Cleary Gottlieb Among Top Ten Most Innovative Firms in Financial Times’ U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report

November 22, 2013

Cleary Gottlieb was ranked among the top ten most innovative law firms by the Financial Times in its fourth annual U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report, a survey on the state of innovation in the U.S. legal industry. The firm earned two "highly commended" rankings in the inaugural Finance-Latin America category as well as a "standout" and a "highly commended" ranking in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution category.

The research for the report was conducted by RSG Consulting, a legal research group. The rankings were determined through RSG Consulting's independent research and interviews. RSG Consulting evaluated a record 355 submissions from 59 law firms and conducted 530 interviews with senior lawyers and business executives.

A summary of Cleary Gottlieb's rankings is below:

FT 40: The firm placed tenth in the FT 40 - a ranking of the top 40 law firms based on overall scores received in all categories.

Finance-Latin America: Cleary Gottlieb received a "highly commended" ranking for assisting Petrobras in its $11 billion SEC-registered notes offering. Cleary Gottlieb also received a "highly commended" ranking for representing Aerostar Airport Holdings in the leasing and financing in connection with the operation of San Juan Luis Marin International Airport.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Cleary Gottlieb's role defending HSBC Bank against $6.6 billion of Madoff claims received a "standout" ranking. In addition, Cleary Gottlieb's role arguing for the petitioners in Gabelli v. SEC before the U.S. Supreme Court received a "highly commended" ranking.

To view the full report, click here.