Cleary Gottlieb Wins 2021 Law360 White-Collar Practice Group of the Year

January 26, 2022

Cleary Gottlieb has won Law360’s White-Collar Practice Group of the Year award for its role in several high-profile litigation matters in 2021.

The firm’s White-Collar Defense and Investigations team was recognized among the leading groups for its work investigating sexual harassment claims against former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, described by Law360 as one of the most notable investigations of 2021.

Law360 highlighted Cleary’s work for the CEO of cryptocurrency pioneer Ripple in a landmark case that will test the SEC’s regulatory power over cryptocurrency, creating a pivotal moment for the growing industry.

Law360 also noted Cleary’s interdisciplinary approach and convincing arguments for Brixmor Property Group CEO Michael Carroll in a criminal securities and accounting fraud case and Marble Ridge Capital founder Daniel Kamensky in a fraud case related to the Neiman Marcus bankruptcy.

Cleary partner Lisa Vicens said, “When a client comes to us with a crisis management situation, we’re very interdisciplinary and collaborative with our response. … It’s not a surprise that we’re often called upon to handle multilateral crises that require us to employ people in our offices across the world.”

“It’s not just about teamwork,” Cleary partner Matt Solomon said. “It’s about seamlessly working between litigators and capital markets, M&A, regulatory, and enforcement lawyers in a way that leads to the best possible outcomes for our clients.”

The annual Practice Groups of the Year awards honor the attorney teams behind litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.

To read Law360’s full profile on Cleary’s White-Collar Defense and Investigations group, click here.