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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York

  • One Liberty Plaza
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10006
  • Tel:+1 212 225 2000
  • Fax:+1 212 225 3999
  • Web:
  • Managing Partner: Mark Leddy
  • Number of partners worldwide: 189
  • Number of lawyers worldwide: 1,200
  • ASIA Beijing, Hong Kong and Seoul
  • EUROPE Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Moscow, Paris and Rome
  • LATIN AMERICA Buenos Aires and São Paulo
  • MIDDLE EAST Abu Dhabi

Firm Overview:
A leading international law firm with 16 offices located in major financial centers around the world, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has helped shape the globalization of the legal profession for more than 65 years. The firm’s worldwide practice has a proven track record for innovation and providing work of the highest quality to meet the needs of its domestic and international clients. In recognition of the firm’s strong global practice, its effectiveness in dealing with the different business cultures of the countries in which it operates, and its success in multiple jurisdictions, Cleary Gottlieb received Chambers & Partners’ inaugural International Law Firm of the Year award. Cleary Gottlieb seamlessly handles the largest and most innovative matters worldwide. Publications and other data providers that cover the legal and financial industries consistently recognize Cleary Gottlieb for its legal excellence.
Recent firm awards and achievements (2013-present):
Top 10 Innovative Law Firm by Financial Times’ US Innovative Lawyers Report (2013-2014); Top 4 Global Firm by Law360’s “Global 20” List of Preeminent Global Law Firms (2013-2014); Global Elite firm every year since the list’s inception by Legal Business’ “Global 100” (2003-2014); Law Firm of the Year by Legal Business (2013); Top 25 US Firm (Selected by General Counsel) by Corporate Board Member’s “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms Survey” (2013-2014); Best Law Firm in Latin America by LatinFinance (2013-2014); Top International Law Firm in Latin America by Latinvex (2014); Most Innovative US Law Firm in Europe by International Financial Law Review (2013); Russian Law Firm of the Year by International Financial Law Review (2013); South Korea International Firm of the Year by Chambers Asia (2013); Best International Firm Latin America Practice by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s “Americas Women in Business Law Awards” (2013).
Practices: Best Legal Adviser, North America by Global Finance (2015); GAR20 Firm by Global Arbitration Review’s Top Arbitration Firms Worldwide (2013-2015); Litigation Firm of the Year by LegalCommunity (2014); Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2014); M&A Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2014); Project Finance Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2014); Banking Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2013); Securities Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2013); Real Estate Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2013); Tax Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2013); Top Two Elite Competition Firm by Global Competition Review (2013-2014); Restructuring Team of the Year by Legal Business (2013) and The Lawyer Awards (2013); Competition/ Antitrust Firm of the Year by Chambers Global (2013); Standout Securities and Finance Litigation Firm by BTI Litigation Outlook (2013); International Trade & Finance Firm of the Year by US News & World Report – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms (2013).
Workplace & Pro Bono: Top 10 Law Firm by Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2015); Top 15 in Diversity by Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2014) and Top 20 by The American Lawyer’s “Diversity Scorecard” (2014); Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award by Bank of America (2013); Diversity Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation (2013); “Best International Firm For Pro Bono Work,” Euromoney (2014); Pro Bono Firm of the Year by Law360 (2013).


New York:
Cleary Gottlieb was founded in New York and Washington simultaneously in 1946. The New York office currently has approximately 600 lawyers representing both US and international clients in a wide range of general and highly specialized practice areas. The office’s primary practice areas include corporate; securities; structured finance; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; litigation; banking and financial institutions; bankruptcy and restructuring; sovereign governments and international institutions; tax; employee benefits; real estate; and work for individual clients and charitable organizations. Clients include multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, as well as domestic corporations and financial institutions.

The Washington office of Cleary Gottlieb was established in 1946, when the firm was founded, and currently has approximately 100 lawyers. The office’s primary practice areas include antitrust, banking and financial institutions, corporate (including transactional and regulatory), and litigation and enforcement. Clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to government loan agencies.

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Derivatives
  • Economic Sanctions & Foreign Investments
  • Energy
  • Environmental Law
  • Executive Compensation & ERISA
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade & Investment
  • Leveraged & Acquisition Finance
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity
  • Privatizations
  • Pro Bono
  • Project Finance & Infrastructure
  • Public International Law
  • Real Estate
  • Sovereign Governments & International Institutions
  • Structured Finance
  • Tax
  • White-Collar Defense, Securities Enforcement & Internal Investigations
  • Asia
  • European Union
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & North Africa


  • One Liberty Plaza,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10006
  • Tel +1 212 225 2000
  • Fax +1 212 225 3999
  • Website : www.clearygottlieb.com
  • 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006
  • Tel +1 202 974 1500
  • Fax +1 202 974 1999