Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Litigation Paralegal - Summer 2020 Start

Job Locations US-NY-New York
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Cleary Gottlieb is recognized as one of the top litigation firms in the world. The Firm’s clients range from large international corporations to indigent pro bono individuals. The Litigation Paralegals work on a wide variety of matters including, but not limited to, securities and M&A litigation, sovereign litigation/arbitration, antitrust, bankruptcy, white-collar defense and investigations, employment, executive compensation, intellectual property and general commercial disputes, as well as numerous pro bono cases. These practice areas give exposure to various federal, state, governmental and international agencies. Working closely with lawyers, the Litigation Paralegals are invaluable members of the teams, assisting with challenging, newsworthy and law-effecting matters. In addition, Cleary Gottlieb offers an excellent educational experience and provides opportunities to utilize language skills. A Litigation Paralegal will obtain transferrable skills that can be applied in law school or any organization.


  • Work with partners, counsel, associates and support staff
  • Maintain case documents
  • Preparation of pleadings, filings and document productions
  • Proof-read and cite-check legal documents
  • Prepare for and attend depositions, hearings and trials
  • Perform LEXIS, Westlaw, internet and field research
  • Translate foreign language documents and serve as interpreters for clients and/or lawyers
  • Interact with clients, local counsel and our Washington, D.C. and international offices


  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic background (minimum 3.3 GPA)
  • Interest in the field of law
  • Proactive thinker
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Excellent time management, organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office programs
  • Must be willing to make a two-year commitment
  • Prepared to work overtime and weekends
  • Most positions require fluent Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian or Mandarin language skills


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