Shearman & Sterling LLP

Banking & Finance Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Established practice routinely sought after for its expert counsel by borrower, lender and sponsor-side clients. Displays particular strength in syndicated lending, acquisition financing, asset-based lending and bond offerings. Possesses significant experience representing clients on complex cross-border transactions with a prominent London office that allows for seamless transatlantic coordination. Finance capabilities are bolstered by firm's regulatory, tax and capital markets practice. Extensive experience acting for their diverse roster of clients in industries such as retail, energy and technology.

Strengths Sources variously describe Shearman & Sterling as "a premier practice"and "a preeminent shop."

Work highlights Acted for Citigroup as administrative agent in providing $2.52 billion credit facilities to Science Applications, used to fund its acquisition of Engility Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Clients value that
Alan Rockwell
is a “very seasoned lawyer” in the banking and finance space. He recently joined the team and brings his experience of  representing both traditional and alternate lenders.


Jonathan DeSantis
has expertise in assisting lenders through both syndicated and single-party financings. Market commentators agree that he is “practical, efficient and does a nice job.”

Highlighted by sources as “one of the sages of the industry,”
Maura O'Sullivan
is recognized for her high-level lender practice. Her recent work includes assisting UK-based investment banks in leveraged financings.


Ronan Wicks
chiefly advises traditional lending institutions on commercial financings. He is particularly notable for acting on cross-border transactions.