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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

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.

Deal Watch: M&A Stays Strong Through Third Quarter, Skadden Tops League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2015

As 2015's third quarter comes to a close, bank-breaking, billion-dollar deals seem to be the gifts that keep on giving for M&A lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

Big Canadian Suits

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Bell / NFL v. CRTC; Re Nortel Networks Corp.; Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd. v. Bertico

Big Deals

Patience Haggin, Jennifer Henderson and David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Google Reorganization; Berkshire Hathaway / Precision Castparts Fidelity National / SunGard General Electric Asset Sale Symantec Asset Sale Sumitomo Life / Symetra Financial Terex / Konecranes CF Industries / OCI NV Nokia Asset Sale Allergan Asset Sale Solvay / Cytec Industries Honeywell /Melrose Industries/ Elster Group Industrial Income Trust Asset Sale Anthem / Cigna Nikkei / FT Group Sikorsky Aircraft Asset Sale Pinnacle Entertainment Asset Sale Blackstone / Corsair / First Eagle St. Jude Medical / Thoratec

Global Legal Awards, Grand Prize Winner (Corporate): The Cement Deal That Broke the Mold

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

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

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2015

The American Lawyer Global M&A Deals of the Year recognize transactions that redrew the corporate map in every corner of the globe.

Abely Award Honorees

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : September 23, 2015

Members of New York's legal, civic and anti-gender-violence communities gathered Monday night to recognize Eastern District Judge Pamela Chen, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton pro bono director Jennifer Kroman and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch at Sanctuary for Families' 19th Annual Abely Awards.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The American Lawyer : September 22, 2015

The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards in finance recognize the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects.

Winners Announced for China Law & Practice Awards 2015

Katherine Jo : The Asian Lawyer : September 21, 2015

On Sept. 17, nearly 200 leading legal professionals attended the 9th annual China Law & Practice Awards at the JW Marriott Hotel in Beijing—our first awards since joining the ALM Media network in August.

Circuit Faults Definition of Class in Bond Dispute

Larry Neumeister : The Associated Press : September 17, 2015

A federal appeals court handed Argentina a victory Wednesday in its quest to relieve itself of the pressures of debt owed to American hedge funds and others, saying a judge went too far by letting some bondholders demand payment without proving how much they are entitled to be paid.

DC Lobbying Partner Starts Own Shop After Probe, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2015

More than a year after Mark Hayes' name arose in an insider trading investigation, the Greenberg Traurig partner has started his own practice; Greenspoon Marder merges into Miami; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fee Tracker: Football's Big Bills, ICANN and Alfred Mann

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 11, 2015

As football season begins, a look at the fees accrued by lawyers litigating for the NCAA and NFL; Jones Day's ICANN-related fees; Cleary Gottlieb grabs $25 million for its Puerto Rican restructuring work; and other notable disbursements from throughout Big Law.

Deal Watch: Emera, Looking South, Subs Skadden With Davis Polk

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 10, 2015

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised Canadian utility Emera on its acquisition of New England power assets two years ago, but this week the firm took the lead for Tampa-based Teco Energy on the Florida power generator's $10.4 billion sale to Emera.

Three Am Law 100 Firms on Tesco $6B Korea Sale

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 07, 2015

The U.K. retailer is unloading its largest overseas operations in a bid to strengthen balance sheet.

What It Takes to Win—and Keep—Clients in Asia

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 07, 2015

We spoke to twenty veteran lawyers in Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore about their secrets for keeping Asian clients happy. What they told us will surprise you.

Deal Watch: Energy, Pharma Deals Usher in Labor Day M&A

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2015

Amid a slow week for billion-dollar transactional announcements, one big-money deal remains on the table, likely keeping more than a few Am Law 100 lawyers busy before the holiday weekend.

Kobre & Kim Launches in Seoul

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 02, 2015

Cofounding partner Michael Kim will lead the U.S. litigation boutique's practice in the Korean capital.

Shout-Out: Cleary Gottlieb

: The Litigation Daily : August 31, 2015

Google Fires Back at EU Antitrust Charges

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 27, 2015

In a blog post, GC Kent Walker said Google searches have increased customer choice and resulted in billions of free clicks to European companies.

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Franklin California v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Smartflash v. Apple; Jang v. Boston Scientific; Amphastar v. Sanofi

Morning Wrap: The Lawyers Behind a Month of Big News

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 24, 2015

Twas the weekend to read meaty profiles of attorneys, from David Kendall of Williams & Connolly, to Tonja Carter of Alabama, to the corporate team at Cleary Gottlieb that works with Alphabet née Google: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

How Cleary's Deal Guy Caught Google's Eye

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 21, 2015

Ethan Klingsberg, who helped put together the new Alphabet structure, was brought in to a failed Google-Yahoo ad deal in 2008, and has since become a key adviser.

Leslie Takes Center Stage as New Dean of Cardozo

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015

Melanie Leslie, the new dean of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, didn't move to New York City more than 30 years ago to become a lawyer—unless she was playing one on TV. But after several years of trying to make it in show business, Leslie realized she wanted devote her time to something that was more intellectually stimulating.

Clay Long Goes Solo, Works on Coke Bottler Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 20, 2015

Citing client conflicts, Clay Long, one of the founders of McKenna Long & Aldridge, has started a solo practice rather than join Dentons, which swallowed his former firm last month.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

Google Reaches Out to Program Partners on EU Cookies

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 12, 2015

The company recently sent letters to users of its AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange programs, reminding them of their duty to comply with the EU's cookie law.

Cleary Gottlieb Got Call on Google Restructuring

David Ruiz and Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 11, 2015

A favored firm for recent deals, it drew the assignment to create Alphabet and smooth the way for the search business to operate independently of its other units.