Cleary’s approach to compensation results in a culture with a distinct difference: instead of striving to attain individual advantage, we focus on achieving the best results for our clients and the firm.

Rewarding Work and Putting Clients First

No lawyer at Cleary is compensated based on hours billed or business generated. Instead, all lawyers (including partners and counsel) are compensated based on seniority. The result is an unparalleled level of collaboration and collegiality. For our summer associates, this provides an added benefit: Our senior lawyers are free to focus on something we consider equally important—training and mentoring.

Summer associates receive competitive salaries.