D. Rhett Brandon

Rhett Brandon is a senior corporate Partner who advises U.S. and overseas clients on a very wide variety of complex corporate and transactional matters.

Rhett is actively engaged in Simpson Thacher’s pro bono Practice and in recent years has served as guardian ad litem in numerous federal court cases involving mentally disabled residents of adult care facilities in New York. He also advises RAINN, an anti–sexual assault organization.

Rhett was named by Global Counsel as one of the top 15 securities law practitioners in New York, based upon an independent survey of private practitioners and in-house counsel, and was named as one of America’s top 25 capital markets lawyers by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group. For three consecutive years, he has been named a “Client Service All-Star” for delivering superior year-on-year client service in annual BTI Consulting Group reports, based on interviews of general counsel at Fortune 1000 and other large organizations.

Rhett joined Simpson Thacher in 1980 and became a Partner in 1986. From 1983 to 1985 and from 1990 to 1997, he was based in the Firm’s London office. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where he was a member of the Duke Law Journal.

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Areas of Practice 1) Capital Markets, 2) Initial Public Offerings, 3) High Yield, 4) Equity and Equity Linked, 5) Debt, 6) Derivatives, 7) Corporate and 8) Leveraged Finance
Law School Duke University School of Law, 1979 J.D.
Education Duke University, 1976 B.A.
Bar Member / Association Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association
Most recent firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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