Shearman & Sterling is a global law firm with nearly 1,000 lawyers located in 19 offices throughout the world. The firm specializes in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and finance, business litigation, international arbitration, asset management and tax law. It has advised many of the world's leading corporations, financial institutions and governmental organizations for more than 130 years. Shearman & Sterling engages in transactions in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America and Latin America. The firm also practices in antitrust, intellectual property, bankruptcy, reorganization, corporate governance, criminal law, executive compensation and employee benefits. It maintains offices in various cities, such as San Francisco.