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2022 New York Summer Associate

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire second year law students for our 2022 Summer Associate Program. The ideal candidate will have excellent credentials. Please click on the link to the right to submit your application.

Required documents:

  • Resume
  • Law school transcript
  • Undergraduate transcript

We understand the challenges of having limited personal interactions in a virtual environment.  Therefore, as a supplement to your application materials, we would like to provide you the opportunity to submit an optional personal statement to share any additional information about yourself and/or your application.  This statement should be limited to 500 words or fewer and can be submitted to us either on the date of, or prior to your call back interview.  You may provide a statement on any topic that is meaningful to you, but topics you might consider discussing include an experience or interest that has shaped your identity or an experience or interest that has contributed to your decision to pursue your career path.  If you have already provided us with a personal statement through a prior application, you may elect to have that statement included as part of your file in lieu of submitting a new one or you are welcome to send us an updated version.


Associate

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP seeks an Associate in New York, NY to analyze complex legal issues and draft and review legal documents (including term sheets, disclosure documentation for registered transactions, prospectuses and contracts). J.D., LL.M. or foreign equivalent is required plus two years of experience performing legal research of complex corporate and international law issues on behalf of an international law firm. Must include two years of experience in each of the following: Advising and representing clients in connection with U.S. and international corporate and financial M&A transactions, including corporate and securities offerings; advising and representing clients in connection with N.Y. law governed M&A transactions, including direct client contact, diligence session attendance and term sheet drafting and negotiation; closing corporate transactions and coordinating among client’s advisors, including other law firms, lenders, the company, accountants and consultants; supporting discussions (including with opposing counsel and direct client contact) to develop objectives, strategy and legal parameters within which to conduct N.Y. law governed M&A transactions; drafting and negotiating contracts, disclosure documentation and other legal documents in connection with capital markets and financing transactions. Must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York. Qualified applicants should submit resumes by accessing the following link: http://legalrecruit.cgsh.com/CGSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx. Please indicate job code MD21EW. EOE/M/F/D/V.


Entry Level Corporate Associates

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire third year law students graduating in 2022 for first year associate positions in our corporate practice. Law firm and transactional experience is a plus, but not a requirement. The ideal candidate will have excellent credentials and will sit for the New York State bar. Please click on the link to submit your application.


First Year Associates - Private Funds

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire first year associates who are interested in joining our Private Funds Practice for the fall of 2021.  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 law firm experience (transactional experience is a plus) as well as excellent credentials and be willing to be admitted to the New York state bar.


Mid-Level Associate - Capital Markets

The New York Office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire stellar associates for our Capital Markets practice.  Ideal candidates should have a minimum of 3-6 years of general Capital Markets experience, extensive experience running deals as the lead associate, and be admitted to the New York Bar, along with excellent credentials.

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 - Private Funds

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire an 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 4 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.

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.


Mid-Level Associates - Real Estate

The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is seeking to hire associates for our Real Estate Practice.  The ideal candidates will have 2-4 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.