpson Thacher has represented investment banks in varied corporate financings from the early 1900's. During the 60's and 70's the corporate practice came to focus more on the financial services sector with the representation of virtually every major U.S. investment banking firm. In the 1980's and 1990's the Firm developed one of the world’s premier merger & acquisition practices, including a unique strength in leveraged buyout acquisitions and finance for clients such as Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts and The Blackstone Group." 
- Cyrus R. Vance, Partner
Resources and articles
- Firm History, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, accessed July 17, 2007.