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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,178
  • Gross Revenues: $1,250,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,060,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,230,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has 1178 attorneys and is the 19th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,250,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 16th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ranked as the 21st 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 16 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 16 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 18 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 22 3 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 38 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 13 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 59 -41 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 92 -9 Summer programs

In the News

Cleary Takes Hong Kong Partner From Shearman

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 07, 2015

Shuang Zhao specializes in taking Chinese companies public in the U.S.

Kramer Levin, Gibson Dunn Prevail in Puerto Rico Bond Battle

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : July 07, 2015

In what is likely the leading edge of a rash of multibillion-dollar disputes involving the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the first round has gone to a group of bondholders.

Allied Irish Fraud Suit Against Citibank Proceeds

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015

A federal judge has allowed a 12-year-old suit to go forward charging that Citibank assisted a rogue foreign currency trader in covering up nearly $600 million in losses.

Quinn Slashes Summer Program. Should Your Firm?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : July 06, 2015

Is your firm better off without a summer associate program?

2015 Arbitration Scorecard: Highest Stakes

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : July 01, 2015

The 10 biggest disputes from our 2015 survey, ranked by the amount in controversy.

Citibank Can't Dodge Long-Running Forex Fraud Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 01, 2015

More than a dozen years after Allfirst Bank discovered $691 million fraud by foreign exchange trader John Rusnak, Citibank NA faces a potential trial in Manhattan on claims that it aided Rusnak's scheme.

Big Deals

Tom Brennan and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

China National Nuclear Power IPO,, Daiichi/Sun Pharma and more of the Asia-Pacific region's largest recent transactions.

2015 Arbitration Scorecard: Deciding the World's Biggest Disputes

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : July 01, 2015

Our survey finds more billion-dollar cases than ever—and they're being heard by the same tiny club of arbitrators.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

Singapore: A Tough Market, But Law Firms Can't Stay Away

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore continues to be a hot spot for global law firms. To thrive in such a competitive legal market, firms need to be smart about where they invest their resources.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

The Lawyers Take the Field in the FIFA Scandal

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Who's playing offense and defense in the U.S. government's massive anticorruption suit against officials of the international soccer organization.

NJ Jury: Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Claims Were Consumer Fraud

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : June 26, 2015

A New Jersey jury has decided that a religious organization violated the state's consumer fraud statute when it touted the efficacy of a form of therapy aimed at converting homosexuals to heterosexuals.

Cleary Bankruptcy Pro Takes On Gay 'Conversion Therapy'

Madeline Farber : The Am Law Daily : June 26, 2015

After Friday's victory for same-sex marriage, the notion that gays and lesbians need to be "cured" might seem almost quaint. Not so for Jim Bromley's pro bono clients, who won a resounding jury verdict this week against a group that promised to purge their homosexuality.

Deal Watch: Cravath Goes Big on Groceries and Unsolicited Bids

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

The Am Law 100 firm took the lead this week for clients such as The Williams Companies, Cigna and Delhaize on a trio of potential deals totaling some $124 billion in value.

Dallas Private Equity Company Plans $7.6B Acquisition

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 25, 2015

Lone Star Funds of Dallas has agreed to acquire Home Properties, of Rochester, for $7.6 billion, including assumed debt.

Competition Heats Up in Brussels

Tania Karas : Global Lawyer News : June 23, 2015

A new Competition Commissioner and a surge in M&A are keeping antitrust lawyers busy in the European Union's capital.

Alsup Crushes Cooley Bid to Wipe Out ADR Award

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 19, 2015

Employers like Open Text steer disputes into arbitration at their own risk, the judge said.

Lifetime Achievers: N. Jerold Cohen

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

When N. Jerold Cohen began work as chief counsel at the Internal Revenue Service, he asked staff what publications he'd need to keep up with tax law developments.

Cleary, Davis Polk Lead Legend's $2B Hong Kong IPO

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 16, 2015

The parent company of Chinese computer maker Lenovo is raising capital for future acquisitions.

Prosecutors Cite Emails Suggesting Dewey Defendants Duped Lenders

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2015

Prosecutors in the criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives for the first time Tuesday presented evidence that sought to show that defendants lied to their bankers about how the now-defunct firm spent the money it received from lenders. Meanwhile, a former entertainment partner at the firm lost a court fight in London.


: New York Law Journal : June 04, 2015

Texas' Top Deals of 2014

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2014. Sources include Texas Lawyer, The Am Law Daily, Thomson Reuters and corporate press releases.

FIFA Taps Quinn Emanuel Amid Ongoing Corruption Probe, As Others Grab Key Roles

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The Am Law Daily : June 04, 2015

William Burck, a former deputy counsel to President George W. Bush, is advising soccer's embattled world governing body on a massive corruption investigation initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI. Sidley Austin has also been called in to counsel CONCACAF, while Clifford Chance, Cleary Gottlieb and Holland & Knight are lining up for individual defendants.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : June 03, 2015

Three firms announce new additions, while another three announce promotions.

The End of Lockstep? Not So Fast.

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2015

News that Linklaters is to finally modify its lockstep has raised fresh questions over the long-term future of the compensation system. But with some tinkering, lockstep may prove more durable than many think.

US Indicts 14 in Soccer Investigation

Tom Hays and Jennifer Peltz : The Associated Press : May 28, 2015

The leaders of soccer federations corrupted the sport for nearly a quarter century by taking $150 million in bribes and payoffs, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday as they laid out a sweeping case involving 14 people and marquee events as the World Cup.

Quinn Emanuel Heads to Shanghai, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2015

Litigation giant Quinn Emanuel opens its first office in mainland China; Steptoe & Johnson snags four in Silicon Valley; Dentons follows up on its Newt Gingrich hire with several new additions; and other hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cleary, Clifford Chance on Malakoff's $769M IPO

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : May 22, 2015

Malaysia's largest independent power company held the country's biggest initial public offering in close to three years.

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.