Cleary Gottlieb a Top-Tier Firm in Chambers USA 2019 Rankings

April 25, 2019

Cleary Gottlieb continues to earn recognition as a premier law firm in the Chambers USA legal directory’s 2019 edition.

Cleary received 79 lawyer rankings, 17 of which were top-tier or better, and 33 practice rankings, 10 of which were top-tier, in the 2019 guide. Chambers USA, which covers the best 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: “I’ve never had a better experience than working with this team; they bring litigation experience and antitrust credibility.”
  • Banking & Finance, Nationwide: “The service is top-notch. The team understands our business and has been helpful partners to the company by understanding our business objectives.”
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Nationwide: “Cleary is one of the top firms I have worked with – it has a depth of practice and is extremely knowledgeable on local laws.”
  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, Nationwide: [Cleary is] an excellent law firm. Their value is tremendous. They’re one of the handful of law firms out there with expertise across the board.”
  • Capital Markets: Derivatives, Nationwide: “I hold them in the highest regard. Their strengths are deep expertise on regulatory issues and their ability to provide excellent services in both the U.S. and the UK.”
  • Corporate Crime & Investigations, Nationwide; and Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite, New York: “They’re one of our go-to firms because the breadth and depth of knowledge is exceptional… Their ability to take a complex set of facts, digest and understand them, and then produce a thoughtful, persuasive argument is as good as any in the industry – I don’t think there’s a white-collar group with more credibility with the regulators than Cleary.”
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Nationwide: “They have a good knowledge of the marketplace and help us think through the best way to approach things in a quick and helpful manner.”
  • Financial Services Regulation, Nationwide: “They’re incredibly experienced, practical, and knowledgeable. They understand the very complex regulatory framework and the complexity of our business, and are able to help us navigate the complicated regulations in a very effective manner.”
  • International Arbitration, Nationwide: “‘They’re very easy to work with, they give very clear advice and appreciate the nuances at hand,’ comments a source, adding: ‘They’re extremely thorough, have a very good understanding of issues at hand, and very clearly demonstrate an ability to drill down into key aspects.’”
  • Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Nationwide: “[Cleary is] a top-notch firm with a lot of expertise around the world; very talented lawyers covering a lot of different subject matters. They’re a superb organization with superb lawyers.”
  • Tax: Corporate & Finance, Nationwide: “They take complex areas of law and are able to explain them in simple terms, clearly and concisely.”
  • Corporate/M&A: The Elite, New York: “They’re very dedicated in their service and have great assets to ensure they’re delivering the level of quality that clients expect.”
  • Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance, New York: “They are a very intelligent group who are fast, diligent, and efficient.”