Cleary Gottlieb Earns Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2018

May 3, 2018

Cleary Gottlieb continues to earn recognition as an elite law firm in the Chambers USA  legal directory.

Cleary received 92 lawyer rankings, 24 of which were top-tier or better, and 32 practice rankings, 13 of which were top-tier, in the 2018 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
    “Their attorneys are the top in the U.S.; it is phenomenal working with them. The team provides the highest-level work product and service – they are fantastic.”
  • Banking & Finance, Nationwide
    “What’s amazing about the whole group is that they make us feel like we’re their only client, and they always make sure people are available. They’re smart, technical and give advice that we actually use.”
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Nationwide
    “Cleary is simply more creative than other similar firms with which I have dealt. They do so much more than simply what is asked.”
  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, Nationwide
    “The team at Cleary is outstanding and always has the appropriate resources available;…there is a great depth of talent there.”
  • Corporate Crime & Investigations, Nationwide; and Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite, New York
    “They did a spectacular job. They were very efficient. They came in with a thoughtful approach.”
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Nationwide
    “Cleary has a top-flight SEC and executive compensation team. It is a go-to firm for particularly complex and difficult issues, and provides client-focused, practical advice.”
  • Financial Services Regulation, Nationwide
    “Great value… when it’s a critical matter, we call them first.”
  • International Arbitration, Nationwide
    “I would particularly highlight their thoroughness and ‘no stones left unturned’ approach, which meant that the team knew the facts and the law inside out, argued the most compelling case and were superbly prepared for whatever the other side put forward.”
  • Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Nationwide
    “They have a broad base of expertise they can draw on internally; they are high end… the quality and caliber of the lawyers is top notch.”
  • Tax: Corporate & Finance, Nationwide
    “Stellar and extremely consistent in their outstanding level of service; they’re head and shoulders above other firms in the space.”
  • Corporate/M&A: The Elite, New York
    “They have their finger on the pulse of the M&A world.”
  • Latin American Investment, New York
    “The team maintains the highest level of service. They consistently provide an excellent work product in a very efficient and user-friendly manner.”
  • Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance, New York
    “They are a top-notch law firm… their counsel is very business-savvy and pragmatic. Their turnaround time is fantastic, and their client communication as a team is spot-on.”