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Simona G. Strauss

Simona G. Strauss

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Simona Strauss is Counsel in the Firm's Litigation Department in Palo Alto.

Ms. Strauss's areas of concentration are securities litigation, M&A litigation, government and internal investigations, and complex commercial disputes.  Ms. Strauss has significant experience with direct and derivative litigations related to mergers and acquisitions. Current and/or recent clients include Elevation Partners, Hellman & Friedman, and Silver Lake Partners.  In addition to defending companies and individuals in shareholder and derivative litigation, Ms. Strauss regularly represents clients (both domestic and foreign) involved in investigations conducted by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Ms. Strauss also has represented clients in various commercial matters. Among the clients she has represented, both in court and arbitration, and both at the trial and appellate levels, are certain former officers of Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, InfoSpace, SiRF, Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, Ingersoll-Rand Company, and Travelers. 

Ms. Strauss began practicing law in Simpson Thacher's New York office in 1996.  She is a member of the American Bar, New York State and California Bar Associations. Ms. Strauss received her J.D. with high honors from Duke University School of Law in 1996 and her B.A. with distinction in Political Science from Stanford University in 1993. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal district courts of California and New York.


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