Cleary Opens First West Coast Location In Bay Area

By Rachel Rippetoe (November 17, 2021, 3:04 PM EST) -- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is expanding to California, adding a top antitrust trial lawyer from WilmerHale and relocating several partners from New York and Washington, D.C., to the Bay Area, the firm announced Wednesday.

Opening its first location in California, Cleary has snagged Heather Nyong'o, who led WilmerHale's California antitrust practice and was the partner-in-charge of the firm's San Francisco office. She will join a team of partners and associates who are relocating to San Francisco and Palo Alto to bring the firm closer to its many California-based clients, from technology companies to private equity firms.

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