We set direction and make changes in much the same spirit that we do many things at Cleary Gottlieb.
Rather than running our firm as a hierarchy, we take a more democratic approach, working by consensus. And for good reason. The best ideas often come from lawyers who are close to the matters at hand.
And close to each other: at Cleary Gottlieb, lawyers from different practices sit near one another. So they get to know each other, strengthening the ties that help us work together as one firm. We are not a collection of firms-within-a-firm.
Voice an informed opinion about work or life at Cleary Gottlieb, and you’ll find a wider audience and more influence than you might expect. We listen to each other.