Global 20: Shearman & Sterling

Law360, New York (May 27, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT) -- With international roots dating back to the early 20th century, Shearman & Sterling LLP has long hired attorneys to practice in their native regions, allowing the firm to offer unique expertise to multinational clients such as Brazil's JBS SA in its $800 million purchase of U.S.-based Pilgrim's Pride Corp., placing it among Law360’s Global 20.

Shearman, founded in 1873, is one of the handful of firms formed in New York that has expanded globally, now boasting about 900 attorneys in 20 offices across 12 countries worldwide....
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