North America

A&O Shearman has more than 650 attorneys across North America who deliver innovative solutions to complex business challenges, drawing on our deep legal expertise, industry knowledge and the strength of our global network.


With offices on the east and west coasts, as well as in Texas and Toronto, we deliver outstanding advice to domestic and international clients.

We act as lead counsel to blue chip financial institutions, investment funds, and private and public companies operating in industries including energy, technology, life sciences, industrials, consumer, media, and telecommunications.  

Our clients trust us with their most complex U.S. and cross-border M&A deals and debt and equity financings, drawing in expertise from our world-class tax, regulatory, and employment practices.

What sets us apart in the region

Exceptional legal advice

We are also renowned for our commercial disputes, white collar defense and securities litigation practices, which handle bet-the-company matters for the leading multinational businesses, financial institutions and investment funds.

Domestic and international counsel

Our team in Toronto acts as international counsel to leading Canadian pension funds, banks and corporates, advising them inside Canada and internationally.

Strong and lasting relationships

We invest in building long-standing relationships with our clients and are committed to delivering outstanding results in everything we do. 

Explore our capabilities

We advise our clients in North America from our offices in major cities across the U.S. and Canada.

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