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Associate (Mid-Level)

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP seeks an Associate (mid-level) in New York, NY to draft, review and negotiate complicated public and private company mergers and acquisitions transactional documents.. Requires JD, LLM or foreign equivalent and two years of experience as an Associate or related occupation. Must include 2 years of experience in each of the following: Drafting and reviewing ancillary transactional documents, including signing and closing documents for public and private company mergers and acquisitions, legal memoranda and opinion letters; Assisting in signing/closing process for sophisticated public and private company M&A deals; Representing clients in a variety of corporate transactions and negotiating effectively with the counterparty in challenging situations; Advising clients on corporate law issues and assisting with corporate governance and other general corporate matters; Coordinating workstreams and tasks among different groups internally, including tax, employee benefits, real estate, and intellectual property; Reviewing corporate governance documents and commercial contracts, including customer contracts, credit agreements and leases, leading due diligence calls, drafting due diligence memoranda and presentation, and providing clients with periodic diligence updates. In the alternative, the employer will accept an LLM degree or equivalent in a stated field and 2 years of experience. The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 - $435,000/ year, depending upon class year. Must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York. Qualified applicants please submit resumes by accessing the following link:

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Associate (Senior)

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP seeks an Associate (Senior) in Washington, DC to review and negotiate antitrust-related provisions in complex sale and purchase agreements, as well as review antitrust compliance and investigations. Requires J.D. or foreign equivalent and four years of experience as an Associate or related occupation. Must include four years of experience in each of the following: Providing expert legal advice and counsel to internal stakeholders on all aspects of compliance with antitrust laws; Formulating legal strategy based on comprehensive legal and factual research and analysis to evaluate the potential antitrust implications of business strategies, agreements, and practices; Conducting internal investigations to identify and address potential antitrust violations, and recommending appropriate remedial actions; Overseeing preparation of notifications to the U.S. government under the Hart-Scott Rodino Act (“HSR filings”) to ensure compliance with antitrust laws and regulations; Representing U.S. and ex-U.S. clients in negotiations with regulatory agencies, industry associations, and other external stakeholders on antitrust matters; and Providing legal support and guidance on antitrust aspects of merger review processes, merger litigation, antitrust investigations, and antitrust litigation. In the alternative, the employer will accept an LLM or foreign equivalent and four years of experience. Must be admitted to practice law in Washington, DC. The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000/ year, depending upon class year. Qualified applicants please submit resumes by accessing the following link: http://legalrecruit.cgsh.com/CGSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx. Please indicate job code CL24EW. EOE/M/F/D/V.

Mid-Level Associate - Antitrust

At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.

 

The Washington, D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire mid-level associates for our Antitrust practice. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in pre-merger notification and civil and/or criminal antitrust litigation, as well as excellent credentials.


Mid-Level Associate: Antitrust

The Bay Area office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire mid-level associates for our Antitrust practice. The ideal candidate will be admitted in California and have 3-5 years of experience in pre-merger notification and civil and/or criminal antitrust litigation, as well as excellent credentials. Candidates will be considered for either the Palo Alto or San Francisco office. 

 
Associate Salary: The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000, depending upon class year.
 
At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.

Mid-Level Associate: Bankruptcy and Restructuring

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a mid-level associate for our Bankruptcy/Restructuring Practice. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of relevant restructuring work experience, including experience with corporate debt restructurings. Candidates with clerkship experience and familiarity with both in-court and out-of-court restructurings as well as excellent credentials are encouraged to apply.

 

Associate Salary: The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000, depending upon class year.

 
At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.

Mid-Level Associate: Capital Solutions and Special Situations Practice

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a mid-level associate for our Capital Solutions and Special Situations Practice. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience working on liability management transactions, secured and unsecured debt financing, special situations, distressed M&A, and debt restructuring, including experience in exchange and consent offers, backstop arrangements, rights offerings, and exit financings. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team involving our market leading Debt Finance and Bankruptcy and Restructuring practices. Candidates must be admitted to practice in New York and have excellent credentials.


Associate Salary: The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000, depending upon class year.


At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.

Mid-Level Associate: Debt Finance

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire an associate for our Debt Finance Practice. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in private equity debt finance transactions, with a particular focus on acquisition financing.  Our practice focuses on sponsors and borrowers, although we will consider candidates with experience on the lender side. The candidate should have familiarity with market terms in this area.  The candidate should have the ability to manage complex transactions, as well as excellent credentials.

 

Associate Salary: The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000, depending upon class year.

 

At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.


Mid-Level Associate: Debt Finance (Sponsor Finance Practice)

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire an associate for our Debt Finance, Sponsor Finance Practice. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of relevant work experience in representing financial sponsors and/or lenders in subscription credit facilities and management company and other upper tier financings at a law firm or in-house at a sponsor or bank. Must be admitted to the New York Bar with excellent credentials.

 

Associate Salary: The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000, depending upon class year.

 
At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.

Mid-Level Associate: Foreign Investment and National Security

At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.

The Washington office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a mid-level associate for our Foreign Investment and National Security Practice. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of relevant work experience, including experience with CFIUS and/or sanctions work.

Associate Salary: The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000, depending upon class year.


Mid-Level Associate: Mergers & Acquisitions


The Bay Area office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a stellar mid-level associate for our Mergers & Acquisitions practice, focusing on acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and joint ventures and private equity transactions. Candidates should have ample experience leading on diligence and drafting ancillary agreements as well as familiarity with all other aspects of a transaction. The ideal candidate should have 2-4 years of M&A experience, be admitted to the California Bar, and have excellent credentials. Candidates will be considered for either the Palo Alto or San Francisco office. 
 
Associate Salary: The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000, depending upon class year.
 
At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.

Mid-Level Associate: Private Funds, Secondaries Practice

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire stellar mid-level associate for our Private Funds, Secondaries practice. The ideal candidates should have 3 - 5 years of secondaries experience, be admitted to the New York Bar and have excellent credentials. Associate should have experience working on secondary transactions, preferably GP-led secondary transactions, including continuation vehicles. Associates should have experience with negotiating fund organizational documents, as well as experience with purchase and sale of assets, whether portfolio companies or limited partnership interests.

 

Associate Salary: The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000, depending upon class year.

 
At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.

Mid-Level Associates: Private Funds

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire stellar mid-level associates for our Private Funds practice. The ideal candidates should have 3 - 5 years of private funds experience, be admitted to the New York Bar and have excellent credentials.

Associate Salary: The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000, depending upon class year.


At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.

Mid-Level Associates: Real Estate

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to mid-level associates for our Real Estate Practice.  The ideal candidate will have 3-5 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.


Associate Salary: The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000, depending upon class year.


At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.


Practice Development Lawyer: Private Funds

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a self-starting and highly motivated Practice Development Lawyer (PDL) with 4-5 years significant substantive private funds expertise to serve as the go-to resource for all lawyers in the practice regarding developments in the legal and business environments that impact the practice and its clients. Primarily internally-facing, this role is outside of the standard associate-to-partner track.  It is a great opportunity for a well-trained lawyer to become an integral part of the infrastructure of a highly successful practice group by supporting the substantive development and knowledge needs of the group.

 

The Private Funds Practice Development Lawyer (“PDL”) will play a key role in supporting the knowledge management needs of the practice by maintenance of the practice group’s resources, ranging from precedents and research materials and assisting the practice’s lawyers in their proper use; managing the database of fund documents; and be involved in broadening the skill set and enhancing the efficiency of junior lawyers through the creation of additional development materials on an as needed basis.

This role has overall responsibility for the administration and governance of various information channels including intranet resource pages, databases, practice sites, and email distributions and will work alongside and/or be assisted by  research specialists and paralegals to keep important information current and easily accessible throughout the group.  

The PDL role is expected to keep apprised of all activities and matters within the group and leverage that information to serve as a key liaison to support the business development initiatives of the group from a substantive perspective, including serving as a resource for the BD team in preparing pitches and presentations, helping to identify business development opportunities, and maintaining an accurate record of the group’s experience.


Responsibilities / Duties

Building and Communicating Knowledge

  • Keep current on various topics relating to the private investment funds area, the Securities Act of 1933, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act as well as other industry and regulatory trends and developments that are/become relevant to clients and lawyers practicing in the private funds area; assist with the writing and publication of external client alerts on such developments as needed
  • Assist with the maintenance of key precedents and other knowledge management materials, in a smart and readily accessible fashion for the group; ensure dedicated sources of information and practice specific databases, including the funds terms and trends database, are well-curated and up-to-date
  • Create, develop, organize and maintain substantive content for the practice group including forms, precedents, checklists, and charts
  • Oversee capturing matter descriptions and matter profiling to help augment and maintain the practice group’s experience database
  • Assist with various thought leadership initiatives relating to developments and trends in the private funds industry


    Training & Development

  • Act as a source of legal, market and practical expertise for members of the practice group; assist attorneys with locating practice-related knowledge resources and documents
  • Work with the Learning & Development and Associate Development teams to address practice specific training needs; coach and train, both one-on-one and in group settings to support the development of attorneys in the group
  • Coordinate, and sometimes deliver, group trainings including CLEs, ensuring the group’s attorneys are continually expanding their knowledge and skill sets



    Collaboration

  • Collaborate with other PDLs throughout the firm to disseminate best practices and facility knowledge sharing, attend Practice Development meetings
  • Coordinate with other groups and departments of the firm, (i.e. Business Development, Library and Information Services, and others), to satisfy practice group needs, and support the group in substantive pitches and other Business Development efforts



    Other

  • Partner with the Practice Innovation and Knowledge Solutions teams to evaluate, test and pilot legal technology, including artificial intelligence application, knowledge management solutions and client-facing applications
  • Conduct complex and substantive legal research in connection with client projects as needed; when appropriate, track and enter billable time for client work


Key Skills

This role is to be a critical supporting member of the practice group. Being a strong team player, with discerning judgment who is able to lead and delegate comfortably is critical. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have: 

  • JD or LL.M. or equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; strong presentation skills
  • Strong service orientation and prompt response time to incoming requests
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to solve problems, both technical issues and situations involving collaboration with attorneys and non-legal staff/departments


Salary Range: $260,000 to $365,00, depending upon experience

At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.

 
 

Senior Level Associate: IP Litigation

The Bay Area office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a senior level associate for our Litigation group’s Intellectual Property Practice. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of experience in trademark, copyright, trade secrets and other complex commercial litigation, with some experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Federal Trade Commission and/or International Trade Commission preferred.  Candidates must be admitted to the California bar and have excellent credentials. Interested candidates will be considered for either the Palo Alto or San Francisco office. 

 
Associate Salary: The base salary for associate positions is $225,000 to $435,000, depending upon class year.
 

At Cleary Gottlieb, all members of our community deserve respect as individuals and appreciation for the contributions they make to our community.  We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating equal opportunities to develop and succeed.