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2022 New York 1L Diversity Summer Associate

New York 1L Diversity Summer Associate Program

We believe that diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and respect among our lawyers and staff members are essential, and that they strengthen our entire Firm. As a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization, we can more effectively serve a broad range of clients and enable our lawyers to grow from the creativity, talents, and perspectives contributed by people of different backgrounds and experiences.

Cleary Gottlieb strives to encourage and foster diversity across the Firm. As a testament to our mission and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are pleased to solicit applications for our 1L Diversity Summer Associate positions in the New York office. As a summer associate at Cleary Gottlieb, you will have a unique, immersive experience tailored to your individual interests. You will collaborate with our lawyers on a diverse and exciting range of matters, create meaningful relationships with colleagues and clients, and contribute to our world class practice.

Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession. Students who have overcome obstacles in pursuing a legal education, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those from populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have an anticipated graduation date of spring 2024 and must be able to participate in Cleary Gottlieb’s 2022 Summer Associate Program for a minimum of 7 weeks. After completion of a successful summer program, 1L Summer Associates will be eligible to receive an offer to return to the firm as summer associates in 2023.


Application Procedure

  • Resume
  • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)
  • Law school transcript when available (unofficial copy is acceptable and should be provided as a supplement if not available when application is submitted. Kindly upload a placeholder document if grades are not available at the time of application.) 
  • Contact information for two professional and/or academic references
  • One-page personal statement indicating your interest in the 1L Diversity Summer Associate Program and the practice of law (500 words or less)

2022 Washington 1L Diversity Summer Associate

Washington 1L Diversity Summer Associate Program

We believe that diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and respect among our lawyers and staff members are essential, and that they strengthen our entire Firm. As a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization, we can more effectively serve a broad range of clients and enable our lawyers to grow from the creativity, talents, and perspectives contributed by people of different backgrounds and experiences.

Cleary Gottlieb strives to encourage and foster diversity across the Firm. As a testament to our mission and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are pleased to solicit applications for our 1L Diversity Summer Associate positions in the Washington office. As a summer associate at Cleary Gottlieb, you will have a unique, immersive experience tailored to your individual interests. You will collaborate with our lawyers on a diverse and exciting range of matters, create meaningful relationships with colleagues and clients, and contribute to our world class practice.

Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the legal profession. Students who have overcome obstacles in pursuing a legal education, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those from populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have an anticipated graduation date of spring 2024 and must be able to participate in Cleary Gottlieb’s 2022 Summer Associate Program for a minimum of 7 weeks. After completion of a successful summer program, 1L Summer Associates will be eligible to receive an offer to return to the firm as summer associates in 2023.


Application Procedure

  • Resume
  • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)
  • Law school transcript when available (unofficial copy is acceptable and should be provided as a supplement if not available when application is submitted)
  • Contact information for two professional and/or academic references
  • One-page personal statement indicating your interest in the 1L Diversity Summer Associate Program and the practice of law (500 words or less)

Debt Finance Mid-Level Associate (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 2-5 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 and be admitted to the New York Bar with excellent credentials.

Director, Transactional Products for Cleary X

Cleary Gottlieb, a preeminent global law firm with 16 offices on four continents, recently launched Cleary X, a separate business unit within the firm focused on building alternative models of legal services.  Cleary X builds unique combinations of technology, process and people to create efficient, high quality legal services and products to support the firm and its clients. 

Cleary X is seeking to hire a Director, Transactional Products to help build and lead innovative products and services focused on transactional corporate work. The role will initially be focused on M&A and, in particular, building new models of due diligence work, leveraging technology where possible. This role will also lead the creation of other products and services focused on transactional practices, and will identify opportunities to provide such products and services both internally for the Firm and for clients.  This could include other transactional management such as alternative staffing models, project management, document and process automation.

This role provides an exciting career opportunity in a start-up like environment for someone with experience in corporate transactional work, and with enthusiasm for re-thinking and automating legal work, and for designing ways to effectively combine people, process and technology.  We are seeking enthusiastic, entrepreneurial candidates with a solutions-oriented approach. The role will be a permanent, full-time role conducted largely remotely and will report to the CEO of Cleary X.

Responsibilities

  • Initially, supporting the creation of new models of due diligence and deploying technology and alternative resources where appropriate.  This will involve some process improvement and project management;
  • Potentially supervising attorneys conducting the review and summary of documents for M&A due diligence, and conducting quality control over their work initially (including designing processes for efficient quality control and process management);
  • Liaising with lead attorneys on transactions, including leading the scoping of diligence projects;
  • Helping to plan for and hire staff and/or contract attorneys to conduct diligence and other transactional support as required;
  • Using legal technology for data room management, project management, document and process automation, and the analysis of legal documents;
  • Considering other areas of potential Cleary X support for transactional legal work including specialized contract review, and potentially designing/building models for drafting, document automation, closing management, etc.;
  • Helping to build templates, models, knowledge banks and training for Cleary X team members and others.
  • This is a remote opportunity with flexibility in hours and limited travel required.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have 4-5 years or more experience in a corporate transactions practice, including experience managing due diligence (preferably in a large law firm environment). The ideal candidate will be admitted in either CA, CT, DC, MD,  NJ, NY, PA, VA, MN, OH, WA, Puerto Rico, or TX and will exhibit excellent communication skills (written & oral); ability to exercise judgment and juggle multiple, competing priorities; good problem solving skills and a positive, resilient approach to the challenges of  change management; and a process oriented approach, with an emphasis on improving processes and working within an agile/lean approach. Some experience with technologies supporting due diligence, corporate transaction management and document and process automation are a plus.

How to Apply

Compensation is commensurate with experience. All qualified applicants should send resumes to ClearyXRecruiting@cgsh.com.


IP Transactional Mid-Level Associate

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a mid-level associate for our transactional Intellectual Property, Technology & Data practice.  The ideal candidate will have diversified experience advising clients on intellectual property, technology and data-related matters, such as licensing, settlements, R&D collaborations, IT agreements, IP ownership restructuring, IP and privacy advice, data sharing and matters relating to corporate transactions, including supporting M&A, capital markets and debt finance matters.  In addition, the practice is also involved in intellectual property aspects of the firm's matters across all of its many practice groups, advising clients on intellectual property issues related to real estate, private funds, bankruptcy and antitrust matters and advising the firm's private clients.  The ideal candidate  should have 3-5 years of intellectual property or technology transactions experience, and be admitted to the New York Bar with excellent credentials. Data privacy experience a plus, but not required.


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 3-6 years of relevant work experience, the ability to manage complex borrower-side financing lending transactions for high grade and/or leveraged borrowers, as well as 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 - M&A

The New York 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, 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 a minimum 3 years of M&A experience, be admitted to the New York Bar, and have excellent credentials. 


Mid-Level Associate - Real Estate

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a mid-level associate for our Real Estate Practice.  The ideal candidate will have 4-5 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.

Mid-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 4 or more years of relevant work experience with significant transactional experience including M&A and Private Equity tax work, as well as excellent credentials.


Real Estate Resource Lawyer

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire a Real Estate Resource Lawyer for our Real Estate Practice. 

Key Responsibilities: The Real Estate Resource Lawyer will support the Real Estate and Private Client groups, with an emphasis on representing high net worth clients through all stages of a wide variety of private real estate transactions, as well as supporting the commercial transactions of the Real Estate Practice, including but not limited to:

• Drafting and negotiating contracts for the purchase, sale, gifting, financing and leasing of condominiums, cooperative apartments, and private homes
• Due diligence analysis, including review of title, property survey, condominium and cooperative agreements and other property diligence in connection with the purchase of residential real estate 
• Reviewing building plans, permits, architect and contractor agreements
• Analysis of real property transfer taxes and FIRPTA rules in connection with real estate transactions, including for transactions between individuals and trusts 
• Drafting and negotiating contracts in connection with commercial transactions, including the acquisition, financing and disposition of real property throughout the United States

Required Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of  5 years of experience working on New York residential and commercial real estate transactions at a law firm, be admitted to the New York Bar with excellent credentials, and the ability to communicate effectively, as well as possess strong client service skills. Transactional real estate experience working on financing transactions and equity investments is a plus.

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 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 M&A, debt, capital markets, REMICs, conducting PFIC analysis and reviewing LP Transfers, and private equity tax work. The ideal candidate will be licensed to practice in New York, possess superior organizational skills and have excellent credentials.