- Managing Partner: Mark Leddy
- Number of partners worldwide: 195
- Number of lawyers worldwide: 1,200
- International Offices:
- EUROPE: Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Moscow, Paris and Rome. ASIA: Hong Kong and Beijing.
- LATIN AMERICA: Buenos Aires and São Paulo
Recent Firm Awards and Achievements: Top 3 Innovative Law Firm by Financial Times in its “U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report” (2011); Go-To Law Firm (IP, Litigation, Securities, Corporate, and International) by Corporate Counsel (2012); U.S. Law Firm of the Year by Legal Business (2011); Global 20 Firm by Law360 (2011); Top 25 U.S. Firm (Selected by Directors and General Counsel) by Corporate Board Member in its “Americas Best Corporate Law Firms Survey" (2011); U.S. Law Firm of the Year and Most Innovative U.S. Firm in Europe by International Financial Law Review (2011); European and Americas Equity Teams of the Year by International Financial Law Review (2011); Securities Group of the Year by Law360 (2012); Competition Firm of the Year by Chambers Global (2012); Antitrust Firm of the Year by Chambers USA (2011); Top Two Global Competition Review Elite Firm by Global Competition Review (2011-2012); Tax Team of the Year by Chambers USA (2011); Latin America Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Global (2012); Best Legal Advisor in Latin America by Global Finance (2012); Top 7 Firm Worldwide Appearing as Arbitration Counsel by The American Lawyer in its “Arbitration Scorecard” (2011); GAR100 International Arbitration Practice by Global Arbitration Review in its GAR 100 - Most Active Firms Worldwide (2012); The American Lawyer’s A-List—a carefully-weighted annual ranking of the top 20 most successful AmLaw 200 firms every year since the A-List’s inception in 2003; Top 50 Great Places to Work by Washingtonian Magazine (2011); Excellence in Corporate Diversity Award by the Association of Black Women Attorneys (2011); #4 in Diversity by The American Lawyer in its “Diversity Scorecard” (2011); Living the Values Award for Diversity by The Coca-Cola Company (2011); Top Ten Law Firm by the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2011); Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality by Human Rights Campaign in its “Corporate Equality Index” (2011).
League Table Results: Number one firm advising US equity managers in Bloomberg, (based on value, 2011); number two firm advising global bond issuers in Bloomberg, (based on deal count, 2011); number three firm advising global bond managers in Bloomberg, (based on deal count, 2011); number two firm advising US equity-linked managers in Bloomberg (based on value, 2011); number four firm advising US investment grade issuers in Bloomberg, (based on value, 2011); number two firm advising Euromarket high yield issuers (excluding emerging markets) in Bloomberg (based on value, 2011); number five firm advising Malaysia equity IPO issuers in Bloomberg, (based on value, 2011); number five firm advising EMEA equity & equity-linked issuers in Bloomberg, (based on value, 2011); number one firm in Latin America M&A in Thomson Reuters, (based on value, completed, 2011); number one firm in Mexican M&A in Thomson Reuters, (based on value, completed, 2011); number one firm in Russian M&A in Thomson Reuters, (based on value, completed, 2011); number two firm in German M&A in Thomson Reuters, (based on value, announced, 2011); number three firm in Italian M&A in Thomson Reuters, (based on value and deal count, completed, 2011); number two firm in Greater China M&A in Mergermarket, (based on value, announced, 2011); number three firm in US consumer products and services M&A in Thomson Reuters, (based on value, announced, 2011); number two firm in global metals and mining M&A in Thomson Reuters, (based on value, completed, 2011); number one firm in private equity involving North American target in The American Lawyer’s 2010 ‘Corporate Scorecard’ (based on value, announced, based on mergermarket data); number three firm in US public M&A in Thomson Reuters, (based on value, completed, 2010); number one firm in Emerging Markets M&A in Thomson Reuters, (based on value, announced and completed, 2010).
Deals of the Year: The firm continues to receive consistent recognition by various influential publications as counsel in Deals of the Year.
Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust and competition; Asia; banking and financial institutions; bankruptcy and restructuring; capital markets; corporate governance; derivatives; employee benefits; energy; environmental; intellectual property; international trade; Latin America; leveraged finance; litigation and arbitration; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; private clients and charitable organizations; private equity; privatizations; pro bono; project finance and infrastructure; real estate; securities enforcement and white-collar defense; sovereign governments and international institutions; structured finance; and tax. International Work: Formore than 60 years,Cleary Gottlieb has been preeminent in shaping the globalization of the legal profession. The firm’s worldwide practice has a proven track record for innovation and providing work of the highest quality to meet the domestic and international needs of clients. Cleary Gottlieb’s clients include multinational corporations and international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, as well as domestic corporations and financial institutions in the countries where the firm’s offices are located. Although each of the 14 offices has its own practice, Cleary Gottlieb’s ‘one firm’ approach offers clients the ability to access the full resources of all of the firm’s offices and lawyers worldwide to the extent their matters so require. Approximately 1,200 lawyers work at Cleary Gottlieb worldwide. In addition, the firm will continue to expand by opening an office in Seoul, Korea in the first half of 2012, its third office in Asia.
One Liberty Plaza, New York, NY 10006
Office Profile: The New York office handles corporate, securities and structured finance matters;mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; litigation; banking and financial institutions; bankruptcy and restructuring; representation of sovereign governments in financial matters; taxation; employee benefits; real estate; and work for individual clients and charitable organizations. Clients range from the top investment banking firms and corporate entities to sovereign governments throughout Latin America and high net worth individuals. The New York office has approximately 500 lawyers.
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Office Profile: The Washington office focuses on banking and financial institutions regulations; corporate and securities law; environmental, public and administrative law; structured finance; litigation; antitrust and international trade; taxation; and legislative counseling. The office serves as the focal point for the firm’s US regulatory practice and, in particular, its counsel on corporate governance issues. Clients range from government loan agencies to Fortune 500 corporations. Approximately 100 lawyers work in the Washington office.