Shearman & Sterling

Any insight on the leveraged finance group at Shearman & Sterling NY or the culture of firm more broadly? Any interview tips would also be appreciated.

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How is the culture at Shearman & Sterling? WLB? Partner-associate relations? Atmosphere? East coast and west coast?

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Any insight on culture at Shearman & Sterling *Texas* offices?

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