2014

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Elects 13 New Partners

    NEW YORK, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
 announced today that it has elected 13 associates as members of the Firm
 effective January 1, 2007. The new partners are: Barrie B. Covit
 (Corporate-NY), John C. Ericson (Corporate-NY), Michael J. Garvey
 (Litigation-NY), Gregory T. Grogan (Executive Compensation & Employee
 Benefits-NY), Farhad M. Karim (Real Estate- London), Patrick E. King
 (Litigation-Palo Alto), Sasan S. Mehrara (Real Estate-NY), Arman Y. Oruc
 (Litigation-Washington), Ellen Reilly Patterson (Corporate-NY), Nicholas J.
 Shaw (Corporate-London), Chad A. Skinner (Corporate-Palo Alto), Kathryn
 King Sudol (Corporate-NY) and George S. Wang (Litigation-NY).
     BARRIE B. COVIT is a member of the Firm's corporate department in the
 New York office. His practice focuses on private funds and other facets of
 "alternative asset management." Mr. Covit graduated from McGill University
 in 1995, where he was a James McGill Scholar. He received his J.D. from
 Columbia Law School in 1998, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Mr.
 Covit joined Simpson Thacher in 1998.
     JOHN C. ERICSON is a member of the Firm's corporate department in the
 New York office. His area of concentration is capital markets and
 securities. Mr. Ericson graduated from Amherst College in 1993 and received
 his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1997. Mr. Ericson joined Simpson Thacher
 in 1997.
     MICHAEL J. GARVEY is a member of the Firm's litigation department in
 the New York office. His practice focuses on insurance, securities and
 shareholder litigation and governmental investigations. Mr. Garvey
 graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1995 and
 received his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law, cum laude, in
 1998. Mr. Garvey joined Simpson Thacher in 1998, served as a law clerk for
 the Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, New York State Court of Appeals from
 1999-2001, and returned to the Firm in 2001.
     GREGORY T. GROGAN is a member of the Firm's executive compensation &
 employee benefits department in the New York office. His practice focuses
 on corporate governance, executive compensation, employee benefits and
 mergers and acquisitions, particularly in connection with private equity
 and leveraged buyout transactions. Mr. Grogan graduated from California
 State University Northridge in 1995 and received his J.D. from Georgetown
 University Law Center, cum laude, in 1998. Mr. Grogan joined Simpson
 Thacher in 2000.
     FARHAD M. KARIM is a member of the Firm's real estate department in the
 London office. His areas of concentration are real estate acquisitions,
 dispositions, financings and joint ventures. Mr. Karim graduated from
 McGill University in 1990. He received his Master of International Affairs
 from Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs in 1993.
 Mr. Karim received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1998 and joined
 Simpson Thacher in 1999.
     PATRICK E. KING is a member of the Firm's litigation department in the
 Palo Alto office. His practice focuses on intellectual property. Mr. King
 graduated from Dartmouth College in 1981 and received his J.D. from
 Columbia Law School in 1994, where he was a Stone Scholar. Mr. King joined
 Simpson Thacher in 1994.
     SASAN S. MEHRARA is a member of the Firm's real estate department in
 the New York office. His areas of concentration are commercial real estate
 acquisitions and dispositions and financings. Mr. Mehrara graduated from
 the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, in 1994 and received his J.D.
 from The George Washington University of Law School, with honors in 1997.
 Mr. Mehrara joined Simpson Thacher in 2000.
     ARMAN Y. ORUC is a member of the Firm's litigation department in the
 Firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on antitrust
 litigation. Mr. Oruc graduated from Skidmore College in 1992 and received
 his M.A. from Cambridge University in 1993. He received his J.D. from the
 University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, in 1996.
 Mr. Oruc joined Simpson Thacher in 2003.
     ELLEN REILLY PATTERSON is a member of the Firm's corporate department
 in the New York office. Her areas of concentration are mergers and
 acquisitions and capital markets and securities. Ms. Patterson graduated
 from Harvard University, cum laude, in 1995 and received her J.D. from
 Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, in 1998.
 Ms. Patterson joined Simpson Thacher in 1998.
     NICHOLAS J. SHAW is a member of the Firm's corporate department and is
 based in the London office. His practice focuses on capital markets
 transactions and leveraged finance. Mr. Shaw graduated from the University
 of Adelaide in 1991 and received his LL.B. and LL.M. from The University of
 Adelaide Law School. In 1997, Mr. Shaw also received his LL.M. from
 Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and graduated with
 Honors in 1997. Mr. Shaw joined Simpson Thacher in 2000.
     CHAD A. SKINNER is a member of the Firm's corporate department and is
 based in the Palo Alto office. His area of concentration is mergers and
 acquisitions. Mr. Skinner graduated from Duke University, cum laude, in
 1994 and received his J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School, cum
 laude, in 1997. Mr. Skinner joined Simpson Thacher in 1997.
     KATHRYN KING SUDOL is a member of the Firm's corporate department in
 the New York office. Her area of concentration is mergers and acquisitions.
 Ms. Sudol graduated from Northwestern University, with Honors, in 1995 and
 received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1998. Ms.
 Sudol joined Simpson Thacher in 1998.
     GEORGE S. WANG is a member of the Firm's litigation department in the
 New York office. His practice focuses on securities and shareholder
 litigation and insurance/reinsurance. Mr. Wang graduated from Harvard
 University in 1995, magna cum laude, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law
 School, magna cum laude, in 1998. After clerking for the Hon. Diarmuid F.
 O'Scannlain, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from
 1998-1999, Mr. Wang joined Simpson Thacher in 1999.
     About Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
     Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (www.simpsonthacher.com) is a leading
 global law firm. Established in 1884, the Firm has more than 700 attorneys,
 including 165 partners. Through its New York City headquarters and its
 offices in Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong and
 Tokyo, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on some of the largest
 and most complex transactional and litigation matters in the world.
     Contact Information:
     Jean Cleary
     (212) 455-2180
     jcleary@stblaw.com
 
 

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