Women in the Law
First Women Elected to Simpson Thacher’s Executive Committee
Posted Sep 3, 2009 5:55 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Women partners at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett are celebrating the election of two women to the firm’s executive committee.
Sarah Cogan and Laura Palma are the first women to join the 12-member committee in the firm’s 125 years of existence, the Am Law Daily reports.
"It was a gaping hole not to have women on the top management committee," Cogan told the publication.
Women partners at the firm celebrated with “a spontaneous after-work party” at Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur restaurant in Grand Central Terminal, the story says.