Chair of the Executive Committee, Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP

Alden Millard was elected Chair of the Executive Committee of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in 2022. He joined the firm in 1996 after receiving his J.D. from Columbia Law School. Alden has served on the Executive Committee for more than a decade and served a three-year term as one of the firm's Co-Administrative Partners. He is also a member of the firm's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Women's committees. 

Simpson Thatcher provides mentoring, affinity groups, and a women’s initiative for its minority lawyers. The firm is also engaged in pro bono activities in diverse communities, such as representing civil rights groups in the opposition of New York’s ban on same-sex marriage. Simpson Thatcher also has a pipeline program called the Urban Education Initiative, which engages with more than 800 students at New York and Los Angeles high schools.

Simpson Thatcher was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2021 and 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2021: Linda Tieh; 2020: Robert Guo; 2019: Erland Modesto; 2018: Ravi Purushotham; 2017: Makiko Harunari; 2015: Crystal L. Frierson; 2014: Linton Mann, III; 2013: Marcela Robledo; 2012: Karen H. Kelley; 2011: Juan A. Arteaga

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Luis Aguilera, Nicholas Anselmi, Caitlin Cheeseboro, Helena Ferreira, Chelsea Hu, Bernice Kwade, Won Ki Lee, Saiyin Li, Linghexiang Li, Nehemiah McGowan, Emily McKenna, Niranjana Menon, Hayley Smith, Joseph Sotile, Sean Uribe, Theodore Waldron; 2021: Millen Trujillo, Neel Lakhanpal, Jhanelle Bisasor, Price Figurelli-Reid, Melanie Shapsis, Alberto Aradillas, Taliah Rodriguez, Vanasis Ohanian, Virginia Thomas, Terrance Brown, Kimberly Cook; 2020: Micaela Lucero, Philip Titcomb, Blaine Elias, Austin Riddick, Jaylen Amaker, Sephora Grey; 2019: Grace Miller, Miatta Echetebu, Lynnewood Shaffer II, Chika Oparaji, Sabrina Zhang, Matthew Preston

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2014

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020)


Member: Alden Millard

Diversity Professionals: Arielle ParkerSusan Osnato, Kanaan Oliver

Communications: Caroline Fatchett