"Cleary Gottlieb has given me a lot of alternatives for practicing law and still being a very engaged mother. People here work with you at every turn in your life and your career. To me, that is extraordinarily valuable."
— Jennifer Kennedy Park, Partner
We understand that life changes. That careers veer in new directions. And sometimes, things just come up.
Which is why our work/life options place such a premium on flexibility, especially for lawyers with primary child-care responsibilities. You'll also find that the way we conduct business and ourselves makes a difference. Your compensation isn't reduced when you take a maternity or paternity leave, for example. What's more, colleagues often pitch in while you are out.
In the long run, the flexibility you find here strengthens your performance and ours. If you've worked late hours for a month to finish a deal, for example, there’s no reason to sit at your desk until seven because a partner might pass by your office and see your light off.