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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 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

A Three-Decade Battle to Change the Boy Scouts

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : July 29, 2015

The Boy Scouts of America announcement this week that it would end its ban on openly gay adult leaders came 15 years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ban on First Amendment ground, and nearly 30 years after legal battles over the restriction began.

Winning Damages For an Anti-Gay "Cure"

David Gialanella : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

In a pro bono case, a Cleary Gottlieb bankruptcy partner notches an unusual consumer fraud litigation victory.

Introducing the 2015 A-List

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.

The A-Team

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.

Dealmakers of the Week: Wm. Randolph Smith of Crowell & Moring and Richard Rosen of Arnold & Porter

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Following the completion Friday of AT&T's $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Am Law Daily caught up with AT&T's go-to antitrust lawyers.

A-List 2015 Winners: Behind the Scores

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Who's Up, who's down, and how so many of the same A-List winners keep managing to come back for more.

China's Global Law Offices Hires From Davis Polk

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 23, 2015

Shanghai-based litigation partner Jerry Fang used to be a Hong Kong associate working on FCPA matters at the U.S. firm.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Circle Pair of $48 Billion Deals

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

Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T's successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Litigators of the Week: Matthew McGill of Gibson Dunn and Thomas Mayer of Kramer Levin

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 09, 2015

When bondholders challenged a Puerto Rico debt restructuring law, their lawyers set off on a difficult quest to convince a federal judge in San Juan to invalidate the law aimed at helping the commonwealth grapple with crippling municipal debt.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cleary Takes Hong Kong Partner From Shearman

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 07, 2015

Shuang Zhao specializes in taking Chinese companies public in the U.S.

Kramer Levin, Gibson Dunn Prevail in Puerto Rico Bond Battle

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : July 07, 2015

In what is likely the leading edge of a rash of multibillion-dollar disputes involving the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the first round has gone to a group of bondholders.

Allied Irish Fraud Suit Against Citibank Proceeds

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015

A federal judge has allowed a 12-year-old suit to go forward charging that Citibank assisted a rogue foreign currency trader in covering up nearly $600 million in losses.

Quinn Slashes Summer Program. Should Your Firm?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : July 06, 2015

Is your firm better off without a summer associate program?

2015 Arbitration Scorecard: Highest Stakes

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : July 01, 2015

The 10 biggest disputes from our 2015 survey, ranked by the amount in controversy.

Citibank Can't Dodge Long-Running Forex Fraud Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 01, 2015

More than a dozen years after Allfirst Bank discovered $691 million fraud by foreign exchange trader John Rusnak, Citibank NA faces a potential trial in Manhattan on claims that it aided Rusnak's scheme.

Big Deals

Tom Brennan and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

China National Nuclear Power IPO, 58.com/Ganji, Daiichi/Sun Pharma and more of the Asia-Pacific region's largest recent transactions.

2015 Arbitration Scorecard: Deciding the World's Biggest Disputes

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : July 01, 2015

Our survey finds more billion-dollar cases than ever—and they're being heard by the same tiny club of arbitrators.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

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

Singapore: A Tough Market, But Law Firms Can't Stay Away

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore continues to be a hot spot for global law firms. To thrive in such a competitive legal market, firms need to be smart about where they invest their resources.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

The Lawyers Take the Field in the FIFA Scandal

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Who's playing offense and defense in the U.S. government's massive anticorruption suit against officials of the international soccer organization.

NJ Jury: Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Claims Were Consumer Fraud

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : June 26, 2015

A New Jersey jury has decided that a religious organization violated the state's consumer fraud statute when it touted the efficacy of a form of therapy aimed at converting homosexuals to heterosexuals.

Cleary Bankruptcy Pro Takes On Gay 'Conversion Therapy'

Madeline Farber : The Am Law Daily : June 26, 2015

After Friday's victory for same-sex marriage, the notion that gays and lesbians need to be "cured" might seem almost quaint. Not so for Jim Bromley's pro bono clients, who won a resounding jury verdict this week against a group that promised to purge their homosexuality.

Deal Watch: Cravath Goes Big on Groceries and Unsolicited Bids

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

The Am Law 100 firm took the lead this week for clients such as The Williams Companies, Cigna and Delhaize on a trio of potential deals totaling some $124 billion in value.

Dallas Private Equity Company Plans $7.6B Acquisition

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 25, 2015

Lone Star Funds of Dallas has agreed to acquire Home Properties, of Rochester, for $7.6 billion, including assumed debt.

Competition Heats Up in Brussels

Tania Karas : Global Lawyer News : June 23, 2015

A new Competition Commissioner and a surge in M&A are keeping antitrust lawyers busy in the European Union's capital.

Alsup Crushes Cooley Bid to Wipe Out ADR Award

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 19, 2015

Employers like Open Text steer disputes into arbitration at their own risk, the judge said.