Vanessa Richardson is an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP based in New York.

Ms Richardson’s practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on M&A and shareholder derivative litigation, and on corporate governance issues. Ms Richardson joined the firm in 2014. She received a JD from New York University School of Law, where she was a Robert McKay scholar and the managing editor of the New York University Law Review. Additionally, she was awarded the Daniel G Collins Prize for Excellence in Contract Law. She received an undergraduate degree from American University, where she was a presidential scholar. She also served as a law clerk to the Honourable Leo E Strine, Jr of the Delaware Supreme Court and the Delaware Court of Chancery. Ms Richardson is a member of the Bar of New York.