Partner, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP
William Dougherty joined Simpson Thatcher in 1986 and has practiced in its offices in London, Tokyo, and New York. In addition to chairing the firm, William is on the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society and The Partnership for New York City.
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.
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
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
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: 2019, 2017, 2015, 2014
Annual Meeting (2020)
Member: William Dougherty