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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,203
  • Gross Revenues: $1,212,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,010,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,080,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has 1203 attorneys and is the 18th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,212,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 18th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2015 Global 100 survey, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ranked as the 24th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 18 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 18 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 19 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 20 2 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 37 1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 9 4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 59 -41 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 92 -9 Summer programs

In the News

Cleary Gottlieb, Holland & Knight and Cabanellas Etchebarne Advise on Argentina's Latest Bond Deals

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : July 11, 2016

U.S. and Argentine firms are representing the Argentine Province of Buenos Aires in another $1 billion bond issuance and a $300 million issuance from the Province of Salta.

New All-Time Record for Legal Fees?

Michael D. Goldhaber : Corporate Counsel : July 11, 2016

After $2 billion in bankruptcy fees, Nortel approaches a dubious record.

Two Partners Join Jones Day, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 11, 2016

Jones Day recruits two new partners on opposite coasts after a top restructuring duo departs; Milbank makes a rare lateral hire; Paul Hastings makes some high-profile additions; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Head Count Declines Outpaced Growth Among NY Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 11, 2016

The largest law firms in New York showed wide disparity in attorney head count growth, and gains at some firms were outweighed by deep drops at others.

IP Insider: Nortel's Catastrophic Success

Michael D. Goldhaber : Corporate Counsel : July 06, 2016

After $2 billion in bankruptcy fees, Nortel approaches a dubious record.

Tender Offer in Merger Subject to Business Judgment Rule, Chancery Says

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 05, 2016

A tender-offer approval of an all-cash merger had the same cleansing effect as a stockholder vote, qualifying the deal for scrutiny under the forgiving business judgment rule, Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves ruled June 30, interpreting a recent line of opinions from the Delaware Supreme Court.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016

The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.

Big Suits

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : July 01, 2016

June Laterals: Firms Snap Up Ex-Government and White Collar Litigators

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2016

Many of June's most notable lateral hires involved litigators exiting the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Other significant moves featured lawyers who specialize in being adverse to the government. Thanks, Uncle Sam.

For Small Businesses, a Hand Up

Zachary Melvin : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Debevoise and other firms partner with a nonprofit to foster commerce in the South Bronx.

Deal Watch: London Falls, But M&A Must Carry On

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

While Friday's Brexit vote has likely cast a potential shadow over cross-border M&A activity, a number of timely billion-dollar tie-ups were announced amid the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.

Davis Polk Associate Receives Pro Bono Award

: New York Law Journal : June 21, 2016

The Federal Bar Council presented the Thurgood Marshall award for exceptional pro bono service to Davis Polk and Wardwell associate Scott Wilcox at an event held Thursday at the Battery Gardens in Manhattan.

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

A Closer Look at Law Firm Diversity

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2016

More charts from The American Lawyer's annual Diversity Scorecard reveal the racial and ethnic demographics of individual law firms.

Cleary Representing Japanese App Company in IPO

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is representing Japanese messaging app Line Corp. on a planned initial public offering that could raise $900 million. Listing is planned for Tokyo and New York.

FINRA Taps Cleary Gottlieb Partner Robert Cook as CEO

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Cook's soon-to-be-former firm also welcomed a government lawyer through the revolving door on Monday, saying it had hired antitrust lawyer David Gelfand from the U.S. Justice Department.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Lauren Handlesman

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Though she eventually decided to pursue law, an early exposure to digital communications put Lauren Handelsman in good stead today as Binder & Schwartz's tech maven as well a key litigator at the 11-lawyer firm.