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Cleary Gottlieb CEO Mark Leddy
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13 Ratings
  1. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, great work, great culture.

    Cons

    Lots of great work - lots.

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-02-27
  2. "Biglaw Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sophisticated work, good pay, great colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of work/life balance, 24/7 availability expectations.

    Cleary Gottlieb2019-04-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work, smart colleagues, challenging

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, inconsistent commitment to pro bono and associate development

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-07-05
  4. "DC Associate Review"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People were generally friendly and a pleasure to work with. Good place to start your career if you're looking for something short-term that will look good on your resume . Partners are willing to give young lawyers a high level of responsibility and autonomy if they prove themselves capable of handling it.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was not good and partners don't seem to care. There is little diversity in the type of work that this office handles, which makes it difficult to get new experiences as a young attorney. It's also easy to get pigeon-holed into a type of work that you don't want to specialize in . This can also limit one's exit options if the type of work you do is not viewed as valuable to prospective future employers.

    Cleary Gottlieb2018-03-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A good law firm"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people at Cleary are amazing.

    Cons

    You'll work a lot. That's typical for life at a big law firm.

    Cleary Gottlieb2017-11-26
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Associate"

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    Current Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb

    Pros

    Awesome, collegial co-workers. Great office space. Flexible work assignments.

    Cons

    Large summer class makes it easy to get lost in the weeds.

    Advice to Management

    Try to give more substantive assignments to summers when possible.

    Cleary Gottlieb2017-08-01
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    "Former Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cleary Gottlieb

    Pros

    Nice pay and benefits, prestigious law firm, big clients

    Cons

    Very intrusive colleagues. First year associate do basically paralegal work

    Advice to Management

    Involve first year associates more and give them meaningful work

    Cleary Gottlieb2017-05-30
  8. "Interesting Work/Great Colleagues"

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      Current Employee - Associate 

      I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Cleary has interesting/challenging work and great colleagues

      Cons

      Long hours and poor work/life balance

      Cleary Gottlieb2017-04-25
    • "As good as it gets as far as big law goes"

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      Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      I am a lawyer at the firm. Pleasant colleagues (mostly) to work with, good administrative support, exposure to headline transactions and valuable learning experience. Good view from the office. Market-level compensation.

      Cons

      No work/life balance (although it'd be naive to expect it at a NY big law); lack of transparency regarding promotion; up or out; expected to be available 24/7.

      Cleary Gottlieb2017-04-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Excellent law firm"

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      Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cleary Gottlieb full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The best colleagues and the most interesting work in biglaw.

      Cons

      Still biglaw. Three more words.

      Cleary Gottlieb2017-03-03
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