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1L Summer Associate - Bay Area

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1L Summer Associate - New York

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1L Summer Associate - Washington

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Associate (Mid-Level)

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.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP seeks an Associate (mid-level) in New York, NY to aid partners and senior associates in formulating legal strategy based on research of the law and analysis of facts affecting client matters in these sophisticated areas of law. 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: Advising and representing private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, corporations, banks and direct lenders in connection with U.S. and international corporate and financial transactions, including acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, secured, unsecured, mezzanine and subordinated debt facilities, private placements and Chapter 11 exit financings; Drafting, negotiating and reviewing principal and ancillary loan documents including term sheets, debt commitment papers, credit agreements, asset based loan agreements, note purchase agreements, intercreditor agreements, security agreements, amendments and other legal documents in connection with various financing proceedings including sponsor and strategic acquisition financings, corporate financings, bond issuances, private placements and Chapter 11 exit financings; Assessing the Uniform Commercial Code and coordinating perfection steps required to pledge different types of collateral for secured financings and release various kinds of collateral during payoff processes and provide guidance with local counsel to give foreign credit support in the form of guarantees and foreign security; Providing deal management and co-ordination of both domestic and cross-border financing transactions including managing closings with numerous parties that can include multiple sponsors, portfolio companies, outgoing and incoming lenders’ and their respective counsels, the client’s advisors, including other law firms, accountants and consultants; Formulating legal strategy and transaction structure based on the research of relevant financing considerations, jurisprudence, precedents, statutory requirements and U.S. and international tax laws and applying research to the analysis of facts affecting client matters; and Providing technical credit agreement analysis and on-going guidance to the clients on various loan agreement covenants relating to the client’s ability to make various investments, dispositions and acquisitions, incur incremental indebtedness and enter into restrictive agreements. 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 to $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: https://legalrecruit.cgsh.com/CGSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=40&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=186. Please indicate job code AP23EW. EOE/M/F/D/V.


DC Associate - Judicial Law Clerk

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 current judicial clerks interested in associate positions. The ideal candidate will have relevant work experience as well as excellent credentials. 

Mid-Level and Senior Level Associates: Mergers & Acquisitions

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 New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire stellar mid-level and senior level  associates for our Mergers & Acquisitions practice, focusing on acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and joint ventures, private equity funds, and financial institutions. Candidates should have ample experience leading on diligence and drafting ancillary agreements as well as familiarity with all other aspects of a transaction, including experience drafting primary deal documents and interfacing with the client. The ideal candidates should have 3-6 years of M&A 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.

 


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

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 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.

Mid-Level Associate: Bankruptcy and Restructuring

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 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.


Mid-Level Associate: Capital Solutions and Special Situations Practice

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 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.


Mid-Level Associate: Mergers & Acquisitions

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 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.

Mid-Level Associate: Private Funds, Secondaries Practice

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 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.



Mid-Level Associates: Private Funds

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 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.