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Junior and Mid-Level Associates - Antitrust

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire junior and mid-level associates for our Antitrust practice. The ideal candidate will have 1-4 years of experience in pre-merger notification and civil and/or criminal antitrust litigation, as well as excellent credentials. Candidates will be considered for the Washington, DC and Bay Area offices.


Junior and Mid-Level Associates - M&A

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire stellar junior and mid-level associates for our Mergers & Acquisitions practice, focusing on acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and joint ventures, private equity funds, and financial institutions. Candidates should have experience as a lead associate managing transactions and drafting definitive agreements as well as knowledge handling all other aspects of a transaction.  The ideal candidate should have 1-4 years of M&A experience, be admitted to the New York Bar, and have excellent credentials. 


Junior and Mid-Level Associates - Structured Finance

The Washington office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire junior and mid-level associates for our Structured Finance practice. The ideal candidate will have 1-4 years of CLO and/or REMIC experience, as well as excellent credentials.

Junior-Level Associate - Tax

The San Francisco office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire an associate for our Tax Practice. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of relevant work experience with significant transactional experience including M&A and Private Equity tax work, as well as excellent credentials and California bar admission.

Junior-Level Associate - Tax

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire an associate for our Tax Practice. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of relevant work experience with significant transactional experience including M&A and Private Equity tax work, as well as excellent credentials.


Junior-Level Associates - Real Estate

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire junior-level associates for our Real Estate Practice.  The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of transactional commercial real estate experience.  Qualified candidates will have a transactional commercial real estate background, with experience working on complex, multi-party financing transactions and equity investments (joint venture, purchase and sale)be admitted to the New York Bar and have excellent credentials.

Mid-Level Associate - Executive Compensation & ERISA

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a stellar mid-level associate for our Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits practice.  The ideal candidate will have a diversified executive compensation and benefits practice with experience advising both private and public companies, as well as alternative asset managers, on executive compensation matters, including supporting M&A, corporate governance and capital markets matters. Candidates should have 3-5 years of executive compensation and employee benefits experience, and be admitted to the New York Bar with excellent credentials. 

Mid-Level Associate - Latin America Practice

The New York Office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire stellar associates for our Latin America practice.  Ideal candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years of general corporate experience including capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, extensive experience running deals as the lead associate, and be admitted to the New York Bar, along with excellent credentials.

Mid-Level Associate - Private Funds

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a mid-level associate for our Private Funds Practice.  The practice is one of the most well-regarded funds practices in the world, including being recognized as a leading firm by industry publications such as Chambers, Legal 500 and Law360, and its rapid but steady growth provides significant opportunities for associates to grow within the firm.  The group represents a broad range of clients, including some of the most elite and sophisticated GPs and LPs as well as mid-market firms, entrepreneurs and other new entrants in the field.  The practice is involved in all aspects of private funds, including fundraising, co-investments, secondary transactions, and other fund-related matters, providing associates with a well-rounded experience and strong foundations for future success.  In addition to its reputation, strong client base and diverse practice, the group is warm and welcoming, with a focus on culture, collegiality and associate well-being.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience representing Private Fund sponsors and LPs in fund formation as well as excellent credentials and be admitted to practice in the state of New York.

Senior Associate – Private Clients Practice

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to add a senior associate to its growing and highly successful Private Clients group. Lawyers in the Private Clients practice act as “general counsel” to high net worth clients and advise on a full range of matters, including:

  • Estate, gift and income tax planning
  • Cross-border and international planning
  • Administration of trusts and estates
  • Closely-held businesses and succession planning
  • Matrimonial matters
  • Private investments
  • Transactions and planning  involving residential real estate and luxury items, including art, boats and aircrafts
  • Charitable planning

Lawyers in the Private Clients group work collaboratively with other practice groups in the firm in Cleary’s network of 16 offices on four continents.  The ideal candidate will have superior client skills and a desire for advancement with at least 7 or more years of experience serving high net worth individuals, be admitted to the New York Bar, and have excellent credentials.  Additional bar admissions in Florida, New Jersey and Connecticut and an LLM in Taxation is a plus but not a requirement.


Senior Associate/Attorney – CFIUS and Sanctions Practice

The Washington office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking a stellar senior level associate/attorney for its growing CFIUS and sanctions practice. The ideal candidate will have experience preparing CFIUS notices and running CFIUS processes, as well as experience with non-U.S. foreign direct investment regimes, economic sanctions, and export controls. Candidates with a diverse background and experience in international trade and national security matters is a plus.  Candidates should have a minimum of 6-8 years of relevant experience, and be admitted to the New York or D.C. Bar along with excellent credentials.

Senior Staff Attorney – Tax Practice

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a senior staff attorney for our Tax Practice. The ideal candidate will have 4 or more years of relevant work experience with significant transactional experience including tax work in M&A, private equity, capital markets and debt finance.  Specific experience in REMICs, collateralized loan obligations, fund conduits, equity disclosure including PFIC analyses, LP Transfers and sub document review for funds is preferred, but experience in all of these is not required.  The ideal candidate will be licensed to practice in New York, possess superior organizational skills and have excellent credentials.