Lee C. Buchheit is a partner based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Mr. Buchheit’s practice focuses on international financial transactions, including sovereign debt management, privatization and project finance.
Mr. Buchheit is the author of two books in the field of international law and more than 40 articles on professional matters. He has served as an adjunct professor at the School for International and Public Affairs of Columbia University (1994-97), as a visiting professor at Chuo University in Japan (1997-98), as a Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School (2000), as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School (2005), as an adjunct professor of law at Duke University Law School (2006-07), and as an adjunct professor of law at New York University Law School (2008). Mr. Buchheit is a Visiting Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at the University of London and a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh Law School.
Mr. Buchheit was recognized by the Financial Times'
U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report as one of the ten most Innovative Individuals of 2012 for his work on the Greek debt restructuring. In 2010, Mr. Buchheit received International Financial Law Review
's inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to international finance. He is also recognized by Chambers USA
,The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
, IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, The Legal 500 U.S.
and the Legal Media Group Guides
as one of the best banking lawyers in the United States.
Mr. Buchheit joined the firm in 1976 and became a partner in 1984. From 1987 to 1990, he was resident in the Hong Kong office; from 1979 to 1982, in the London office; and from 1976 to 1979, in the Washington, D.C. office. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1975 and a Diploma in International Law from Cambridge University in 1976. Mr. Buchheit received an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College.
Mr. Buchheit is a member of the Bars in New York and Pennsylvania.