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Cadwalader’s Anne Tompkins Co-Authors Chapter in New Edition of Leading Commercial Litigation Guide

Mar 27, 2017

Cadwalader partner Anne Tompkins is the co-author of the “Internal Investigations” chapter in the recently released Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition, published by Thomson Reuters with the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.

Related Attorney(s): Anne Tompkins
Related Practice(s): Commercial Litigation, Litigation
Related Office(s): Charlotte, Washington
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Cadwalader Celebrates International Women’s Day with Women in the City Event

Mar 24, 2017

Cadwalader recently celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting an event titled, “Women in Securitization and Structured Finance: Have recent developments in the capital markets opened up more opportunities for women?”

Related Attorney(s): Suzanne Bell, Merryn Craske
Related Practice(s): Derivatives & Structured Products, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Structured Products
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Advises on Several Deals Shortlisted for 2017 Trading Risk Awards

Mar 23, 2017

Cadwalader advised on several insurance-linked securities transactions shortlisted as finalists for the Trading Risk Awards 2017. Trading Risk is a publication that covers the convergence of the insurance and reinsurance industry with the capital markets.

Related Attorney(s): Robert Cannon, Matthew Feig, Michael Gambro, Stuart Goldstein, Frank Polverino, Ira Schacter, Nick Shiren
Related Practice(s): Insurance-Linked Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, London, New York
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Cadwalader Advises Howard Hughes Corporation on $800 Million Notes Offering and Tender Offer

Mar 16, 2017

Cadwalader represented The Howard Hughes Corporation, a manager and developer of commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate, in its private offering under Rule 144A/Reg S of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% senior notes due 2025, the proceeds of which will be used to refinance its existing 6.875% senior notes due 2021.

Related Attorney(s): Peter Bariso, Richard Brand, William McInerney, Matthew McManus, Rory Moore, Timothy Polmateer, Matthew Sadofsky, Adam Summers, Edward Wei
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Real Estate, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader’s Kenneth Wainstein Testifies Before U.S. Senate Regarding Russia’s Undermining of Democracies Throughout the World

Mar 15, 2017

Cadwalader partner Kenneth Wainstein gave testimony today on “The Modus Operandi and Toolbox of Russia and Other Autocracies for Undermining Democracies Throughout the World” before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.

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Cadwalader Attorneys Speak to UPenn Law Students on Fintech

Mar 15, 2017

Cadwalader attorneys Jason Halper, Joseph Moreno and Joseph Facciponti were recently invited to speak to a group of law students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School about legal and regulatory challenges facing the growing financial technology (“Fintech”) industry.

Related Attorney(s): Joseph Facciponti, Jason Halper, Joseph Moreno
Related Practice(s): Fintech
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Advises Ashford Hospitality Trust in Proposal to Acquire FelCor

Mar 09, 2017

Cadwalader is advising Ashford Hospitality Trust on its unsolicited proposal to acquire FelCor Lodging Trust. 

Related Attorney(s): Richard Brand, Tyler Carson, Gaël Hagan, Jason Halper, Lindsey Kister, Braden McCurrach, William McInerney, William Mills, Daniel Raglan, Adam Summers, Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Advises Mantle Ridge on its Investment in CSX

Mar 07, 2017

Cadwalader advised Mantle Ridge, an investment firm formed by investor Paul Hilal, in connection with its investment in premier transportation company CSX Corporation.

Related Attorney(s): Peter Bariso, Richard Brand, Nathan Bryce, Jason Halper, Braden McCurrach, William Mills, Linda Swartz, Kenneth Wainstein, Edward Wei
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Litigation, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader, Goldman Sachs Launch Pro Bono Immigration Clinic

Mar 06, 2017

Cadwalader is collaborating with Goldman Sachs on the launch of a pro bono Immigration Clinic. The joint effort brings together Cadwalader and Goldman Sachs attorneys and staff to provide eligible undocumented immigrants with the opportunity to apply for lawful permanent residency.

Related Page(s): Pro Bono Projects
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Cadwalader Attorney Joseph Facciponti Discusses Cybersecurity for Small Businesses and Start-ups

Mar 02, 2017

Cadwalader special counsel Joseph Facciponti was a panelist on cybersecurity for small businesses/start-ups at a BK Tech Talk in Brooklyn, New York on February 28.

Related Attorney(s): Joseph Facciponti
Related Practice(s): Cyber and National Security, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Shortlisted for 8 European IFLR Awards

Feb 28, 2017

Cadwalader has this year been shortlisted for an impressive total of eight European awards by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), one the leading global legal publications. The firm earned five “deal of the year” nominations for its work on three high-profile European restructuring matters and two market-first securitisations, two “team of the year” nominations, and consideration as Most Innovative US Firm in Europe.

Related Attorney(s): Gregory Petrick, Patrick Quinn
Related Practice(s): Financial Restructuring, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Brussels, London
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Cadwalader’s Richard Brand Addresses ‘Future of Shareholder Activism’ at Reuters Newsmaker Event

Feb 28, 2017

Cadwalader partner and Corporate Group co-chair Richard Brand was a panelist at the “Future of Shareholder Activism” event sponsored by Reuters on February 22 in New York.

Related Attorney(s): Richard Brand
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Corporate Governance
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Transatlantic Team Advises on Complex Restructuring of Roust Corporation

Feb 28, 2017

Cadwalader acted as transatlantic adviser to the Ad Hoc Committee of Convertible Noteholders, as international and restructuring counsel, on a complex cross-border transaction involving the restructuring of approximately US$780m existing bond liabilities alongside the provision of significant new money by existing stakeholders. The innovative restructuring included the reincorporation of Roust Corporation from Delaware to New York to facilitate the participation of Russian creditors.

Related Attorney(s): Ingrid Bagby, Andrew Greenberg, Cort Malmberg, Michele Maman, Richard Nevins, Gregory Petrick, Sinjini Saha, Linda Swartz, Edward Wei
Related Practice(s): Financial Restructuring
Related Office(s): London, New York
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Cadwalader Sweeps 2016 Global CLO Rankings

Feb 28, 2017

Cadwalader is ranked at the top of all three – Global, US and European – Creditflux CLO Arranger Counsel tables for 2016. The firm is also ranked among the leading Manager Counsel in all three geographic categories, reflecting its market-leading transatlantic position.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Gambro, Stuart Goldstein
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, London, New York
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Cadwalader Supports First Edition of Global Guide to Fund Finance 2017

Feb 28, 2017

Cadwalader is the contributing editor of the inaugural edition of Fund Finance 2017, a legal update guide published by Global Legal Group (GLG) and endorsed by the Fund Finance Association.

Related Attorney(s): Jeremy Cross, Michael Mascia, Wesley Misson
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, London
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Cadwalader Represents Ashford Hospitality Prime in its Agreement with Sessa Capital

Feb 22, 2017

Cadwalader represented Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. in its agreement announced February 17, 2017 with Sessa Capital.

Related Attorney(s): Richard Brand, Nathan Bryce, Nathan Bull, Gaël Hagan, Jason Halper, Lindsey Kister, Braden McCurrach, Jared Stanisci
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Litigation
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader’s Brett Snyder Examines Small-Scale LNG Projects at Platts’ Annual Conference

Feb 20, 2017

Special counsel Brett Snyder was a panelist at the "S&P Global Platts 16th Annual Liquefied Natural Gas Conference" in Houston on Feb. 9-10.  

Related Attorney(s): Brett Snyder
Related Practice(s): Energy & Commodities, Energy & Commodities Investigations, Energy & Commodities Regulation & Compliance
Related Office(s): New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Advises on Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 Notes Offering

Feb 16, 2017

Cadwalader served as counsel to initial purchasers Oppenheimer & Co and Morgan Stanley on the $400 million notes offering by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000.

Related Attorney(s): Jean Bertrand, Stephanie Hines, Michael McCormack, Ira Schacter, Gary Silverstein
Related Practice(s): Corporate
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Represents Marcato Capital in its Agreement with Terex

Feb 07, 2017

Cadwalader represented Marcato Capital Management in its agreement announced Friday, February 3rd with Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX). In connection with the agreement, Terex has added Marcato Capital partner Matthew Hepler to its board of directors.

Related Attorney(s): Joshua Apfelroth, Richard Brand, Nathan Bryce, Alexandra Cotter, Timothy Polmateer
Related Practice(s): Corporate
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Advises Deutsche Bank on $1 Billion Financing Named Among Largest Real Estate Transactions of 2016

Feb 07, 2017

Cadwalader was counsel to Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch as lender in making a $780 million mortgage loan and $220 million mezzanine loan in connection with the $1.9 billion acquisition of 787 Seventh Avenue, a 1.7 million-square-foot office tower located in Midtown Manhattan, known as the AXA Equitable Center. The transaction was cited by Law360 as one of the most significant real estate transactions of 2016.

Related Attorney(s): Kathryn Borgeson, Peter Dodson, William McInerney, Matthew McManus, Bonnie Neuman, Alexander Strom
Related Practice(s): Real Estate
Related Office(s): New York
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Legal Community Mobilizes to Support Food Bank For New York City’s ‘Justice Served’ Campaign

Jan 31, 2017

Leading law firms and corporate legal departments are once again stepping up with dollars and volunteers to support Justice Served, a campaign by the NYC legal community to end hunger in New York City. The campaign, founded by Cadwalader's Lary Stromfeld, supports Food Bank For New York City, the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger across the five boroughs.

Related Attorney(s): Lary Stromfeld
Related Page(s): Pro Bono Projects, Pro Bono and Public Service, Recent Programs & Events
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader to Host Reenactment 'Constance Baker Motley, James Meredith, and the University of Mississippi'

Jan 31, 2017

On February 8, 2017, Cadwalader will host a reenactment of James Meredith’s historic battle to integrate the University of Mississippi, represented by Constance Baker Motley of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The reenactment is drawn from transcripts of the court proceedings, woven together with narration to create the script for a performance that will feature three federal judges as well as Cadwalader attorneys.

Related Attorney(s): Cheryl Barnes, Kathy Chin, Patrick Quinn, William Robbins
Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Tops CMBS League Table for Seventeenth Straight Year

Jan 30, 2017

Cadwalader is once again ranked as the number one law firm advising issuers and underwriters on commercial MBS offerings, topping the 2016 rankings released by Commercial Mortgage Alert. The firm has now been ranked first in the issuer counsel category for 17 consecutive years.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Gambro, Stuart Goldstein
Related Practice(s): Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, London, New York
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Cadwalader’s Joseph Facciponti Addresses ‘Hot Topics in Cyber Risk’ at New York Conference

Jan 30, 2017

Cadwalader special counsel Joseph Facciponti was a panelist at the “Hot Topics in Cyber Risk” conference hosted by Sandpiper Partners in New York on January 26.

Related Attorney(s): Joseph Facciponti
Related Practice(s): Cyber and National Security, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader and Bremond Advise on €1.3 Billion French Fashion Firm Restructuring

Jan 26, 2017

Cadwalader, jointly with its strategic alliance firm Bremond & Associes, acted as international counsel for a group of second lien lenders in the €1.3 billion restructuring of the Camaïeu Group. With more than 1,000 stores in 21 different countries, Camaïeu is France’s leading retailer for women’s ready-to-wear fashion.

Related Attorney(s): Adam Blakemore, Karen McMaster, Yushan Ng, Catherine Richardson, Sinjini Saha
Related Practice(s): Financial Restructuring, Tax
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Achieves Delaware Supreme Court Victory in Merger Challenge

Jan 26, 2017

Cadwalader achieved a significant victory on behalf of the former directors of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. today when the Delaware Supreme Court rejected plaintiffs’ appeal of the Court of Chancery’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ complaint. In the complaint, plaintiffs had alleged claims for breach of fiduciary duties in connection with Salix’s acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) for $13.1 billion on April 1, 2015.

Related Attorney(s): Andrew Alin, Nathan Bull, Alexandra Cotter, Christopher Cox, Gregory Patti, Jared Stanisci
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Corporate & Securities Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Pro Bono Client Receives Presidential Clemency

Jan 24, 2017

In his final full day in office, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of a pro bono client represented by Kendra Wharton of Cadwalader’s Washington, DC office.

Related Attorney(s): Peter Carey, A. Joseph Jay III, Colleen Kukowski, James Treanor, Kendra Wharton
Related Page(s): Pro Bono Projects
Related Office(s): Washington
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Cadwalader a Finalist for LendIt ‘Top Law Firm’ Award

Jan 20, 2017

Cadwalader has been named a finalist for “top law firm” by LendIt as part of the first annual LendIt Awards for lending and fintech.

Related Attorney(s): Cheryl Barnes, Joseph Beach, Bruce Bloomingdale, Scott Cammarn, Sophie Cuthbertson, Stephen Day, Chris Gavin, Gregg Jubin, David Ridenour, Jeremiah Wagner
Related Practice(s): Fintech, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, London, New York
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Cadwalader Remains Unchallenged Atop CLO Rankings for 2016

Jan 19, 2017

Cadwalader has been recognized once again as the “Top Underwriter Counsel for U.S. CLOs,” topping the Asset-Backed Alert rankings for 2016.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Gambro, Stuart Goldstein
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York
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New Year to Bring New Challenges in CLO Market

Jan 13, 2017

Following a year in which the CLO market started slowly and then picked up speed spurred by a desire to close transactions prior to new US risk retention rules becoming effective, 2017 could be a year of significant evolution for the CLO market, especially in Europ.

Related Attorney(s): David Gingold, David Quirolo
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Brussels, Charlotte, Houston, London, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Hosts Third Annual Roundtable at JPMorgan Healthcare Conference

Jan 11, 2017

Cadwalader hosted its third annual roundtable discussion during the 2017 JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, one of the premier conferences in the healthcare industry. The discussion focused on the rising trend of government investigations of drug pricing and the implications for healthcare generally under President-elect Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress.

Related Attorney(s): Richard Brand, Bret Campbell, William Mills, Paul Mourning, Kenneth Wainstein
Related Practice(s): Health Care
Related Office(s): New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Achieves Appeals Court Victory for Client Ashford Hospitality Prime

Dec 19, 2016

Cadwalader achieved a significant victory for client Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. (NYSE: AHP) when the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected Sessa Capital's appeal of a federal district court's decision prohibiting Sessa from soliciting proxies and finding that the board had reasonably concluded that Sessa had failed to comply with the company's bylaws requiring compliance with applicable securities laws.

Related Attorney(s): Richard Brand, Nathan Bryce, Nathan Bull, Braden McCurrach, William Natbony, Jared Stanisci
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Litigation
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Represents Pershing Square in its Agreement with Chipotle

Dec 16, 2016

Cadwalader represented hedge Pershing Square Capital Management in its agreement announced today with Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG).

Related Attorney(s): Nicholas Allen, Louis Bevilacqua, Richard Brand, Nathan Bryce, Alexandra Cotter, Jason Halper, Ngoc Hulbig, Gregory Patti, Christopher Porcelli, Amy Ray, Ray Shirazi, Jared Stanisci, Linda Swartz, Edward Wei
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Corporate, Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, Litigation, Tax
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Cadwalader Elects 10 New Partners and Promotes 7 New Special Counsel and Counsel

Dec 15, 2016

Cadwalader today announced that attorneys Joshua Apfelroth, Nathan Bull, Sophie K. Cuthbertson, David S. Gingold, Michele C. Maman, Stephanie Marcantonio, Sinjini Saha, Adam D. Summers, Daniel Tobias and Edward S. Wei have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2017. In addition, the firm promoted five attorneys – Tom Bainbridge, Suzanne Bell, Joo H. Kim, Ronald N. Lanning and Jared Stanisci – to special counsel and two attorneys – Merryn Craske and Ngoc Pham Hulbig – to counsel.

Related Attorney(s): Joshua Apfelroth, Tom Bainbridge, Suzanne Bell, Nathan Bull, Merryn Craske, Sophie Cuthbertson, David Gingold, Ngoc Hulbig, Joo Kim, Ronald Lanning, Michele Maman, Stephanie Marcantonio, Sinjini Saha, Jared Stanisci, Adam Summers, Daniel Tobias, Edward Wei
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Bank Regulation, CLOs, Corporate, Corporate & Securities Litigation, Derivatives & Structured Products, Financial Restructuring, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Hong Kong, Houston, London, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Recognized by Financial Times for Innovation in Derivatives Market

Dec 08, 2016

Cadwalader has been recognized by the Financial Times for its innovative work in the derivatives market, garnering a “Standout” designation in the publication’s 2016 North America Innovative Lawyers Report.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Robins, Lary Stromfeld
Related Practice(s): Derivatives & Structured Products
Related Office(s): New York
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Richard Brand Receives Award from Millstein Center at Columbia Law School

Dec 07, 2016

Richard M. Brand, a partner and co-chairman of the Corporate Group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, has been named as one of the recipients of the Rising Stars of Corporate Governance Awards by the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. Brand received his award at the annual Millstein Governance Forum earlier today.

Related Attorney(s): Richard Brand
Related Practice(s): Corporate Governance
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Represents Community Bank System, Inc. in its Definitive Agreement to Acquire Northeast Retirement Services, Inc.

Dec 06, 2016

Cadwalader is representing Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE: CBU) in its definitive agreement to acquire Northeast Retirement Services, Inc. (“NRS”), a leading provider of plan accounting, transfer agency, fund administration, trust and retirement plan services, in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $140 million. 

Related Attorney(s): Andrew Alin, Dorothy Auth Ph.D., Scott Cammarn, Tyler Carson, James Frazier, Saadia Ghazi, Martin Horowitz, Ngoc Hulbig, Rory Moore, Linda Swartz, Edward Wei, Howard Wizenfeld
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Bank Regulation, Corporate, Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA, Intellectual Property, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Dec 05, 2016

Cadwalader received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). Cadwalader joins the ranks of 517 major US businesses have also earned top marks this year.

Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion, Diversity Awards & Recognition
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Pro Bono Client and Mitey Riders Founder Harry Swimmer to be Celebrated as CNN Hero

Dec 02, 2016

Cadwalader is pleased to congratulate Harry Swimmer, who will be honored, along with several other charitable-minded citizens, at the 10th annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” airing live on December 11. Mr. Swimmer is co-founder, with his wife Marilyn Swimmer, of Misty Meadows Mitey Riders. Cadwalader helped establish Misty Meadows Mitey Riders, Inc. as a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation in 1998. Cadwalader also launched the foundation’s annual golf tournament and continues to support Mitey Riders with pro bono legal assistance.

Related Attorney(s): Stuart Goldstein
Related Page(s): Pro Bono and Public Service
Related Office(s): Charlotte
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Cadwalader Wins Top CLO Arranger Counsel Award in Creditflux Annual Global Survey

Nov 29, 2016

Cadwalader has won the top award as “Top Arranger Counsel” in Creditflux’s Scrolls of Excellence for 2016, an annual global survey of the CLO (Collateralized Loan Obligation) market. Partners from Cadwalader’s Capital Markets team received this top award at Creditflux’s annual CLO Investor Summit in New York earlier this month.

Related Attorney(s): Stuart Goldstein
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): London, New York
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Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Law Firms in 2017 IFLR 1000

Nov 14, 2016

Cadwalader has been recognized as a leading law firm in several key practice areas in the 2017 edition of the IFLR 1000, a publication focused on finance and transactional law firms

Related Attorney(s): Andrew Alin, Louis Bevilacqua, Bruce Bloomingdale, Scott Cammarn, Christopher Cox, Matthew Feig, Michael Gambro, Chris Gavin, Stuart Goldstein, Steven Lofchie, Ivan Loncar, Michael Mascia, Karen McMaster, William Mills, Jeffrey Nagle, Richard Nevins, Yushan Ng, Patrick Quinn, David Quirolo, Jeffrey Robins, Ray Shirazi, Gary Silverstein, Lary Stromfeld, Jeremiah Wagner
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Bank Regulation, Derivatives & Structured Products, Financial Regulation, Financial Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Hong Kong, Houston, London, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Named Best Securitization and Structured Finance Law Firm; Recognized Across Broad Range of Practice Areas

Nov 10, 2016

Cadwalader has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in Securitization and Structured Finance by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2017 Best Law Firms rankings. Only one law firm in each of the nationally ranked practice areas receives this recognition. The firm also is ranked nationally in 23 practice areas and regionally in 37 areas.

Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Bank Regulation, Corporate, Corporate & Securities Litigation, Estate Planning & Administration, Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA, Financial Regulation, Financial Restructuring, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Patent & Trade Secret Litigation, Private Equity, Real Estate, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Tax, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Charlotte, Houston, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Grows Transatlantic Litigation Practice with Addition of London Partner Steven Baker

Nov 07, 2016

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP today announced that Steven Baker has joined the firm as a partner in London. Steven has extensive experience in litigation, international arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution, with a focus on the financial services, competition, energy and commodities, technology and telecoms sectors.

Related Attorney(s): Steven Baker
Related Practice(s): Litigation
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Represents Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida in its Definitive Agreement to Acquire GulfShore Bancshares, Inc.

Nov 04, 2016

Cadwalader is representing Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF), the holding company for Seacoast National Bank, in its definitive agreement to acquire GulfShore Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of GulfShore Bank.

Related Attorney(s): Andrew Alin, Scott Cammarn, Alexandra Cotter, Martin Horowitz, William Mills, Timothy Polmateer, Linda Swartz, Jonathan Wainwright, Edward Wei
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Corporate, Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA, Financial Regulation, Tax
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Cadwalader Debates the Role of Women in FinTech and Alternative Finance

Nov 04, 2016

On November 3, 2016, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, held a panel debate titled, “Women in FinTech and Alternative Finance: Bridging the Gender Gap,” as part of its ‘Women in the City’ series, bringing together high profile speakers to share different perspectives and inspiring ideas to help women build successful careers in today’s business community.

Related Attorney(s): Jeremiah Wagner
Related Practice(s): Fintech, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Receives Legal Aid Award for Pro Bono Work with BNP Paribas

Nov 04, 2016

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and BNP Paribas were recently honored with an Innovative Corporate Pro Bono Projects & Partnerships award at the Legal Aid Society’s 2016 Pro Bono Awards.

Related Attorney(s): Chao Huang, Brian McGovern, Ruth Merisier
Related Page(s): Pro Bono Recognition, Pro Bono and Public Service, Women’s Leadership Initiative
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Advises on Securitization of Consumer Loans Originated Through the Zopa Platform - Another First for Marketplace Lending in Europe

Oct 26, 2016

Cadwalader has advised on the first securitization of marketplace consumer loans in Europe. The firm advised the arranger of a securitization backed by £150m of loans to UK consumers originated on the Zopa platform. This is the first public, rated securitization of marketplace consumer loans in Europe.

Related Attorney(s): Melina Bheekhun, Adam Blakemore, Patrick Leftley, Catherine Richardson, Jeremiah Wagner
Related Practice(s): Fintech, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Expands Global Litigation Group in New York with Cybersecurity and Financial Crime Specialist Joseph Facciponti

Oct 25, 2016

Cadwalader today announced that Joseph Facciponti has joined the firm’s New York office as Special Counsel. Facciponti, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York with significant experience in the banking industry, will join the firm’s Global Litigation Department, representing clients in white collar investigations and civil litigation.

Related Attorney(s): Joseph Facciponti
Related Practice(s): Litigation, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Represents Community Bank System, Inc. in its Definitive Agreement to Acquire Merchants Bancshares, Inc.

Oct 24, 2016

Cadwalader is representing Community Bank System, Inc. in its definitive agreement to acquire Merchants Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Merchants Bank, in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration valued at approximately $304 million.

Related Attorney(s): Andrew Alin, Nathan Bull, Scott Cammarn, Alexandra Cotter, Martin Horowitz, Timothy Polmateer, Adam Summers, Linda Swartz, Edward Wei
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Corporate, Corporate Finance, Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA, Litigation, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Former Partner Jason M. Halper Returns to Co-Chair Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group

Oct 17, 2016

Cadwalader announced today that securities partner and firm alumnus Jason M. Halper will rejoin the firm as Co-Chair of the newly formed Global Litigation Group. In this role, Halper will help to shape Cadwalader’s litigation strategy, the department’s growth and client relationships.

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper
Related Practice(s): Litigation
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Recognized by Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards in Europe

Oct 07, 2016

Cadwalader was honored across multiple categories of legal innovation in this year’s Financial Times (FT) Innovative Lawyer Awards in Europe, winning the most innovative law firm in the business development and knowledge sharing category for its work in growing securitization techniques for the alternative finance industry in Europe.

Related Attorney(s): Adam Blakemore, Stephen Day, Jake Lindsay, Oliver McBain, David Quirolo, Catherine Richardson, Nick Shiren, Jeremiah Wagner
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, CLOs, Derivatives & Structured Products, Fintech, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Brussels, London
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Cadwalader Scores Second Litigation Victory for AIG

Oct 04, 2016

Cadwalader successfully represented American General Life Insurance Company, an AIG company, in a dispute between senior noteholders over the proceeds of a distressed CDO, Northlake CDO I, Ltd. 

Related Attorney(s): Joshua Arnold, Assia Damianova, Ellen Halstead, Howard Hawkins, Richard Schetman
Related Practice(s): Litigation
Related Office(s): London, New York
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U.S. Army’s First Woman Judge Advocate General (JAG) to Speak at Cadwalader

Oct 04, 2016

Lieutenant General Flora D. Darpino, the 39th Judge Advocate General (TJAG) of the United States Army, will speak at Cadwalader's Washington, D.C., office on October 6.

Related Attorney(s): Joseph Moreno
Related Practice(s): White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion
Related Office(s): Washington
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Cadwalader Represents Procter & Gamble on Tax Aspects of the Merger of its Specialty Beauty Business with Coty

Oct 03, 2016

Cadwalader represented The Procter & Gamble Company on the tax aspects of the tax-free merger of its fine fragrance, color cosmetics, salon professional and hair color and styling businesses with Coty Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz, L. Matthew Watrous, Edward Wei
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader and Bremond Form Strategic Alliance

Oct 03, 2016

Cadwalader and Bremond & Associés, a leading French restructuring law firm, have announced the formation of a joint strategic alliance to pursue restructuring opportunities in the French market.

Related Attorney(s): Yushan Ng, Gregory Petrick, Patrick Quinn
Related Practice(s): Financial Restructuring
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Announces Practice Group Leadership Changes

Sep 30, 2016

Cadwalader today announced the promotion of two new practice group leaders. Richard Brand has been named Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Group and Yushan Ng has been named Co-Chair of its Financial Restructuring Group.  

Related Attorney(s): Richard Brand, Yushan Ng
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Financial Restructuring
Related Office(s): London, New York
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Cadwalader’s Second Women in the City Event Suggests More Needs to Be Done to Help Women in Investment Management

Sep 22, 2016

The second event in Cadwalader's London Women in the City series, titled “Women in Investment Funds: A Fundamental Advantage,” was held on September 22, and included a lively debate which addressed the challenges of growing female talent in the investment fund sector.  

Related Attorney(s): Ingrid Bagby, Karen McMaster
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Distressed Finance, Financial Restructuring
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Attorneys Featured in 2016 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Rankings

Sep 21, 2016

Cadwalader has been recognized in the 2016 New York Metro Edition of Super Lawyers, with more than 30 lawyers featured in the guide.

Related Attorney(s): Fredric Altschuler, Joshua Apfelroth, Louis Bevilacqua, Richard Brand, Nathan Bull, Gillian Burns, Kathy Chin, Christopher Cox, Thomas Curtin, Michael Gambro, Sasha Grinberg, Howard Hawkins, Steven Herman, Jonathan Hoff, Christina Holder, Christopher Hughes, Steven Lofchie, Stephanie Marcantonio, Braden McCurrach, James McDonnell, William McInerney, Patrick Quinn, Jordan Schwartz, Ray Shirazi, Jared Stanisci, Lary Stromfeld, Adam Summers, Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Corporate & Securities Litigation, Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Wealth, Real Estate, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Shortlisted for Multiple 2016 Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe

Sep 01, 2016

Cadwalader is nominated for multiple 2016 Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe.

Related Attorney(s): Adam Blakemore, Stephen Day, Jake Lindsay, Oliver McBain, David Quirolo, Catherine Richardson, Nick Shiren, Jeremiah Wagner
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, CLOs, Derivatives & Structured Products, Fintech, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Brussels, London
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Cadwalader Recognized in 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Aug 17, 2016

Cadwalader was recognized in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with 37 lawyers across 27 practice areas featured in the guide. 

Related Attorney(s): Fredric Altschuler, Louis Bevilacqua, Scott Cammarn, James Carroll, Kathy Chin, Robert Davis, Mark Ellenberg, James Frazier, Michael Gambro, Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Mark Haskell, Steven Herman, Jonathan Hoff, Christopher Hughes, Robert Lawrence, Francisco J. Linares, Steven Lofchie, Brian McGovern, William McInerney, Paul Mourning, William Natbony, Gregory Petrick, Patrick Quinn, Richard Schetman, Jordan Schwartz, Ray Shirazi, Lary Stromfeld, Linda Swartz, Anne Tompkins, Kenneth Wainstein
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Antitrust Litigation & Civil Investigations, Bank Regulation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Corporate & Securities Litigation, Derivatives & Structured Products, ERISA, Financial Regulation, Financial Restructuring, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Tax, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Charlotte, Houston, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Advises ISDA on Variation Margin Protocol

Aug 17, 2016

Cadwalader served as counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) in the development of a new Protocol aimed at helping market participants comply with the variation margin requirements that come into force in March next year.

Related Attorney(s): Jacob Dachs, Nihal Patel, Jeffrey Robins, Lary Stromfeld
Related Practice(s): Derivatives & Structured Products
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Named Among Leading Law Firms in 2017 Best Lawyers in America

Aug 15, 2016

Cadwalader has been recognized in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with 37 lawyers across a broad range of practices featured in the guide. The publication also named three Cadwalader attorneys “Lawyer of the Year,” a recognition awarded to only one lawyer per practice and metropolitan area: Steven Lofchie is Lawyer of the Year for Administrative/Regulatory Law in New York; Brian McGovern is Lawyer of the Year for Health Care Law in New York; and James Carroll is Lawyer of the Year for Banking and Finance Law in Charlotte.

Related Attorney(s): Fredric Altschuler, Louis Bevilacqua, Scott Cammarn, James Carroll, Kathy Chin, Robert Davis, Mark Ellenberg, James Frazier, Michael Gambro, Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Jason Halper, Mark Haskell, Steven Herman, Jonathan Hoff, Christopher Hughes, Robert Lawrence, Francisco J. Linares, Steven Lofchie, Brian McGovern, Paul Mourning, William Natbony, Gregory Petrick, Patrick Quinn, Richard Schetman, Jordan Schwartz, Ray Shirazi, Lary Stromfeld, Linda Swartz, Anne Tompkins, Kenneth Wainstein
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Bankruptcy Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Corporate & Securities Litigation, Debt & Claims Trading, Derivatives & Structured Products, Estate Planning & Administration, Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Patent & Trade Secret Litigation, Private Equity, Real Estate, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Tax, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Charlotte, Houston, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Represents Symplicity Corporation in its Sale to H.I.G. Capital

Aug 01, 2016

Cadwalader represented Symplicity Corporation in its sale to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm. The cross-practice team included attorneys from the Corporate, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, Tax, Finance, IP and Antitrust groups.

Related Attorney(s): Andrew Alin, Dorothy Auth Ph.D., Tyler Carson, Saadia Ghazi, Gaël Hagan, Ngoc Hulbig, Jeffrey Nagle, Timothy Polmateer, Adam Summers, Linda Swartz, Edward Wei, Howard Wizenfeld
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Corporate, Corporate Finance, Executive Compensation & Benefits, Intellectual Property, Tax
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Extends Lead in Commercial MBS Legal Advisory Tables

Jul 26, 2016

Cadwalader strengthened its position atop the mid-year Commercial Mortgage Alert MBS tables. The firm is again rated number one in both the “Top Issuer Counsel” and “Top Underwriter Counsel” rankings through June 30, 2016. Cadwalader has held the top position in the issuer counsel category for 17 consecutive years.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Aldrich, Bryan Arsham, Cheryl Barnes, Joseph Beach, Suzanne Bell, Aaron Benjamin, Bruce Bloomingdale, David Burkholder, Robert Cannon, Merryn Craske, Andrew Croshaw, Jeremy Cross, Assia Damianova, Stephen Day, Eva De Grauw, Leah Feldman, Kate Foreman, Michael Gambro, Chris Gavin, David Gingold, Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Kahn Hobbs, Gregg Jubin, Danielle Katz, Jane Kim, Robert Kim, Joo Kim, Henry LaBrun, Ronald Lanning, Patrick Leftley, Francisco J. Linares, Jake Lindsay, Tai Liu, Kenneth Marino, Michael McCormack, Jed Miller, Linda Park, Lisa Pauquette, Frank Polverino, Lisa Post, Greg Prindle, Patrick Quinn, Adam Risell, William Robbins, Y. Jeffrey Rotblat, Michael Ruder, Ira Schacter, Richard Schetman, Gary Schuler, Jason Schwartz, Jordan Schwartz, Nick Shiren, Gary Silverstein, Nathan Spanheimer, Alexander Strom, Lary Stromfeld, Jeremiah Wagner, Malcolm Wattman, Neil Weidner, Hunter White
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Mortgage Finance, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Hong Kong, Houston, London, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Honored with Two American Lawyer 2016 Global Legal Awards

Jul 25, 2016

Cadwalader was honored with two American Lawyer 2016 Global Legal Awards, which recognize distinguished international work. The firm received the "Global Dispute of the Year: Investigations" award and the "Global M&A Deal of the Year: Canada" award.

Related Attorney(s): Douglas Fischer, Neil Weidner
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Tax, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Launches Women in the City Programme with Leadership Debate

Jul 07, 2016

Cadwalader hosted the first in its series of Women in the City Programme on Thursday 7 July 2016.

Related Attorney(s): Gregory Petrick, Louisa Watt
Related Practice(s): Debt & Claims Trading, Financial Restructuring
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Expands Fund Finance Practice in Europe with Partner Jeremy Cross in London

Jul 05, 2016

Cadwalader today announced the addition of Jeremy Cross as a Fund Finance partner resident in the firm’s London office.

Related Attorney(s): Jeremy Cross, Michael Gambro, Stuart Goldstein, Michael Mascia, Wesley Misson
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Advises Funding Circle on Ground-breaking Marketplace Lending Deal with EIB

Jul 05, 2016

Cadwalader successfully advised marketplace lending platform, Funding Circle, in its partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to provide £100 million (US$146 million) of new funding to SMEs in the UK. The loans will be originated through the Funding Circle platform.

Related Attorney(s): Adam Blakemore, Jake Lindsay, Catherine Richardson, Jeremiah Wagner
Related Practice(s): Fintech, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Named Among Top Law Firms by The Legal 500 US 2016

Jul 01, 2016

Cadwalader has been recognized across a broad range of practice areas in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 US, a leading guide to the legal profession.

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun, Ingrid Bagby, George Billinson, Richard Brand, Scott Cammarn, Bret Campbell, Kathy Chin, Christopher Cox, Thomas Curtin, Robert Davis, Joshua Dill, Mark Ellenberg, James Frazier, Michael Gambro, Stuart Goldstein, Alexander Hadjis, Mark Haskell, Steven Herman, Melissa Hinkle, Jonathan Hoff, Mark Howe, Christopher Hughes, Steven Lofchie, Ivan Loncar, Michele Maman, Brian McGovern, William McInerney, Dorothy Mehta, William Mills, John Moehringer, Paul Mourning, Bonnie Neuman, Gregory Petrick, Jeffrey Robins, Richard Schetman, Ray Shirazi, Gary Silverstein, Brett Snyder, Lary Stromfeld, Linda Swartz, Anne Tompkins, Kenneth Wainstein, Brian Wallach, Neil Weidner
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Corporate & Securities Litigation, Energy & Commodities, Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA, Financial Regulation, Financial Restructuring, Fund Formation, Patent & Trade Secret Litigation, Real Estate, Structured Products, Tax, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Charlotte, Houston, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader’s Jodi Avergun and Anne Tompkins Named to Corporate Crime Reporter's 150 Women in White Collar List

Jun 30, 2016

Cadwalader attorneys Jodi Avergun and Anne Tompkins were named to the Corporate Crime Reporter 150 Women in White Collar list. Corporate Crime Reporter selected distinguished leading female white collar practitioners in the United States, consulting prominent attorneys in white collar defense to identify those who are highly regarded in the field.

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun, Anne Tompkins
Related Practice(s): White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Washington
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Cadwalader Hosts Pride Month Event Featuring Director of the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project

Jun 20, 2016

The Cadwalader LGBT Network is hosting a Pride Month event, The Short Honeymoon: LGBT Issues and Justice in 2016, featuring James Esseks, Director of the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project. Essex, who has played an integral role in marriage quality and transgender discrimination cases across the country, will discuss new state laws and ordinances that seek to restrict transgender access to restroom facilities, remove local legal protections for LGBT people, excuse magistrates from performing same sex marriages and protect businesses that refuse to serve LGBT customers.

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Cadwalader Represents The Medicines Company in its Private Offering of $402,500,000 Convertible Senior Notes Due 2023

Jun 16, 2016

Cadwalader represented The Medicines Company, a provider of solutions in serious infectious disease care, acute cardiovascular care and surgery and perioperative care, in its private offering of $402,500,000 convertible Senior Notes due 2023.

Related Attorney(s): Nicholas Allen, Alexandra Cotter, Saadia Ghazi, Gregory Patti, Ray Shirazi, Adam Summers
Related Practice(s): Corporate
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Wins 2016 Transatlantic Legal Innovator of the Year Award

Jun 08, 2016

Cadwalader, jointly with Herbert Smith Freehills and Jones Day, was recognized for advising Standard Bank Plc in complex agency matters

Related Attorney(s): Douglas Fischer
Related Practice(s): Corporate & Securities Litigation, Litigation
Related Office(s): Washington
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Cadwalader Named CMBS Law Firm of the Year by GlobalCapital

Jun 01, 2016

Cadwalader was named CMBS Law Firm of the Year at GlobalCapital’s annual US Securitization Awards.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Aldrich, Bryan Arsham, Cheryl Barnes, Joseph Beach, Suzanne Bell, Aaron Benjamin, Bruce Bloomingdale, David Burkholder, Robert Cannon, Merryn Craske, Andrew Croshaw, Assia Damianova, Stephen Day, Eva De Grauw, Leah Feldman, Kate Foreman, Michael Gambro, Chris Gavin, David Gingold, Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Kahn Hobbs, Gregg Jubin, Danielle Katz, Jane Kim, Robert Kim, Joo Kim, Henry LaBrun, Ronald Lanning, Patrick Leftley, Francisco J. Linares, Jake Lindsay, Tai Liu, Kenneth Marino, Michael McCormack, Jed Miller, Linda Park, Lisa Pauquette, Frank Polverino, Lisa Post, Greg Prindle, Patrick Quinn, Adam Risell, William Robbins, Y. Jeffrey Rotblat, Michael Ruder, Ira Schacter, Richard Schetman, Gary Schuler, Jason Schwartz, Jordan Schwartz, Nick Shiren, Gary Silverstein, Nathan Spanheimer, Alexander Strom, Lary Stromfeld, Jeremiah Wagner, Malcolm Wattman, Neil Weidner, Hunter White
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Mortgage Finance, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Hong Kong, Houston, London, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Law Firms in Chambers USA 2016

May 27, 2016

Cadwalader has been recognized as a leading law firm across a range of practice areas in Chambers USA 2016, the definitive guide to the legal profession. Chambers recognized 16 national and regional Cadwalader practices, as well as 33 lawyers in 42 categories for their legal skills and experience.

Related Attorney(s): Fredric Altschuler, James Carroll, Holly Chamberlain, Peter Clark, Christopher Cox, Mark Ellenberg, James Frazier, Michael Gambro, Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Alexander Hadjis, Mark Haskell, Jonathan Hoff, Christopher Hughes, Robert Lawrence, Steven Lofchie, Ivan Loncar, Brian McGovern, William McInerney, Paul Mourning, Tania Perez, Patrick Quinn, Richard Schetman, Jordan Schwartz, Ray Shirazi, Lary Stromfeld, Linda Swartz, Neil Weidner
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Broker-Dealer Regulation, Corporate & Securities Litigation, Derivatives & Structured Products, Energy & Commodities, Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA, Health Care, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Tax
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Cadwalader Advises on Securitisation of Loans Originated Through the Funding Circle Platform, a First for Marketplace Lending in Europe

May 24, 2016

Cadwalader has advised on the first securitisation of marketplace loans in Europe, advising the arranger of a securitisation backed by £130m of loans to UK SMEs originated on the Funding Circle platform. This is the first public, rated securitisation of marketplace loans in Europe.

Related Attorney(s): Adam Blakemore, Patrick Leftley, Oliver McBain, Catherine Richardson, Jeremiah Wagner
Related Practice(s): Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Advises Phibro in Acquisition of Coal Gasification Plant

May 23, 2016

Cadwalader successfully advised Phibro in its acquisition of SG Solutions’ clean coal gasification plant near West Terre Haute, Indiana. Phibro and its partners plan to spend $450 million to convert the facility to produce ammonia fertilizer for use in the Midwest.

Related Practice(s): Energy & Commodities, Energy & Commodities Transactions
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Cadwalader Successfully Represents Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. in Battle with Shareholder Activist

May 23, 2016

[Revised: June 16, 2016] Cadwalader scored a decisive victory for client Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. in its battle with activist hedge fund Sessa Capital. A May 20, 2016 decision by a federal judge in Dallas enjoined Sessa from soliciting proxies and determined that Ashford has a substantial likelihood of succeeding on its claims, which are predicated on Sessa having violated the U.S. securities laws and Ashford’s bylaws. The decision effectively ends a months-long proxy contest for control of Ashford Prime’s board. The current board will remain in control of the company.

Related Attorney(s): Richard Brand
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Corporate & Securities Litigation
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Represents The Medicines Company in Agreement to Divest Three of its Marketed Cardiovascular Products

May 09, 2016

Cadwalader is representing The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO), a provider of solutions in serious infectious disease care, acute cardiovascular care and surgery and perioperative care, in its agreement to divest three of its marketed cardiovascular products – Cleviprex® (clevidipine) injectable emulsion, Kengreal® (cangrelor) and rights to Argatroban® for Injection – and related assets to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., for up to $792 million, consisting of $260 million in cash payable at closing, up to $480 million in sales-based milestone payments, the assumption by Chiesi of up to $50 million in milestone payment obligations and approximately $2 million for product inventory.

Related Attorney(s): Andrew Alin, Dorothy Auth Ph.D., Tyler Carson, Alexandra Cotter, Mattan Erder, Gaël Hagan, Gregory Patti, Timothy Polmateer, Linda Swartz, Edward Wei, Howard Wizenfeld
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Corporate, Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA, Tax
Related Office(s): New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Named Finalist for Transatlantic Legal Award: Innovators

May 06, 2016

Cadwalader was shortlisted jointly with Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Jones Day for successfully acting on a landmark case, which saw Standard Bank Plc (now known as ICBC Standard Bank Plc) enter into the UK's first-ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) as well as simultaneously enter into a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Such a coordinated resolution by a multitude of agencies is unparalleled and reflects the efforts of a global team.

Related Attorney(s): Douglas Fischer
Related Practice(s): White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Washington
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Cadwalader to Host Reenactment of Civil Rights Case that Brought Justice to Vietnamese Refugees

May 05, 2016

Cadwalader will host “The Vietnamese Fishermen v. The Ku Klux Klan,” a case reenactment that tells the story of an unusual legal argument from the early 1980s combining civil rights, antitrust and contract laws that persuaded a federal court in Texas to disband a private army of white supremacists and safeguard a vulnerable community of Vietnamese refugees.The reenactment will be presented at Cadwalader’s headquarters, 200 Liberty Street in New York, on Wednesday, May 11, at 6 p.m.

Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader’s Osvaldo Garcia Honored with New York State Bar Pro Bono Service Award

May 03, 2016

Osvaldo Garcia, an attorney in Cadwalader's Private Wealth Group, has been awarded the New York State Bar Association's President's Pro Bono Service Award in the Young Lawyer category.

Related Attorney(s): Osvaldo Garcia
Related Practice(s): Private Wealth
Related Page(s): Pro Bono Projects, Pro Bono Recognition, Pro Bono and Public Service
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader’s Jodi Avergun to Speak at Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference

May 02, 2016

Cadwalader partner Jodi L. Avergun will speak at the 2016 Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference on May 3 in Denver. Her session, “New Challenges to Mortgage Lending – From Marijuana Money to Reaching Millennials,” will examine contemporary issues affecting the lending industries.

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Fintech, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Washington
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Cadwalader Hosts “Off the Court: A Candid Conversation on the Dynamic Legal Environment of College Sports Today”

May 02, 2016

Cadwalader, along with Moore & Van Allen, will host an event Monday, May 9, in Charlotte to discuss the legal challenges that threaten to reshape college sports.

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun, Anne Tompkins, Kenneth Wainstein
Related Practice(s): White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Washington
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Cadwalader Attorneys Featured in 2016 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers Magazine

Apr 25, 2016

Fifteen of the firm’s Washington-based attorneys are included in the 2016 edition of Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers magazine.

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun, Mark Ellenberg, Douglas Fischer, Alexander Hadjis, Mark Haskell, A. Joseph Jay III, Joseph Moreno, Amy Ray, Brian Wallach
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Antitrust Litigation & Civil Investigations, Energy & Commodities, Financial Restructuring, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Washington
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Cadwalader Drafts ISDA Document to Assist Derivatives Market Participants

Apr 20, 2016

Cadwalader served as counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) in publishing the first in a series of documents to help market participants comply with new margining requirements for non-cleared derivatives.

Related Attorney(s): Nihal Patel, Jeffrey Robins, Lary Stromfeld
Related Practice(s): Commodities & Futures Regulation, Financial Regulation, Swap Regulation
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Wins 2016 Global Competition Review Award

Apr 12, 2016

Cadwalader won the Global Competition Review (GCR) 2016 European Behavioural Matter of the Year (Agency) Award for its representation of Deutsche Bank in the European Commission's investigation into the credit default swaps market. 

Related Attorney(s): José Azcona, Tom Bainbridge, Vincent Brophy
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Antitrust Litigation & Civil Investigations
Related Office(s): Brussels
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Cadwalader Represents ABN AMRO in Connection with Recapitalization of Eagle Bulk Shipping

Apr 12, 2016

Cadwalader represented ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, as agent for a syndicate of first-lien bank lenders, in connection with the comprehensive balance sheet recapitalization of Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc., a leading global owner of Supramax dry bulk vessels. The transaction provides Eagle Bulk with approximately $105 million in incremental liquidity, which includes a new second lien facility comprised of $60 million in new capital from existing shareholders, as well as new capital providers.

Related Attorney(s): Keith Gerver, Stephen Johnson, Christopher McDermott, Jeffrey Nagle, Gregory Petrick, Jason Schwartz, Casey Servais, Matthew Stempler
Related Practice(s): Commercial Finance, Financial Restructuring, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader’s Bonnie Neuman Named a Law360 2016 Rising Star in Real Estate

Apr 08, 2016

Law360 recognized partner Bonnie A. Neuman as a 2016 Real Estate Rising Star on its annual list of top attorneys under 40 years old.

Related Attorney(s): William McInerney, Bonnie Neuman, Patrick Quinn
Related Practice(s): Real Estate
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader to Present at LendIt USA 2016

Apr 06, 2016

Cadwalader is a proud sponsor of LendIt USA 2016 online lending conference April 11-12 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Cadwalader guest speakers include Bruce Bloomingdale, Scott Cammarn and Jeremiah Wagner.

Related Attorney(s): Bruce Bloomingdale, Scott Cammarn, Jeremiah Wagner
Related Practice(s): Fintech
Related Office(s): Charlotte, London, New York
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Cadwalader’s Gregory Markel, Martin Seidel and Gillian Burns Win 2016 Burton Legal Writing Award

Apr 05, 2016

Gregory Markel, Martin Seidel and Gillian Burns have been recognized with a 2016 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for their article “Assessing A Judicial Solution To Abusive Merger Litigation,” published in November of 2015 by Law360. The 35 award winners were chosen from nominations submitted by th nation’s top 1,000 law firms.

Related Attorney(s): Gillian Burns
Related Practice(s): Commercial Litigation, Litigation
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Practices, Attorneys Featured in 2016 Chambers Global Guide

Mar 23, 2016

Cadwalader has been named among the leaders in business law in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, with 34 attorneys and eight practice groups recognized.

Related Attorney(s): Adam Blakemore, Bruce Bloomingdale, Vincent Brophy, Peter Clark, Mark Ellenberg, Brian Foster, Michael Gambro, Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Alexander Hadjis, Mark Haskell, Christopher Hughes, Robert Lawrence, Michael Liu, Steven Lofchie, Ivan Loncar, Yushan Ng, Gregory Petrick, Patrick Quinn, David Quirolo, Jeffrey Robins, Ira Schacter, Richard Schetman, Jordan Schwartz, Ray Shirazi, Lary Stromfeld, Neil Weidner
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Corporate, Derivatives & Structured Products, Energy & Commodities, FCPA and International Anti-Bribery, Financial Restructuring, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Patent & Trade Secret Litigation, Patent Preparation & Prosecution, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Tax
Related Office(s): Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Hong Kong, Houston, London, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader, Food Bank For New York City Launch 'Justice Served' Campaign

Mar 22, 2016

Cadwalader is pleased to partner with Food Bank For New York City, the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs, to launch the “Justice Served” campaign. “Justice Served” is a six-week, citywide challenge to the legal community to help families in need throughout the year.

Related Attorney(s): Lary Stromfeld
Related Page(s): Pro Bono and Public Service
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader’s Anne Tompkins Interviews Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates

Mar 10, 2016

Cadwalader’s Anne Tompkins interviewed Deputy Attorney General of the United States Sally Yates regarding her recent policy announcement on individual liability in corporate cases at the 30th annual ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime in San Diego March 2-4, 2016.

Related Attorney(s): Anne Tompkins
Related Practice(s): White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York
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NAACP Leader Cornell William Brooks to Deliver Keynote Address at Cadwalader Event March 21

Mar 02, 2016

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, will host a luncheon with special guest, Cornell William Brooks, on March 21. Mr. Brooks is president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), known as “the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots–based civil rights organization.” The luncheon is organized by Cadwalader’s Black & Latino Association.

Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Represents Procter & Gamble on Tax Aspects of the Acquisition of Duracell by Berkshire Hathaway

Feb 29, 2016

Cadwalader represented The Procter & Gamble Company on the tax aspects of the tax-free transfer of its Duracell business to Berkshire Hathaway.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz, L. Matthew Watrous, Edward Wei
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Advises Bear Head LNG in Obtaining Landmark DOE Natural Gas Orders

Feb 12, 2016

Cadwalader has advised Bear Head LNG Corporation and Bear Head LNG (USA), LLC (together, Bear Head LNG) in connection with two recent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) orders formally announcing DOE’s comprehensive policy for considering applications involving liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from Eastern Canada to global markets.

Related Attorney(s): Tania Perez, Lamiya Rahman
Related Practice(s): Energy & Commodities
Related Office(s): Houston, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Tops Global CLO Rankings for 2015

Feb 08, 2016

Cadwalader remains unchallenged as “Top Underwriter Counsel for U.S. CLOs” for 2015 in the Asset-Backed Alert rankings. Additionally, the firm was recognized with a #1 ranking on Creditflux’s list of European CLO Arranger’s Counsel, based on value and number of deals, and #2 rankings both for Global CLO Manager’s Counsel and for U.S. Arranger’s Counsel.

Related Attorney(s): Joseph Beach, Suzanne Bell, Bruce Bloomingdale, Robert Cannon, Merryn Craske, Assia Damianova, Stephen Day, Eva De Grauw, Michael Gambro, David Gingold, Stuart Goldstein, Gregg Jubin, Jed Miller, Linda Park, Patrick Quinn, David Quirolo, Y. Jeffrey Rotblat, Richard Schetman, Nick Shiren, Gary Silverstein, Nathan Spanheimer, Jeremiah Wagner, Neil Weidner, Hunter White, Peter Williams
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Mortgage Finance, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Hong Kong, Houston, London, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Reaffirms Market-Leading Position in CMBS Representations

Feb 05, 2016

Cadwalader has once again been recognized as the top law firm advising issuers and underwriters on commercial MBS offerings, topping the 2015 rankings released by Commercial Mortgage Alert.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Aldrich, Bryan Arsham, Cheryl Barnes, Joseph Beach, Suzanne Bell, Aaron Benjamin, Bruce Bloomingdale, David Burkholder, Robert Cannon, Merryn Craske, Andrew Croshaw, Assia Damianova, Stephen Day, Eva De Grauw, Leah Feldman, Kate Foreman, Michael Gambro, Chris Gavin, David Gingold, Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Kahn Hobbs, Gregg Jubin, Danielle Katz, Jane Kim, Robert Kim, Joo Kim, Henry LaBrun, Ronald Lanning, Patrick Leftley, Francisco J. Linares, Jake Lindsay, Tai Liu, Kenneth Marino, Michael McCormack, Jed Miller, Linda Park, Lisa Pauquette, Frank Polverino, Lisa Post, Greg Prindle, Patrick Quinn, Adam Risell, William Robbins, Y. Jeffrey Rotblat, Michael Ruder, Ira Schacter, Richard Schetman, Gary Schuler, Jason Schwartz, Jordan Schwartz, Nick Shiren, Gary Silverstein, Nathan Spanheimer, Alexander Strom, Lary Stromfeld, Jeremiah Wagner, Malcolm Wattman, Neil Weidner, Hunter White
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Mortgage Finance, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Hong Kong, Houston, London, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Partner Kenneth Wainstein Testifies on Biodefense Before House Committee on Armed Services

Feb 03, 2016

Partner Kenneth Wainstein gave joint testimony titled “Outside Views on Biodefense for the Department of Defense” at the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, in Washington, D.C. on February 3, 2016. 

Related Attorney(s): Kenneth Wainstein
Related Practice(s): White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Washington
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Cadwalader Expands Capital Markets Practice with Addition of New York Partner Chris Gavin

Feb 01, 2016

Cadwalader announced that Chris Gavin joined the firm as a partner in the Capital Markets Group in New York.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Gambro, Chris Gavin, Stuart Goldstein, Patrick Quinn
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Fund Finance, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Advises on US$12 Billion of Debt Trading Transactions in 2015

Jan 29, 2016

Cadwalader has one of the most experienced legal teams in Europe, the United States and Asia advising on the trading of secondary debt, claims and loan portfolio transactions globally.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Nagle, Louisa Watt
Related Practice(s): Debt & Claims Trading
Related Office(s): Charlotte, London
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Cadwalader Named "Law Firm of the Year" by Risk Magazine

Jan 28, 2016

Cadwalader was named "Law Firm of the Year" by Risk magazine for the work of lawyers in the Financial Services practice. The 2016 Risk Awards were presented on January 27th in London and recognize the exemplary work of firms and individuals in the derivatives markets and risk management.

Related Attorney(s): Scott Cammarn, Thomas Curtin, Mark Ellenberg, Howard Hawkins, Ivan Loncar, Nihal Patel, Jeffrey Robins, Lary Stromfeld
Related Practice(s): Financial Regulation
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington
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Cadwalader Hosts Second Annual Roundtable at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference

Jan 14, 2016

January 13th event highlighted opportunities and challenges involving drug pricing and healthcare cost scrutiny.  

Related Attorney(s): Dorothy Auth Ph.D., Richard Brand, Christopher Cox, William Mills, Paul Mourning, Anne Tompkins
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Health Care, Intellectual Property, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York
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Cadwalader Intranet Recognized Among Top 10 by Nielsen Norman Group

Jan 13, 2016

Cadwalader is featured in the Nielsen Norman Group’s 2016 Intranet Design Annual, which identifies the 10 best-designed corporate intranets of the year. Cadwalader is the first U.S. law firm to earn a spot on the list. 

Related Attorney(s): Patrick Quinn
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Launches Redesigned and Expanded “Cadwalader Cabinet”

Jan 11, 2016

Cadwalader today announced the launch of a new version of its legal technology platform, the Cadwalader Cabinet, at www.findknowdo.com. 

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie, Patrick Quinn
Related Practice(s): Financial Regulation
Related Office(s): New York
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