Cleary Gottlieb Earns Exceptional Rankings in Chambers USA 2017

May 26, 2017

Cleary Gottlieb continues to garner outstanding recognition as a premier law firm in the Chambers USA legal directory.

Cleary earned 93 lawyer rankings, 21 of which were top-tier or better, and 32 practice rankings, 14 of which were top-tier, in the 2017 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 prowess across practices, industries and regions.

In addition, Cleary was recognized as “Antitrust Firm of the Year” at the Chambers USA 2017 awards on May 25 for the firm’s antitrust accomplishments over the past 12 months. The practice-specific awards highlight the firms and individuals who have demonstrated “notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.”

Feedback from clients and peers included:

  • “Incredible.”; “Absolutely the best.”; “The associates are all amazing and the partners have a collegiality that is missing from other firms.” (Antitrust)
  • “They are one of the more thoughtful and creative firms that we use; they tend to hire very, very bright people and train them very well.” (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • “Cleary Gottlieb is an outstanding firm.”; “A premier capital markets group… highly respected in the banking community.” (Capital Markets)
  • “‘A first class firm’ with ‘a whole bunch of outstanding M&A lawyers.’”; “We went to them because we knew they could handle it. They were able to provide excellent strategic advice.”; “We really see strength in depth and breadth in their international setup.” (Corporate/M&A)
  • “Our advocacy was as effective as it was because we were able to call on the strength of the Cleary bench.”; “In the financial regulation space, I am very impressed with their knowledge, their common sense and their practical approach to unique problems.”; “At most firms the quality of the firm is dependent on the lawyer you are working with; however, Cleary does a great job at ensuring a high degree of competence among all its client-facing lawyers.”; “The firm has a very strong financial services practice with a deep and relevant subject matter expertise and this covers a wide range of issues… They provide very valuable services.” (Financial Services Regulation)
  • “Cleary provides sophisticated advice and seamless coordination among its various practice areas.”; “Amenable to client needs, very timely, thoughtful and detail-oriented.” (Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • “Excellent, high-quality… the largest Latin American practice, with the best corporate presence overall.” (Latin American Investment)
  • “Top-notch in everything they do. They never cease getting results.”; “They have been consistently excellent, they really do whatever they can to try and make it work.” (Litigation)
  • “Outstanding to work with, the quality is superb and they have an outstanding reputation as others greatly respected the work quality.”; “They are very thoughtful and thorough lawyers. They are always aware of issues and are very commercial, making good suggestions for what market compromises we should make.” (Real Estate)
  • “They are capable of handling complex work, handling different subjects at the same time and mobilizing teams to handle the work… Sometimes they work as if they themselves were the legal department of the company.”; “Extremely committed… partners deliver outstanding legal execution.” (Securities)
  • “They are very responsive and try to very quickly return calls, in terms of the substance and the way they service, we have nothing but high praise for them.” (Tax)