Cleary Gottlieb is a single, fully integrated partnership, with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. We frequently work on international transactions and lawyers in each office routinely interact with their colleagues in other offices in other countries. We offer in each of our offices, an informal and collegial working environment that fosters the professional and personal growth of our lawyers. We seek lawyers who are confident in their abilities and creative in their thinking. Above all, we strive to provide our clients with legal work of the highest quality. To find these attributes in a lawyer, we look for academically excellent candidates who are enthusiastic about practicing law in a challenging and dynamic international setting. We believe we can best serve the changing needs of many of our clients by seeking candidates who possess the willingness and ability to be flexible in their practice. At the same time we permit lawyers, who so wish, to specialize early on in a particular field of law. We place a premium on openness, diversity, individuality and collegiality, and look for candidates who do so as well.