Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Law Firm Profile

More Profiles:
Choose A Law Firm

on Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

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 2014 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

Experts: Company Directors Could Fall Under Deferred Comp Rules

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 09, 2016

Calling all company directors. You could be considered “specified employees” under the Internal Revenue Code, a label that has major ramifications for deferred compensation.

Awards Presented at the State Bar Annual Meeting

: New York Law Journal : February 03, 2016

Honors and awards presented by the New York State Bar Association and its committees and sections during the annual meeting.

Battling Over the Remains of Nortel

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Law firms and other advisers have billed $1.6 billion as creditors fight for the bankrupt company's assets.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

The Lawyer Who Said, 'This Ain't for Me'

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

Of 16 high-powered New York real estate lawyers videotaped in an undercover sting by Global Witness, just one outright refused to help a purported foreign official funnel illicit funds into the U.S.

Female Prisoners at Rikers Appeal Denial of Class Status

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Attorneys seeking to win class certification for women prisoners who have been or fear being raped or sexually abused by corrections officers at Rikers Island have turned to a federal appeals court.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100, Irish Firms Team for Industrial Inversion

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2016

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Shearman & Sterling and Cleary Gottlieb are advising on a $20 billion corporate tax inversion deal between Johnson Controls and Tyco International; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest round of billion-dollar deals.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2016

The Asian Lawyer : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2016

For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region's leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

New Jersey M&A Stays Active in 2015 as Megadeals Abound

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2016

After the much-awaited rebound in 2014, the mergers and acquisitions market in New Jersey stayed strong in 2015 with numerous strategic moves by corporations, the Law Journal's annual survey found.

Team Posts Win Over Conversion Therapy

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partner Jim Bromley led a team of attorneys to win a unanimous jury verdict over a firm that promised to convert young gay men to heterosexuality through "conversion therapy."

Raising the Bar: The 2016 Pro Bono Hot List

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

“Faster, higher, stronger,” may be the Olympic creed, but it could also serve as the battle cry of the law firms on our 2016 Pro Bono Hotlist.

Nortel Fee Bonanza Continues as Creditors Square Off in NY

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2016

As creditors fight over Nortel Networks' $7.3 billion carcass, bankruptcy lawyers are feasting on the fees.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2016

Lateral moves, new arrivals, and promotions in this week's columns.

Allen & Overy, Cleary Gottlieb Caught Up in Brazil's Bad Times

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : December 23, 2015

A former co-head of Allen & Overy's global corporate group has been charged in a corruption probe at Brazilian oil colossus Petrobras, while Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has been hired by Brazilian mining giant Vale to help with a tragic dam collapse.

Skadden's Record M&A Year

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

The Wall Street powerhouse becomes the first law firm to chalk up more than $1 trillion in deals in one year.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : December 21, 2015

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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Big Deals

: The Asian Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Big Deals: Skadden Passes $1 Trillion Mark in Merger of Dow and DuPont

Jennifer Henderson and Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : December 17, 2015

Dow Chemical and DuPont are merging to form a company valued at about $130 billion as they try to counter falling commodities prices and weakness in some key markets that have pressured their giant agriculture and chemicals businesses.

Deal Watch: Big Firms Grab Seat for Alibaba's Movie, Media Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 17, 2015

Amid megadeals poised to create DowDuPont and Newell Brands, several firms grabbed roles on a pair of transactions announced by Chinese Internet titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Kirkland & Ellis Advises on $1.4B Chinese Auto Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 16, 2015

The deal will see Shanghai-based China Grand Automotive buy a controlling stake in competitor Baoxin Auto.

Orrick and Kirkland Make Weil Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2015

Several Am Law 100 firms welcome new recruits from Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Debevoise hires from Sullivan & Cromwell on Hong Kong; Fox Rothschild expands in Minneapolis; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

After Paul Hastings Raid, Allen & Overy Grabs New U.S. Partner

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2015

Allen & Overy lost two New York corporate partners in March to Paul Hastings, which used the lateral hires to set up shop this month in Brazil. Now the London-based legal giant is seeking to rebuild its stateside securities group by recruiting from Cleary Gottlieb.

With DuPont Deal, Skadden Breaks $1 Trillion M&A Barrier for 2015

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2015

Thanks to its role in DuPont's planned merger with Dow, the firm has gained membership in the most exclusive kind of club—the kind with just one member.

Mayer Brown Picks Off More Magic Circle Talent in Germany

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 10, 2015

The firm hired a three-lawyer team in Frankfurt led by Clifford Chance partner André Schwanna.

Big Deals: Numerous Firms Advise $160B Merger of Pharmaceutical Companies

Jennifer Hudson : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2015

With last week's news that pharmaceutical giants Pfizer Inc. and Allergan plc will join together in a tax inversion valued at $160 billion, 2015 appears to be the year of the deal. The transaction brings total M&A value to $3.82 trillion for the year to date—4.3 percent higher than the record set in 2007, according to Mergermarket data.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : November 30, 2015

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : November 27, 2015

Four law firms and Exiger, a corporate consulting firm, announce new hires, while other firms announce promotions.

Am Law Firms Go Big on $160 Billion Pfizer-Allergan Deal

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

If 2015 is the year of the deal, Pfizer's $160 billion merger with Allergan looks like it'll be the deal of the year for a small army of M&A lawyers.

Cleary, Shearman on Dali Foods $1.2B IPO

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 22, 2015

The snack-food company's market debut is the largest this year for a privately held Chinese concern.