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2019 DIVERSITY DATABASE PREMIUM SPONSOR Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


"Cleary Gottlieb continually works to maintain and enhance our culture of excellence and inclusion. To that end, the firm supports a Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and Committee on the Retention and Promotion of Women (CRPW) to focus on the retention, development and promotion of diverse and female lawyers. The CDI is currently chaired by Ms. Sandra L. Flow, Partner in New York and by Ms. Katherine Mooney Carroll, Partner in Washington, D.C. The Committees are comprised of more than 40 lawyers from various practice..."

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

One Liberty Plaza
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 225-2000

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Michael A. Gerstenzang
Hiring Partners: Elizabeth Lenas (NY); Elaine Ewing (DC)
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
1K - 1.5K

Base Salary

All Offices
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
Summer associate: $3,654/week (M&A)

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
129 out of 130 (2Ls) (2019)

No. of Summer Associates:
136 total (130 2Ls; 6 1Ls) (2019)

Employment Contact

New York
Donna M. Harris
Director of Legal Recruiting
(212) 225-3170
Washington, DC
Georgia Emery Gray
Director of Legal Personnel & Recruiting
(202) 974-1804

Major Office Locations

New York, NY
Washington, DC
Abu Dhabi
Buenos Aires
Hong Kong
São Paulo

Major Departments

Banking and Financial Institutions
Bankruptcy and Restructuring
Capital Markets
Corporate Governance
Environmental Law
Executive Compensation and ERISA
Intellectual Property
International Trade and Investment
Leveraged and Acquisition Finance
Litigation and Arbitration
Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
Private Clients
Private Equity
Project Finance and Infrastructure
Public International Law
Real Estate
Sovereign Governments and International Institutions
Structured Finance
White Collar Defense and Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.