Cleary Gottlieb a Premier Firm in Chambers USA 2021 Rankings

May 20, 2021

Cleary Gottlieb continues to earn recognition as a premier law firm in the latest edition of Chambers USA.

Cleary received 87 lawyer rankings, 14 of which were top-tier or better, and 41 practice rankings, 11 of which were top-tier, in the 2021 guide.

Chambers USA, which covers the top lawyers in the United States in nationwide and regional rankings, including New York and Washington, D.C., cited a wide range of client and competitor commentary about Cleary’s experience across practices, industries, and regions. Feedback from clients and peers included:

  • Antitrust, Nationwide: “‘[Cleary] is the best of the best,’ and home to ‘a deep bench of  antitrust thinkers.’”
  • Banking & Finance, Nationwide: “Cleary is invested in our success and delivers a great product.”
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring, New York: “They have huge exposure to Latin America and a deep relationship with Chile. It is one of my favorite firms in the USA.”
  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, Nationwide: “They have a mastery of the technicalities of the laws, what they mean, and how they are interpreted.”
  • Corporate Crime & Investigations, Nationwide: “It is a very strong, highly capable group of lawyers and a very good firm”; “The firm has experienced, smart lawyers who are dedicated to the client’s needs.”
  • Corporate/M&A: The Elite, Nationwide: “Cleary Gottlieb is one of the best transactional law firms in the world. We have complete faith in the firm to guide and execute large and small transactions. Most importantly, we trust its counsel and guidance.”
  • Derivatives, Nationwide: “They give me the advice I need in a succinct way and, as they are at the forefront of the market, I can get good advice right away.”
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Nationwide: “It is an excellent team, which is responsive and has strong communication skills, making very technical matters easy to understand. They are my top choice for this type of work.”
  • Financial Services Regulation, Nationwide: “The Cleary team delivers high-quality work that we respect and rely upon. They are very easy to work with and very responsive to our needs. We have been especially pleased with their willingness to commit to and meet deadlines”; “Cleary has excelled in getting to know us. No matter who I call, they are all up to speed. They collaborate internally, which is really helpful. You can rely on them to have the whole perspective across the breadth of the practice.”
  • International Arbitration, Nationwide: “They are nothing short of spectacular... A top-notch team that leaves no stone unturned”; “The team excels at in-depth analysis. They manage every detail of the case’s information, documents as well as technical matters. They’re able to identify all of the legal issues involved in the problems at hand.”
  • Private Equity: Buyouts: High-end Capability, Nationwide: “It’s a very strong firm with a good culture focused on partnership and client service. They want to get best answer and outcome, versus being territorial.”
  • Private Equity: Fund Formation, Nationwide: “We rely on their depth of knowledge and their judgment… They have a very deep team on fund formation execution.”; “They have a good sense of the markets and they are able to handle complicated and novel structures.”
  • Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite, New York: “They have a collection of extremely bright partners and associates… They’re thorough, thoughtful, and very, very good.”
  • Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance, New York: “There is great chemistry and teamwork. No matter how busy they are there is always someone who can fill in and there is never a drop-off in service.”
  • Tax: Corporate & Finance, Nationwide: “It is an excellent tax department. Their strengths are their ability to communicate with non-tax professionals, provide deeply thoughtful tax advice, and be sensitive to the unique concerns of their clients.”