Paralegal Careers: Bay Area

Cleary Gottlieb recruits paralegals who are graduates of four-year colleges and universities with strong academic backgrounds.

Candidates should be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational ability, and possess strong written and oral communication skills. Because many of our clients are multinational corporations and international institutions, we actively recruit individuals with foreign language capabilities, particularly Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Korean and Japanese.

Our Washington, D.C. paralegal program is an essential element of the services we provide to our clients. We also conduct on-the-job training designed to help integrate new paralegals into various practice areas by pairing them with experienced paralegals and lawyers.

In addition to recruiting paralegals at colleges, universities and regional college consortia, we welcome written applications. We expect candidates interested in our paralegal program to work at least two years before considering other opportunities. For additional details about the role, click here.

Paralegal candidates applying to the Washington, D.C. office should submit a resume, unofficial transcript and cover letter to:

Cynthia D.H. McEwen
Director of Human Resources 
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Fax: +1 202 974 1999


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