Carmen Amalia Corrales

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, specializing in corporate and sovereign transactions and the Latin America practice. Highlighted in Latin Lawyer‘s “Women in Law” publication as one of the most inspiring women practicing in Latin American matters; Appointed by President Obama to the Commission on White House Fellowships.

Ms. Corrales is a partner at the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where she has built an impressive career focusing on Latin American transactional work. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in 1986 and from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 1989, where she was one of the few Latinas in her class. Ms. Corrales is a trailblazer — since leaving law school, she has had a meteoric rise to prominence, with her work being recognized internationally by publications like Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America, and the Legal 500 Latin America, among others. In 2013, she was chosen by Latin Lawyer’s “Women in Law” issue as one of the most inspiriting women practicing in Latin American matters. In 2015, she was appointed by President Obama to the Commission on White House Fellowships, and she is a member of the Academy of Political Science’s Board of Directors, the Committee for Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, and the Board of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She also serves as a Trustee of Bloomfield College.

In the words of the HLS community member who nominated her, Ms. Corrales is, in short, a model of excellence in the legal profession, and a figure to emulate as many of us make our own way into the challenging world of transactional law.”