Cleary Gottlieb Earns Premier Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Rankings

April 23, 2020

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

Cleary received 77 lawyer rankings, 12 of which were top-tier or better, and 33 practice rankings, 10 of which were top-tier, in the 2020 guide. Notably, Cleary was one of only six firms featured in the Spotlight table for Energy: Mining & Metals (Transactional).

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: “They provide clear, sound advice and offer an exceptional next-level service; they’re incredibly impressive.”
  • Banking & Finance, Nationwide: “Cleary’s knowledge of our company and our financings creates efficiencies in identifying and addressing issues in overall compliance and each new financial project.”
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Nationwide: “[T]hey’re very professional, extremely smart, have great instincts, and are able to deal with complicated issues.”
  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, Nationwide: “I’m very impressed with the firm overall. They always do a good job of ensuring the advice is cohesive and they value humility and partnership. They treat each other with respect and that comes through in the work product.”
  • Capital Markets: Derivatives, Nationwide: “They have a lot of smart people who know the market well, are innovative, can work through difficult issues, and respond to difficult projects.”
  • Corporate Crime & Investigations, Nationwide: “They are brilliant tacticians and it’s one of the top firms in the space in terms of intellect, leadership, and the ability to field a strong and diverse team.”
  • Corporate/M&A: The Elite, Nationwide: “The team is reliable, works fast under extreme pressure, and gets excellent results… We get exceptional service from Cleary.”
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Nationwide: “Cleary is excellent and absolutely my preferred outside counsel – whenever Cleary is assigned to a deal I am working on, I feel a great deal of relief knowing they are representing us.”
  • Financial Services Regulation, Nationwide: “They are one of the handful of true subject matter experts on U.S. federal banking regulation. They are reliable advisers and we trust their judgment.”
  • International Arbitration, Nationwide: “They are fantastic and my go-to firm for international arbitration… Cleary’s work product always knocks it out of the park.”
  • Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Nationwide: “[Cleary has] a very strong team; commercially astute, proactive, and tireless… [They’re] extremely well-versed, technically competent, and down-to-earth.”
  • Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite, New York: “They are first-rate in terms of intellectual and legal acumen. They’re first grade in securities, commercial, and international litigations.”
  • Real Estate, Nationwide: “The team works together seamlessly and efficiently… Cleary’s knowledge and understanding of the commercial real estate lending market is second to none.”
  • Tax: Corporate & Finance, Nationwide: “They’re fantastic in M&A. They have a blue-chip client base and high-caliber, excellent tax lawyers who are practical and smart.”