Nothing defines Cleary Gottlieb more than its culture. And no one has better described what it is like to work here than senior counsel Steve Shalen
: "We promote an internal community, rather than internal competition. And we encourage team-mindedness rather than self-aggrandizement. In sum, Cleary Gottlieb has sustained a culture where meeting the needs of our clients is paramount.
Many factors have led to the prosperity of our firm. We have benefited from our founders' vision of a global practice at a time when few had that vision. And we have been able to attract and retain lawyers of uncommon intelligence, creativity, energy and ambition."
Only a handful of firms around the world are so confident of their core values that they are willing to share the rewards of their work in the way that we do. Our reasoning isn’t complicated: the best work results from talented people working together in a common enterprise.