Securities Group Of The Year: Cleary Gottlieb

Law360, New York (January 3, 2012, 7:00 PM EST) -- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP's representation of global financial giants in litigation stemming from Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme — including the firm's $6.6 billion victory for client HSBC Holdings PLC — has helped it earn recognition as one of Law360's Securities Practice Groups of 2011.

"Our work in this area goes back more than two decades," partner Mitchell A. Lowenthal said. "It's right within the sweet spot of what the firm does."

Cleary Gottlieb has played defense for five of the world's biggest financial...
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