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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,203
  • Gross Revenues: $1,212,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,010,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,080,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has 1203 attorneys and is the 18th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,212,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 18th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 18 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 18 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 19 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 20 2 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 37 1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 9 4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 59 -41 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 92 -9 Summer programs

In the News

June Laterals: Firms Snap Up Ex-Government and White Collar Litigators

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2016

Many of June's most notable lateral hires involved litigators exiting the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Other significant moves featured lawyers who specialize in being adverse to the government. Thanks, Uncle Sam.

For Small Businesses, a Hand Up

Zachary Melvin : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Debevoise and other firms partner with a nonprofit to foster commerce in the South Bronx.

Deal Watch: London Falls, But M&A Must Carry On

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

While Friday's Brexit vote has likely cast a potential shadow over cross-border M&A activity, a number of timely billion-dollar tie-ups were announced amid the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.

Davis Polk Associate Receives Pro Bono Award

: New York Law Journal : June 21, 2016

The Federal Bar Council presented the Thurgood Marshall award for exceptional pro bono service to Davis Polk and Wardwell associate Scott Wilcox at an event held Thursday at the Battery Gardens in Manhattan.

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

McDermott Adds Amid Leadership Change, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 16, 2016

A year after WilmerHale consolidated its London operations, one longtime partner has left for McDermott Will & Emery; Jones Day hires a trio; Shearman & Sterling snags one from Boies Schiller; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Closer Look at Law Firm Diversity

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2016

More charts from The American Lawyer's annual Diversity Scorecard reveal the racial and ethnic demographics of individual law firms.

Cleary Representing Japanese App Company in IPO

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is representing Japanese messaging app Line Corp. on a planned initial public offering that could raise $900 million. Listing is planned for Tokyo and New York.

FINRA Taps Cleary Gottlieb Partner Robert Cook as CEO

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Cook's soon-to-be-former firm also welcomed a government lawyer through the revolving door on Monday, saying it had hired antitrust lawyer David Gelfand from the U.S. Justice Department.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Lauren Handlesman

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Though she eventually decided to pursue law, an early exposure to digital communications put Lauren Handelsman in good stead today as Binder & Schwartz's tech maven as well a key litigator at the 11-lawyer firm.

Eisai Inc. v. Sanofi Aventus U.S. LLC

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 01, 2016

Drug Company's Marketing Plan Did Not Unlawfully Harm Competition

What Were the Top Deals in 2015?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.

Am Law 100 Duo Advise on First Argentine IPO in Six Years

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 31, 2016

A month after a settlement smoothed the way for Argentina's return to the global capital markets, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Davis Polk & Wardwell led the way on a $280.5 million initial public offering by a Buenos Aires-based bank.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 26, 2016

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

Nortel Distribution Appeal Gets Third Circuit Jump-Start

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 25, 2016

A Delaware federal judge has certified an appeal of a bankruptcy court's unusual method for distributing $7.3 billion raised in Nortel Network's protracted bankruptcy proceeding, saying a review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit would materially advance a case that has already dragged on for seven years.

Hitting the FCPA Jackpot

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Corruption cases are throwing off plenty of lucrative work for law firms.

Corporate Department of the Year, Overall Finalist: Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

The firm dominated the year's mega-deals.

Lateral Hiring By US Firms in London Reaches New High

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Research into recent recruitment trends by international firms in London has found that they brought in over 20 percent more partners in 2015 than the year before, with total partner numbers climbing by 6 percent across the group year-on-year.

A Smooth Landing for Air Cargo Suit

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2016

After $1.2 billion in settlements and a decade of litigation that swept in antitrust lawyers from more than 50 firms (seriously, did anyone NOT work on this case?), the massive air cargo price fixing litigation is coming in for a landing.

Amid Broken Deals, Antitrust Pros Chart Rough Road Ahead

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

Besides leading to big breakup fees, lawyers say foiled mergers involving giants like Staples and Halliburton may be deterring other megadeals from being proposed.

Capital Market, Corporate Practices Dip in Early 2016

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 09, 2016

The first quarter of 2016 delivered a shock to firms focused on corporate and capital markets who saw a freeze in deals. Looking ahead, several law firm leaders say the uncertainty prompted by global events and the presidential election could impact legal spend for the rest of the year.

Firms Cash In on Anti-Bribery Expertise Amid Litigation Slowdown

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

Big-ticket litigations involving scores of lawyers may be thinner on the ground these days, but a surge in global anti-corruption probes appears to be making up for it at a number of firms.

Greenberg Traurig Team Arranges $255M in Financing Along With Big Purchase

: Daily Business Review : May 09, 2016

The credit facility for Mexico's biggest paper producer helped fund the takeover of Mexico's second-biggest paper producer, which came with antitrust issues.

Lucky 33: Weil Scores a Bankruptcy Hat Trick

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 06, 2016

Kirkland & Ellis may have cornered the market on debtor-side cases for troubled energy clients, but Weil, Gotshal & Manges snagged roles this week on three other recent Chapter 11 cases of note for Aéropostale, CHC Group and Fairway.

Litigator of the Week: George Cary of Cleary Gottlieb

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 05, 2016

Dispatching a multibillion-dollar threat to Sanofi-Aventis, Cary polished off claims that the company blocked rival drugmakers from competing to sell blood thinners to hospitals nationwide.

Deal Watch: Five Firms on Call for $9 Billion Health Services Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

The first week of May was kind to several Am Law 100 firms, as a handful of health care, real estate and technology deals provided a boon to corporate transactional coffers.

Third Circuit Rejects Antitrust Claims Over Sanofi's Lovenox

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 04, 2016

Emphasizing the tenet that antitrust laws are enacted to protect ­competition—and not competitors—the Third Circuit has rejected one competitor's claim that Sanofi-Aventis had an unfair advantage in the anti-coagulant drug market.

DLA Piper Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

DLA Piper bags new recruits from Skadden and Willkie Farr; Chadbourne & Parke picks up a partner with World Cup ties; Cleary Gottlieb adds an Allen & Overy practice leader; Stroock nabs a former federal judge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Latham's Alice Fisher Passes MP Reins to Mike Egge in D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 29, 2016

Alice Fisher, a former U.S. Justice Department Criminal Division chief, has handed the management reins at Latham & Watkins' D.C. office to Mike Egge. An antitrust lawyer, Egge became the firm's Washington managing partner at the beginning of March. Fisher's deputy managing partner, James Barker, ceded his job to Melissa Arbus Sherry, an appellate attorney.