Collaborative Work in an Open Structure

Our firm is arranged around an informal structure that is democratic and participatory.

Associates can pursue their own interests and explore different areas of the law—we don’t require rotations or dictate your practice focus. As your practice evolves and your interests expand, your career path will grow in tandem.

An Ideal Environment to Practice Law

Supported by an international network of know-how, precedents, and best practices, we believe Cleary’s informal environment provides the optimal setting in which to train and practice law.

  • From the beginning, you will be expected to solve problems—not just take directions. New associates work in teams with more experienced lawyers and are given substantive assignments and significant responsibilities right away.
  • We actively encourage associates to spend time in different offices and practice areas, gaining a deep understanding of how all aspects of a transaction fit together. Often you will be part of client teams that combine the skills and resources of lawyers from across our offices and practice areas.
  • Associates are encouraged to take an active role in nurturing existing client relationships and developing new ones.