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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,192
  • Gross Revenues: $1,190,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,000,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,875,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ranked as the 21st highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC, London, NY and Paris.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 16 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 16 -1 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

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Terror Aid Claims Reinstated Against U.K. Bank

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 23, 2014

U.S. nationals who were victims of terrorist attacks in Israel have another chance to pursue claims that the National Westminster Bank supported Hamas by handling money for the Palestine Relief & Development Fund.

A Good Day for Terror Funding Plaintiffs in New York

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 22, 2014

With a historic trial victory against Arab Bank and an appellate decision reviving claims against NatWest, plaintiffs took the advantage in Anti-Terrorism Act litigation against international financial institutions in New York.

European Commission to Offer Guidelines on 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : September 22, 2014

Four months after Europeans gained the right to petition Google Inc. to alter the search results that pop up with their names, the European Commission has begun offering guidelines for how European courts should handle such "right to be forgotten" complaints.

Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 18, 2014

*Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance on $916 million Laos hydropower project development and financing*Latham & Watkins advises Chinese private equity firm FountainVest Partners on its first U.S. investment*Cleary leads state-run Korea Development Bank's $750 million note issuance

Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 11, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 11, 2014

*Linklaters leads establishment of China Orient Asset Management's $2 billion medium-term note program*Jones Day acts for Japan's Ajinomoto on its $800 million offer for U.S. frozen-foods maker Windsor Quality*Rajah & Tann on KMP Private Ltd.'s $37 million investment in Vietnamese feed company Hiep Thanh Group

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

EC Antitrust Chief May Seek New Concessions from Google

Jan Wolfe : Global Lawyer News : September 08, 2014

As opposition to Google's settlement with the European Commission rises, Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia says he will revisit the agreement struck in February.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Four firms have added partners and others have added counsel.

Experts Doubt Burger King's Motive In Canada Move

: Bloomberg : September 03, 2014

Even though Burger King Worldwide CEO Daniel Schwartz has said he doesn't expect "meaningful tax savings" when the company adopts a new legal address in Canada, many experts say otherwise.

Weil Hires in Dallas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which experienced an exodus of partners in Dallas last year, has made a key corporate hire in the city. The Am Law Daily looks at that move as well as more departures from Bingham McCutchen and Kirkland & Ellis, tie-ups by DLA Piper and Hinshaw & Culbertson and some prominent lawyers leaving public service in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

September 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

Going Up

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

A new GC takes the American Express elevator to the top; and other Moves.

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

A $50 Billion Payoff: Shearman's Winning Yukos Strategy

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Ten years after Russia seized oil giant Yukos, arbitrators found it liable for a record sum. The inside story of Shearman & Sterling's successful plan.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Reynolds American/Lorillard; General Electric/Alstom; Salix/Cosmo Technologies; Nook Spinoff

Cleary's Big-Ticket Litigation Dry Spell

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

This year the firm has seen a series of high-profile litigation losses.

With BoA Settlement Comes Shift in Work for Law Firms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2014

Bank of America Corp.'s $16.65 billion settlement announcement, and the tailing off of the government's enforcement actions, promises to affect a swath of top-tier Wall Street firms. But lawyers at the banks' primary outside counsel said that work continues to flow.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2014

Coca-Cola Company has agreed to purchase a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage Corporation for $2.15 billion in cash as it looks to accelerate its growth in the booming energy drink business. Also, FleetCor Technologies Inc. has agreed to buy electronic payment processing company Comdata Inc. for $3.45 billion.

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

With BofA Settlement Comes Shift in Work for Firms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Thursday's record $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America means a winding down of government action against big banks over residential mortgage-backed securities. But several lawyers say the pipeline for firms representing these banks will remain full, as governments worldwide take aim at foreign exchange rate-setting and Office of Foreign Assets Control investigations.

Four Firms Digging Into BHP Billiton Breakup

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb, Herbert Smith Freehills, Slaughter and May and ENSafrica are advising on a proposed demerger by BHP Billiton of several noncore assets into a new global metals and mining company, effectively unwinding part of the 2001 megadeal that created the Anglo-Australian minerals and mining giant.

Dollar General Ups Ante for Family Dollar Stores

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2014

In the latest development involving the potential sale of Family Dollar Stores, Dollar General and its attorneys at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have offered nearly $9 billion for the bargain store chain, trumping an earlier $8.5 billion bid by Dollar Tree.

Spotlight Falls on Sullivan & Cromwell in PwC Settlement

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : August 18, 2014

For the second time this summer, a major law firm has come under scrutiny for its questionable role advising a bank on transactions with sanctioned countries.

Modi's Won, What Now for India?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 18, 2014

Law firms and their clients are just as eager as the Indian electorate for new Prime Minister Narendra Modi to turn the country's ailing economy around. But can a man who was swept into office in India's biggest electoral victory in 30 years live up to the hype?

Coca-Cola Quenches Thirst With $2.15 Billion Monster Buy

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Skadden, Cleary and Jones Day all advised on Coca-Cola's acquisition of a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage Corporation in the hopes of boosting growth in the booming energy drink market.

The Terror Docket

: The Litigation Daily : August 15, 2014

With trial in now underway in Brooklyn, see our roundup of the other key Anti-Terrorism Act cases unfolding in U.S. courts.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 14, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 14, 2014

*Linklaters leads Dairy Farm's $925 million investment in Shanghai-listed Yonghui Superstores*Norton Rose Fulbright advises Fosun International on its winning bid for Roc Oil in Australia*Amarchand advises on a $349 million share sale by Bharti Airtel's tower unit

Cleary on Korea Ex-Im Bank's $1 Billion Bond Offer

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 13, 2014

The credit agency sold two $500 million tranches of notes to extend loans and repay debt.

The Global Lawyer: Cleary's Litigation Slump

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2014

In the past six months Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton litigators have lost a string of historic cases. Powerful entities routinely ask Cleary to push the envelope in international law. Lately it hasn't worked out well.