Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
• "Genuine, friendly, down-to-earth, laid-back lawyers"
• "Firm-wide commitment to international legal work"
• "Flexibility to experience different practice groups"
• "Unpredictable, client-driven hours"
• "Passive-aggressive about feedback"
• "Firm is not always transparent about its hiring and promotion decisions"
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:
With offices around the globe and a web site in over 10 languages, one cannot deny Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s international scope. But don’t call it a U.S. firm with overseas offices—this is an “integrated global partnership.” The firm opened its first international office in 1949 and has awarded partnerships to lawyers in foreign offices from the very beginning. Still, no matter how far the firm roams, Wall Street will always be home.
Founded in 1946 by four former partners from the Wall Street firm Root Clark Buckner and Ballantine, Cleary Gottlieb is remarkable for its prescient, early foray into Europe.Become a Gold Member or Log in to read the entire Scoop
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HIGHLIGHTS at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Total number of attorneys worldwide as of February 1, 2011:
•Number of partners: 196
•Number of of counsel: 48
•Number of associates: 787
•(Number of lawyers working part-time): 17
YOUR CAREER at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
What sort of training is available to associates?
At Cleary Gottlieb, our goal is to develop lawyers who are extremely knowledgeable and well-rounded professionals. We therefore train our lawyers to be intellectually nimble and to take a “big picture” approach to projects. We provide both practical, comprehensive training programs, as well as on-the-job training under the guidance of senior lawyers.
As a new associate, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in our year-long formal program that presents substantive business, legal and financial concepts in the context of the transactions and litigation matters you will be facing daily. These seminars and workshops cover just about every aspect of the work we do and will also help you master the essential, practical skills of writing, negotiating, drafting contracts, examining witnesses and appearing in court.
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What makes Cleary Gottlieb unique?
The global nature of Cleary Gottlieb’s practice is unsurpassed. As one of the first U.S.-based firms to establish an office in Paris and among the first international firms to hire and promote non-U.S. lawyers as equal partners around the world, Cleary Gottlieb is the preeminent international U.S. law firm. Today, approximately half of its lawyers are based outside of the United States.