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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 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has 1192 attorneys and is the 18th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,190,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 16th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Deal Watch: Big Firm Pharma Deal Flow Continues With Teva's Mylan Bid

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 23, 2015

Big Pharma leads the list of billion-dollar deals this week with a $40 billion, unsolicited bid made by Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for fellow generic-drug maker Mylan N.V.

Ropes, Cleary, Paul Hastings on Cirque du Soleil Deal

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 22, 2015

U.S. private equity giant TPG Capital and Shanghai-based Fosun International are buying into the Canadian entertainment company and plan to launch the business in China.

Sony's Hacked Emails a Treasure Trove for Attorney-Client Relations

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Internal emails hacked from Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year have been released in a searchable database form by WikiLeaks. The document dump reveals frank discussions between the company's in-house lawyers and outside counsel on everything from legal fees and conflict waivers to pitches for business.

Cleary Gottlieb, Allen & Overy Get Google's Antitrust Call

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

The two firms are divvying up the task of advising Google on antitrust claims leveled at the technology giant this week by the European Union.

Another Forex Milestone as BofA Settles Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 16, 2015

Bank of America, represented by Shearman & Sterling, is the third bank to settle of the dozen targeted in antitrust litigation alleging widespread manipulation in the $5 trillion-per-day foreign exchange market.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dealmaker of the Year: Ethan Klingsberg of Cleary Gottlieb

: The American Lawyer : April 14, 2015

Klingsberg helped Family Dollar Stores Inc. fend off a hostile takeover by Dollar General Stores in order to pursue a tie-up with Dollar Tree Stores instead.

Cleary Scores for Greece in Bondholder Dispute

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 13, 2015

Greece's lawyers at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton defeated a treaty arbitration brought by a Slovak bank seeking to avoid a steep haircut on $533 million in Greek bonds.

The Global Lawyer: Yukos' Billion-Dollar Crumbs

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : April 07, 2015

After last year's $50 billion arbitration win for the former masters of Yukos Oil Company, we know a defunct oil company can strike a gusher. But can its shareholders get their hands on the loot?

The Take-No-Prisoners Battle Over Allergan

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 07, 2015

In a year filled with hostile bids, the Allergan-Valeant fight had it all: strange alliances, trash talk, lawsuits and plenty of scorched earth.

Three Am Law 100 Firms Tap Transactional Trio for M&A Expertise

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2015

With deal volume up during the first quarter, O'Melveny & Myers, Shearman & Sterling and Covington & Burling made notable additions Monday to bolster their M&A ranks in New York.

E. Whitney Debevoise of Arnold & Porter

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Debevoise was part of a working group that helped the International Capital Markets Association to develop a new sovereign bond model.

Martin Bienenstock of Proskauer Rose

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Bienenstock helped establish a framework for restructuring Puerto Rico's debt that did not violate the U.S. Constitution.

Corporate Scorecard: The Trends Driving Dealmaking

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Transactions work was up across the board in 2014, with record-setting years in M&A and capital markets activity.

2015 Dealmakers of the Year

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Our Dealmakers of the Year package is no rote examination of the 2014's biggest transactions. Instead, we spotlight creative thinking, novel approaches and innovative work. Here we present 20 transactions—some big, some small—where effective lawyering truly made the difference.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Cleary, Milbank on Petronas' $5B Bond Sale

: The Asian Lawyer : March 23, 2015

The Malaysian state-owned energy company sold a mix of Islamic and conventional notes to raise cash in the wake of tumbling oil prices.

Proskauer Rose's Lawsuit Against Ex-Client Is Dismissed

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 17, 2015

Proskauer Rose was dealt a setback in January in its long-running battle against a former client when a Manhattan judge dismissed its fraud suit against the company's executives. This month, the same judge limited the firm's discovery in a related case in which it is the defendant.

UBS Is Latest to Settle Foreign Exchange Rigging Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 15, 2015

Lawyers at Hausfeld LLP and Scott & Scott announced the $135 million settlement on Friday. Ten other major banks remain in the plaintiffs' sights for allegedly manipulating the $5 trillion-a-day forex market.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

To Satisfy Clients, Law Firms Submit to Cybersecurity Scrutiny

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

At least a dozen Am Law 200 and Magic Circle firms have attained a certification called ISO 27001 to demonstrate they're taking steps toward protecting their documents and communication systems from security breaches, and at least 21 more are in the process of seeking the certification. But even those measures are not enough for some of their biggest bank clients, which demand even tougher standards to guard against cyberattacks.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : March 09, 2015

Appointments and honors announced by New York Law School, Vera Institute of Justice, Sanctuary for Families, UJA-Federation of New York, and more.

Winners Announced for Asia Legal Awards 2015

: The Asian Lawyer : March 04, 2015

On Tuesday night, The Asian Lawyer held its second annual Asia Legal Awards, celebrating the region's top law firms. As promised, here's the list of lucky winners.

Norton Rose Fulbright Adds Hong Kong Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : March 02, 2015

Former K&L Gates partner David Johnson will lead the firm's U.S. securities team in Asia.

March Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

Ropes & Gray Ramps Up in Data Security, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

A data privacy expert joins Ropes & Gray on the West Coast; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Mayer Brown; Epstein Becker & Green's 15-lawyer raid lands it an office in Princeton; Cleary Gottlieb hires a former Sullivan & Cromwell tax partner and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Mary Jo White's Recusals | The Curious Case of Howard Shipley

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : February 24, 2015

Mary Jo White sat on the sideline for dozens of enforcement investigations. House Republicans want Senate colleagues to reject Loretta Lynch's nomination. Five questions concerning the Howard Shipley ethics case in the Supreme Court. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.