"One of things that attracted me to Cleary Gottlieb was the sense that the lawyers here really would care about my career. As it turned out, I wasn't listening to empty words. I almost immediately began working alongside senior lawyers, who helped me at every step. I try to do that now for the associates I work with."
— Francesca Odell, Chair of the Associates Committee
You will receive more than a handshake and an orientation package when you arrive at Cleary Gottlieb. You will start a relationship with an assigned mentor, an experienced lawyer who can guide you through professional and personal life at the firm.
Even more important is the day-to-day mentoring you'll receive working with senior lawyers, advising clients and participating in firm life. And when you choose the practice that will become your speciality, you'll have additional opportunities to connect with a mentor. Lawyers working in the same group take the time to help each other — in meetings, at lunch and in the hallways.
Our approach to mentoring is one that comes full circle: we guide your career ahead, and in turn, eventually you will help new associates advance their careers.