Managing Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

 

Michael Gerstenzang joined Cleary Gottlieb in 1992 and became Managing Partner in 2017. In a Forbes interview about his plans for the firm during his term, Michael named “respect for individuals, and diversity – whether that's international or racial or gender” as one of the firm's guiding principles.   

Cleary Gottlieb promotes diversity in many ways. The firm offers a Women’s Working Group that provides networking and professional development opportunities for employees and partners with several pipeline programs that provide mentoring and internships. Cleary Gottlieb also initiated a partnership with Washington Irving High School in New York City, through which they mentor, tutor, offer internships to, and sponsor students. 

Joined LCLD 2009


Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2011: Kara A. Hailey


 

Member: Michael Gerstenzang

Diversity Professionals: Sean A. O'Neal, Arthur H. Kohn, Carlos Davila-Caballero