Since our founders established Cleary Gottlieb in 1946 with the simultaneous opening of offices in New York and Washington, DC, followed by opening the Paris office just three years later, we have been a pioneer in the globalisation of the practice of law. Organised and operated as a single, integrated global partnership (rather than a US firm with a network of overseas offices), the firm now has 1,200 lawyers from more than 50 countries in 16 offices located in major financial centres around the world. The diversity of our practice and lawyers provides clients with clear solutions for their most complex problems, anywhere in the world. In recognition of the firm’s strong global practice and its success in multiple jurisdictions, Cleary Gottlieb received Chambers and Partners’ inaugural International Law Firm of the Year award.
Our renowned global crisis management group, which includes experts from the various jurisdictions in which we have offices in the fields of white-collar defence, securities enforcement and internal investigations, advises and defends the world’s leading financial institutions and multinational corporations and, in certain cases, their senior employees, in a broad range of sensitive regulatory and criminal matters, including investigations involving securities fraud, insider trading, accounting fraud, allegations of bribery, false claims, bid rigging, antitrust, money laundering and banking law and sanctions violations. With established and integrated practices in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, we are unmatched in our ability to provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to cross-border enforcement matters.