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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 $1,250,000,000 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

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.

Citi Settles Private Forex Case for $394 Million

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 20, 2015

Citi is the fourth bank to settle with private antitrust plaintiffs, bringing the collective settlements above $800 million.

DOJ Cites 'Breathtaking Flagrancy' in Charges Against Five Banks

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 20, 2015

Five major banks on Wednesday agreed to plead guilty to felony charges and pay more than $5 billion to resolve allegations that they rigged the U.S. dollar-euro exchange rate. More perilous consequences for the banks may come as they seek waivers from regulators such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that will allow them to continue as felons to do things like manage pensions and issue securities.

Cross-Border Rulings Set Path for Massive Nortel Asset Split

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 20, 2015

It took two judges in two different countries, with the assistance of some beefed up courtroom technology, to decide the question of how the approximately $7.3 billion in Nortel Networks assets should be split between the bankrupt company's three international estates.

Cardozo Appoints First Female Dean

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : May 15, 2015

Melanie Leslie will become the new dean of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, the first woman and the first Cardozo graduate to fill that role. She is currently vice dean and a law professor at Cardozo, where she has taught since 1995.

Deal Watch: Weil, Wachtell Dial Up for Verizon's $4.4 Billion AOL Buy

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

Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.

2015 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

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

Dealmaker of the Year: E. Whitney Debevoise of Arnold & Porter

: The American Lawyer : May 07, 2015

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

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 07, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Dealmaker of the Year: Martin Bienenstock of Proskauer Rose

: The American Lawyer : May 06, 2015

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

May 2015 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

Deal Watch: Skadden, Kirkland Advise on $4 Billion Outsourcing Company Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

A merger between a pair of international outsourcing and consulting companies tops the list of billion-dollar deals this week, with Paris-headquartered Capgemini agreeing to acquire iGate, based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for $4 billion.

Latham, Cleary Lead Habib Bank's $1B Share Sale

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 29, 2015

The government sold its entire stake in Pakistan's largest bank as part of an effort to boost the country's economy, including its foreign exchange reserves.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

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.

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.