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Two-thirds of White & Case's lawyers working outside of the US tells you just how international this New Yorker is...
Cleary is clearly a sophisticated choice for smart students with international ambition.
It's been name-dropped on hit TV show The West Wing and has an ensemble of A-list attorneys to boot, but New York superstar Debevoise & Plimpton still treasures its fledgling talents.
With “an integrated network of offices across the planet,” Brit-born Freshfields “gives all associates the chance to do top international work.”
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