Alumni Spotlight: Fatemeh Ziai (1991-1993; New York)

August 12, 2021

To celebrate Cleary Gottlieb’s 75th anniversary, alumni around the globe are taking time to reflect on their experiences at the firm.

Fatemeh Ziai, Chief of Staff, Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Department of Field Support at the United Nations in New York, shares her thoughts below.

What lessons did you learn at Cleary that prepared you for your future career?

Attention to every detail!

What Cleary person and/or experience had a lasting impact on you personally?

Jerry Hyman left a lasting impression as a very kind and decent person.

Why do you participate in the alumni network, and what would you say to someone who is considering getting involved?

It’s a lot of interesting people doing quite interesting things, so it’s nice to stay connected.

To learn more about Cleary’s global alumni network, click here.