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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 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 $1,212,500,000 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 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

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.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

Cleary Takes Lead on Argentina's $16.5B Market Re-Entry

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Cravath may have stepped in to help Argentina end its legal battle with bondholders, but the country turned to its longtime counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to guide its re-entry into global capital markets.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Deal Watch: Lexmark Inks Sale With Four Big Firms in the Queue

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

Wachtell, Skadden, Cleary Gottlieb and King & Wood Mallesons are advising on a $3.6 billion acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark International Inc. by a Chinese-led consortium.

The Global Lawyer: Russia Plugs $50 Billion Yukos Gusher

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Russia won a crucial reprieve from a Dutch court, but the country and its lawyers at Cleary Gottlieb aren't out of the woods yet.

Ferguson v. JONAH

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 20, 2016

Cost of Reparative Therapy Could Constitute Ascertainable Loss Under CFA

Google Readies Defense to EU Antitrust Charges

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 20, 2016

The company began laying out its argument on Wednesday that bundling apps does not limit competition in the vibrant digital ecosystem.

U.K. Litigation Funder Taps Proskauer Lawyer for U.S. Debut

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2016

Therium is hoping a trio of former Am Law 100 lawyers can stake its claim to the U.S. litigation finance market.

Daniel Shapiro, Founding Partner of Schulte Roth & Zabel, Dies at 77

MP McQueen and Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 19, 2016

Daniel Shapiro was an active partner in the firm's investment management and tax groups up until his death in London on Friday.

Shout-Out: Simpson Thacher Scores Class Reversal for Best Buy

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 18, 2016

A team from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett won a groundbreaking appellate decision reversing class certification in a securities action against firm client Best Buy Co. Inc.

Syracuse Appoints New Law School Dean

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

Craig Boise, a one-time New York attorney who has spent the last five years as dean of a law school in Cleveland, Ohio, has been named as the new dean of the Syracuse University School of Law.