Cadwalader Practices Named Among Top Tier by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in 2014 Best Law Firms Rankings; Firm Retains Derivatives “Law Firm of the Year” Honor

Nov 01, 2013

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading legal advisors to financial institutions and corporations, has again been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, with several practices in a wide range of areas listed both nationally and in key U.S. metropolitan areas.

For the third consecutive year, Cadwalader was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Derivatives and Futures Law. Only one law firm in each of the nationally ranked legal practice areas receives this recognition.

Cadwalader earned National Tier 1 Rankings in:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Litigation-Antitrust
  • Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation-Real Estate
  • Litigation-Securities
  • Patent Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law        

The firm was also nationally recognized in the areas of Antitrust Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Energy Law, Health Care Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

Cadwalader received Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in:

  • Charlotte: Banking and Finance Law, Derivatives and Futures Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Houston: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law
  • New York City: Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Derivatives and Futures Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Equipment Finance Law, Health Care Law, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation-Patent, Litigation-Real Estate, Litigation-Securities, Patent Law, Real Estate Law, Securities Regulation, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates Law
  • Washington, D.C.: Antitrust Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Derivatives and Futures Law, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Bankruptcy

The firm also received Metropolitan rankings in Houston for Energy Law and Project Finance Law; and in New York City for Administrative/Regulatory Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law.

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