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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 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

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.

A Contract Is a Contract. And Its Words Matter, Says Court

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : November 20, 2015

Words matter. A lot. Especially in legal documents, like contracts. The Delaware Superior Court recently addressed this issue in a case in which a business buyer was trying to get remedies from the seller that weren't outlined in their agreement.

Deal Watch: Cleary Gottlieb, Wachtell Light Up on Big Gas Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Five years after a nasty takeover battle, industrial gas distribution giant Airgas and its lawyers from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz present another acquisition to shareholders.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Winners for Emerging Markets Awards 2015

: The Asian Lawyer : November 18, 2015

Both regional and international firms alike took home trophies for their work on the most innovative and creative deals and disputes in Southeast Asia and India. Here's the full list of winners.

From Poison Pill Megabattle to $10.3B Megadeal for Airgas and Wachtell

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

Four years after fending off Air Products' hostile takeover bid, Wachtell helped Airgas tie the knot with Air Liquide.

Deal Watch: Amid Sidecar Sale, Dozen Firms Toast Beer Megamerger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2015

Lawyers from a dozen Global 100 firms are advising on a $106 billion megamerger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, one that moved forward this week as SABMiller agreed to the $12 billion sale of its 58 percent stake in joint venture MillerCoors.

At Some Firms More Than Others, Women Lag Among New Partners

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2015

Just over a third of the U.S. lawyers promoted to partner by the country's largest firms last year were female, according to a new study, while several Am Law firms invited only men to the partner ranks.

Deal Watch: Wachtell, Linklaters Charge Up on Big Visa Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2015

The Global 100 duo grabbed roles on a $23.3 billion deal by payment processing giant Visa.

Sanctuary for Families Awards

: New York Law Journal : October 29, 2015

Sanctuary for Families presented a leadership award to Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, New York City's senior advisor on gender equity, at its 13th annual Above & Beyond Pro Bono Awards. The organization also recognized firms for providing pro bono staffing to New York City's Human Trafficking Intervention Courts.

City Bar Justice Center Honorees

: New York Law Journal : October 29, 2015

The City Bar Justice Center presented its annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards this month to honor the most outstanding volunteer attorney in each of its initiatives.

Deal Watch: Walgreens, Rite Aid Deal Just What Doctor Ordered for Big Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2015

A tie-up of big pharmacy chains came with a healthy price tag, as the proposed $17.2 billion union between the Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid yielded roles for a handful of Am Law 100 firms.

Goodwin Procter Latest Am Law 100 Firm to Earn ISO Security Certification

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 28, 2015

The firm, like a small number of others, was audited to ensure it complies with the global standard that demonstrates its security level on stored data.

Linklaters Lands Baker & McKenzie Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2015

Douglas Tween, chair of Baker & McKenzie's white-collar practice and head of the firm's New York litigation department, is headed to Magic Circle firm Linklaters; Cravath hires from Simpson Thacher; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pro Bono Week: The Best of This Year's Giving and Defending

: The National Law Journal : October 26, 2015

From Rwanda to a tiny Catholic Charities office in downtown Washington, lawyers took on cases, founded projects and reflected on the good they do and what more they can achieve. As the American Bar Association celebrates pro bono work nationally this week, The National Law Journal highlights the leaders, cases and efforts that have helped lawyers give back in the last year.

The Cement Deal That Broke the Mold

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 23, 2015

Merging the world's two largest cement companies, Holcim and Lafarge, required drastic steps, creative thinking and a lot of stamina.

This Weeks Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 22, 2015

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Stack Their Chips and Help Sell Stuy Town

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 22, 2015

Despite continued consolidation in the chipmaking sector, it was a real estate deal with a history steeped in the global financial crisis that was a reunion of sorts for several Am Law 100 firms.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Emerging Markets Awards 2015

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 21, 2015

We've broadened the scope for our second annual awards recognizing the top matters and lawyers in Southeast Asia and India, bringing the total number of categories to 25 from 17.

SanDisk, KLA-Tencor Are Latest M&A Targets

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 21, 2015

Deal lawyers seeing frenzied pace as consolidation continues with purchases of $19 billion and $10.6 billion, respectively.

Ruling Upholds Civil Contempt Finding in Divorce Proceeding

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 21, 2015

An ex-husband may be held in civil contempt for refusing to testify about what became of some $776,000 worth of property that a lower court said was subject to equitable distribution in a divorce proceeding, the Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

Deal Watch: Fourth Quarter Begins With Big Deal Deluge

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2015

Could Dell's $67 billion buy of EMC Corp. and the $104 billion union of beer giants Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller point to a grand M&A finale for 2015?

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 15, 2015

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

Sheppard Adds Antitrust Lawyers in Brussels

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 12, 2015

The Los Angeles-based firm has hired partners from Hogan Lovells and Mayer Brown.

Familiar Firms Flock to Dell's $67 Billion EMC Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 12, 2015

Nearly two years after a lucky seven Am Law 100 firms reaped hefty fees from Dell's $24.4 billion leveraged buyout, some of the same firms have landed roles in Dell's record-breaking $67 billion acquisition of EMC.

Hogan Lovells, Cleary on Chinese Investment in Western Digital

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 08, 2015

Shenzhen-based information technology company Unisplendour is acquiring a 15 percent stake in Western Digital for $3.8 billion.

Deal Watch: Beer Battle, Asset Swap Quench Firms' Transactional Thirst

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sidled up with Sullivan & Cromwell in its ongoing effort to merge with alcoholic beverage industry rival SABMiller.

American Law Firms Raise Their Bets on Germany

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : October 04, 2015

U.S. firms have adopted ambitious growth strategies in Germany, shaking up that country's lateral market.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 01, 2015

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