Carmen Amalia Corrales is a retired partner of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (2016), where she built an impressive career, starting in 1990, focusing on Latin American transactional work, including sovereign debt restructuring and capital markets issuances. Her work was 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 inspiring women practicing in Latin American matters. In 2015, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Commission on White House Fellowships. She currently serves as a Trustee at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and at Bloomfield College, a historically Black college in New Jersey.
Ms. Corrales dedicated a portion of her practice to pro bono activities and service, including to advance diversity in the legal profession and in classical music, and she has continued to do so after retirement from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
She is a member of Reconstructionist Congregation Bnai Keshet in Montclair, N.J. She chairs Reconstructing Judaism’s Jews of Color and Allies Advisory Board.