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For Chancery Court, Advancement, Appraisal Key Questions of Year

Dec 30, 2015

Delaware Business Court Insider
Bill Mills on changes in the Delaware Chancery Court.

Related Attorney(s): William Mills
Related Practice(s): Corporate
Related Office(s): New York
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M&A Policy To Watch In 2016

Dec 24, 2015

Law360
Greg Markel and Gillian Burns comment on the changing outlook for M&A cases in Delaware.

Related Attorney(s): Gillian Burns
Related Practice(s): Mergers & Acquisitions
Related Office(s): New York
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The End Is In Sight For REIT Spinoffs

Dec 16, 2015

Tax Analysts
Richard Nugent comments on REIT spinoffs.

Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Darden Receives Letter Ruling Confirming Tax-Free REIT Spinoff

Nov 10, 2015

Tax Analysts
Richard Nugent comments on the Darden ruling.

Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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U.S. charges three in multibillion-dollar drug money laundering scheme

Sep 11, 2015

Reuters
Jodi Avergun comments on the ability of U.S. authorities to go after Chinese banks for money-laundering schemes if U.S. banks were involved.

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun
Related Practice(s): Anti-Money Laundering Investigations and Compliance
Related Office(s): Washington
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New rules press banks to sell CMBS

Sep 04, 2015

Reuters
Scott Cammarn comments on the impact of the Volcker Rule on banks looking to hold bonds, and sell them at a later date and more desirable price.

Related Attorney(s): Scott Cammarn
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation
Related Office(s): Charlotte
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Caesars Could Pursue REIT Spin on Should-Level Opinion

Aug 26, 2015

Richard Nugent comments on how CEOC’s planned REIT spinoff varies from the REIT spinoff undertaken by Penn National Gaming Inc.

Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Activism Vs PE Strategies: Opposing Or Similar Forces?

Aug 25, 2015

Richard Brand comments on how activist and PE investors are utillizing similar strategies. 

Related Attorney(s): Richard Brand
Related Practice(s): Corporate
Related Office(s): New York
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Courts Side With Relators in Big Cases, but Some Get Slapped Back

Aug 03, 2015

Report on Medicare Compliance
Adam Lurie, Brian McGovern, Anne Tompkins discuss the latest trends in False Claims Act judgments and settlements.

Related Attorney(s): Brian McGovern, Anne Tompkins
Related Practice(s): Health Care, Health Care Fraud Strike Force
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington
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European Bank Distressed Debt Sales Expected to Pick Up, Cadwalader’s Watt Says

Jun 10, 2015

Bloomberg Brief
Louisa Watt discusses the current state of European bank distressed debt sales.

Related Attorney(s): Louisa Watt
Related Practice(s): Distressed Finance, Distressed Structured Products
Related Office(s): London
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Bundled Loans Should Be Exempt From New Capital Rules, LMA Says

May 21, 2015

Bloomberg
David Quirolo comments on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s adoption of tougher capital regulations for securitizations.

Related Attorney(s): David Quirolo
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): London
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Tax Shelter Assessment Regs May Revive Dormant Cases

Apr 01, 2015

Law360
Linda Swartz comments on the clarification of certain conditions required to initiate the extended one-year assessment period for undisclosed listed transactions under Section 6501(c)(10), pursuant to recently released IRS regulations.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Savoy 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers

Mar 18, 2015

Savoy
Cheryl Barnes, a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, has been named among the Most Influential Black Lawyers in 2015 by Savoy magazine. Attorneys are recognized for their professionalism, protection of rights and community service.

Related Attorney(s): Cheryl Barnes
Related Practice(s): Securitization & Asset Based Finance
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New York Law Journal - Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015

Mar 01, 2015

New York Law Journal
Kathy Chin discusses how Cadwalader’s sponsorship program is playing a crucial role in the firm’s diversity efforts. Cadwalader was selected to the New York Law Journal “Diversity Initiative 2015,” which recognizes law firms and legal organizations for their commitment to creating a diverse legal community.

Related Attorney(s): Kathy Chin
Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion
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Cadwalader Retains Top Spot in Commercial MBS Representations

Jan 23, 2015

Commercial Mortgage Alert
Cadwalader was “by far the top law firm hired to work on commercial MBS offerings,” notes Commercial Mortgage Alert.  The firm has now topped the list for 15 consecutive years.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Aldrich, Tasiana Auguste, Cheryl Barnes, Joseph Beach, Suzanne Bell, Aaron Benjamin, David Burkholder, Robert Cannon, Andrew Croshaw, Sophie Cuthbertson, Assia Damianova, Stephen Day, Avis Edwards, Leah Feldman, Kate Foreman, Michael Gambro, David Gingold, Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Kahn Hobbs, Gregg Jubin, Danielle Katz, Robert Kim, Joo Kim, Michael Klinger, Ana Knott, Michelle Ko, Timothy Kopcial, Henry LaBrun, Ronald Lanning, Patrick Leftley, Reuben Levavi, Francisco J. Linares, Jake Lindsay, Jefferson Mabrito, Kenneth Marino, Michael McCormack, Jennifer McIntosh, Katie McShane, Linda Park, Lisa Pauquette, Matthew Pawling, Frank Polverino, Lisa Post, Greg Prindle, Claire Puddicombe, Patrick Quinn, David Quirolo, William Robbins, Y. Jeffrey Rotblat, Michael Ruder, Gary Schuler, Nick Shiren, Nathan Spanheimer, James Thompson, Daniel Tobias, Jeremiah Wagner, M. Skyler Walker, Malcolm Wattman, Nathan Weaver, Neil Weidner, Glenn Weston, Hunter White, Peter Williams
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Mortgage Finance, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Brussels, Charlotte, London, New York, Washington
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Banks Avoid Mass Costs in Rollback of Swaps Push-Out

Dec 18, 2014

Global Capital
Steven Lofchie comments on the rollback of Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Banks operating with large swaps trading operations will no longer be required to relocate their trading to a separate legal entity that is not federally insured.

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Derivatives & Structured Products
Related Office(s): New York
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2014 Autumn Statement and Finance Bill 2015: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Dec 12, 2014

Practical Law Tax
Adam Blakemore comments on the 2014 Autumn Statement and the draft Finance Bill 2015 clauses.

Related Attorney(s): Adam Blakemore
Related Practice(s): Securitization & Structured Products Taxation, Tax
Related Office(s): London
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Inversions Heating Up Again After Crackdown Froze Deals

Dec 10, 2014

Law360
Linda Z. Swartz, Chair of the Tax group at Cadwalader, commenting in Law360 on current market views on inversion transactions in the wake of the Treasury’s anti-inversion rules.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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'Unpatriotic Loophole' Targeted by Obama Costs $2 Billion

Dec 02, 2014

Bloomberg
Linda Z. Swartz, Chair of the Tax group at Cadwalader, comments in Bloomberg on the potential ramifications of the Treasury's anti-inversion rules for U.S. companies.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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US Airline Wins Dodd-Frank Real-Time Reporting Delay

Nov 12, 2014

Risk.net
Steven Lofchie comments on a no-action letter issued by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to Southwest Airlines that may herald a broader shift in the CFTC's policy of requiring commodity derivatives end-users to report their swap trades in real time.

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Commodities & Futures Regulation, Derivatives & Structured Products, Swap Regulation
Related Office(s): New York
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Will the New Congress Change the Tax Code?

Nov 04, 2014

Wall Street Journal
Linda Z. Swartz comments in the Wall Street Journal on the potential impact on prospects for tax reform of a Republican Senate majority following midterm elections.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Leveraged Loans: As CLO Market Digests Risk Retention, Lawyers Eye 'Holy Grail'

Oct 30, 2014

Forbes
Joseph Beach comments on the recently finalized risk retention rules for ABS transactions, including CMBS transactions, under Dodd-Frank.

Related Attorney(s): Joseph Beach
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's Women's Leadership Initiative Launches Housing Clinic in Partnership with The Legal Aid Society

Oct 19, 2014

Pro Bono News - New York State Bar Association
Cadwalader’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), in collaboration with the firm’s Pro Bono & Public Service Department, launched the WLI Housing Clinic. The WLI Housing Clinic partners with The Legal Aid Society’s Queens Neighborhood Office to represent women at New York City Housing Authority administrative hearings where they potentially face the loss of their homes.

Related Attorney(s): Aaron Buchman, Gillian Burns, Ellen Halstead, Chao Huang, Brian McGovern
Related Page(s): Pro Bono and Public Service
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$55B AbbVie Deal Collapse Boosts Anti-Inversion Campaign

Oct 17, 2014

Linda Z. Swartz comments in Law360 on the effect of the Treasury’s new anti-inversion rules on pending and future inversion transactions.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Lynch Eyed for Justice Promotion

Oct 17, 2014

Bloomberg
Jodi Avergun comments on Loretta Lynch, the federal prosecutor from New York who some consider a contender for the No. 2 spot at the Justice Department.

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun
Related Practice(s): Anti-Money Laundering Investigations and Compliance, Global Litigation, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): New York
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Tax Shelter Shake-Up Hits Home

Oct 01, 2014

Crain’s New York Business
Mark P. Howe, comments  in Crain’s New York Business on compliance requirements for financial institutions under the Foreign Accounts Compliance Taxation Act (FACTA).

Related Attorney(s): Mark Howe
Related Practice(s): Corporate Taxation, Tax
Related Office(s): Washington
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Cadwalader Continues to Dominate Law-Firm Ranking

Jul 25, 2014

Mortgage Alert
Cadwalader has once again been recognized as the top law firm advising issuers and underwriters on commercial MBS offerings during the first half of 2014, according to a new set of rankings released in the latest edition of Commercial Mortgage Alert.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Aldrich, Cheryl Barnes, Joseph Beach, Suzanne Bell, Aaron Benjamin, David Burkholder, Robert Cannon, Andrew Croshaw, Assia Damianova, Stephen Day, Eva De Grauw, Leah Feldman, Kate Foreman, Michael Gambro, David Gingold, Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Kahn Hobbs, Gregg Jubin, Danielle Katz, Joo Kim, Michelle Ko, Henry LaBrun, Ronald Lanning, Patrick Leftley, Francisco J. Linares, Jake Lindsay, Ivan Loncar, 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, Nick Shiren, Gary Silverstein, Nathan Spanheimer, Alexander Strom, Lary Stromfeld, James Thompson, Jeremiah Wagner, Malcolm Wattman, Neil Weidner, Hunter White
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Mortgage Finance, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Brussels, Charlotte, London, New York, Washington
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Former Regulator Becomes Face of Industry Lobby

Jul 24, 2014

International Financial Review
Steven Lofchie comments on former Republican CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia being named CEO of chief derivatives lobby group ISDA.

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Derivatives & Structured Products
Related Office(s): New York
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Volcker Rule Forces Trading Desk Rethink

Jul 22, 2014

Risk Magazine
Scott Cammarn comments on how banks are interpreting the Volcker rule’s definition of a trading desk.

Related Attorney(s): Scott Cammarn
Related Practice(s): Financial Regulation
Related Office(s): Charlotte
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Successes, Remaining Challenges Debated on Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Enactment

Jul 21, 2014

Bloomberg BNA
Jeffrey Robins comments on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act as it enters its fifth year.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Robins
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Financial Regulation
Related Office(s): New York
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Successes, Remaining Challenges Debated on Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Enactment

Jul 21, 2014

Bloomberg BNA
Scott Cammarn comments on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act as it enters its fifth year.

Related Attorney(s): Scott Cammarn
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Financial Regulation
Related Office(s): Charlotte
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Tax Attorneys Warn Anti-Inversion Effort May Backfire

Jun 06, 2014

CQ Roll Call
Linda Z. Swartz comments in CQ Roll Call on the proposed Levin Bill’s treatment of an inverted company as a U.S. corporation if at least 25% of the foreign group’s employees, sales or assets are located in the United States, which would potentially discourage foreign companies from investing in the U.S. and could drive domestic subsidiaries of foreign corporations out of the United States.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Retail Lending Gets Easier—Thanks in No Small Part to CMBS

Jun 02, 2014

Mortgage Observer
Fredric Altschuler comments on why retail landlords around the country are increasingly turning to commercial mortgage-backed securities to finance properties in secondary markets as an alternative to traditional loans.

Related Attorney(s): Fredric Altschuler
Related Practice(s): Mortgage Finance, Real Estate
Related Office(s): New York
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How to Regulate HFT’s Secrets

May 29, 2014

IFLR
Steve Lofchie comments on claims that the speed at which high-frequency trading (HFT) can digest what happens on one exchange and react on another by buying or selling at a different price can lead to market distortion and front-running.

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Broker-Dealer Regulation, Financial Regulation
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Dealmakers Ignore Tax Limit Plan Spurred by Pfizer Bid

May 27, 2014

Bloomberg
Linda Z. Swartz  comments in Bloomberg on the market’s lack of reaction to Senator Carl Levin’s proposed anti-inversion bill and the low likelihood that the legislation’s retroactive date of May 8, 2014 would be passed through Congress.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Small Credit Rating Agencies Cry Foul Over EU Directive

May 23, 2014

ILFR
Stephen Day comments on claims made by smaller credit rating agencies that banks are ignoring a key part of the European Union’s CRA3 regulations, aimed at decreasing an over-reliance on the larger rating agencies.  

Related Attorney(s): Stephen Day
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Structured Products
Related Office(s): London
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Inversion Moratorium Sets Up Tax Reform Negotiations

May 22, 2014

Linda Z. Swartz comments in Law360 on the paradoxical implications for U.S. business of the “Stop Corporate Inversions Act of 2014” bill proposed by Senator Carl Levin on May 20, 2014, which seeks to place significantly more stringent limits on the ability of U.S. companies to relocate outside the U.S.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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IRS Guidance Expected on Dual Partner/Employee Status

May 21, 2014

Tax Notes Today
Linda Z. Swartz discusses tax reform proposed by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) related to the tax treatment of carried interest and Section 83(b) elections.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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The Deal Shining a Light on Tax Schemes

May 19, 2014

Linda Z. Swartz spoke to the Financial News regarding the current statute that governs the structuring of inversion transactions as well as the three primary drivers that typically motivate the choice of foreign jurisdiction for a U.S. company seeking to invert.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Reg NMS in the Spotlight Amid HFT Criticism

May 16, 2014

Steven Lofchie comments on the connection between Regulation NMS and high-frequency trading (HTF).

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Broker-Dealer Regulation, Financial Regulation
Related Office(s): New York
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$100B Pfizer Tie-Up Plan Puts Focus on U.S. Corporate Exodus

Apr 29, 2014

Law 360
Linda Z. Swartz comments in Law360 on the benefits for companies pursuing inversion transactions.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Pfizer Move to Join Tax-Driven Deal-Making Raises Red Flags in U.S.

Apr 28, 2014

Reuters
Linda Z. Swartz comments on the current wave of inversions by merger.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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GE, Valeant Deals Spurred on by Tax Rules that Favor Foreign Assets

Apr 25, 2014

Bloomberg
Linda Z. Swartz comments on the U.S. Treasury's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal's effect on the increased interest in inversion transactions.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Activists Eye Inversion Deals as New Bargaining Chip

Apr 15, 2014

Law360
Linda Swartz comments on the increasing popularity of inversion transactions.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Mergers & Acquisitions Taxation, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Tax thread runs through pharma deals

Apr 07, 2014

Financial Times
Christopher Cox comments on the surge in “inversions” since the U.S. government revealed plans to tighten the rules allowing U.S. companies to re-domicile their tax base.

Related Attorney(s): Christopher Cox
Related Practice(s): Mergers & Acquisitions
Related Office(s): New York
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Tough Corporate Tax Outlook Fueling ‘Inversion’ Deals

Mar 13, 2014

Law360
Christopher T. Cox and Linda Z. Swartz comment about the recent uptick in cross-border merger and acquisition transactions that make use of the "inversion" deal structure.

Related Attorney(s): Christopher Cox, Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Remains Top CMBS Legal Advisor

Feb 07, 2014

Commercial Mortgage Alert
Cadwalader Wickersham worked on more commercial MBS offerings than any other law firm again last year, fending off a serious challenge from Sidley Austin for underwriter-counsel assignments on private-label issues.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Aldrich, Cheryl Barnes, Joseph Beach, Suzanne Bell, Aaron Benjamin, David Burkholder, Robert Cannon, Andrew Croshaw, Assia Damianova, Stephen Day, Eva De Grauw, Leah Feldman, Kate Foreman, Michael Gambro, David Gingold, Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Kahn Hobbs, Gregg Jubin, Danielle Katz, Robert Kim, Joo Kim, Henry LaBrun, Ronald Lanning, Patrick Leftley, Francisco J. Linares, Jake Lindsay, Ivan Loncar, 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, Nick Shiren, Gary Silverstein, Nathan Spanheimer, Alexander Strom, Lary Stromfeld, James Thompson, Jeremiah Wagner, Malcolm Wattman, Neil Weidner, Hunter White
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Mortgage Finance, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Brussels, Charlotte, London, New York, Washington
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Bitter Medicine in Store for Activists

Jan 28, 2014

The Wall Street Journal
Christopher T. Cox, a Cadwalader partner who advises boards, comments on how companies are bolstering their defenses as activist hedge funds step up their efforts to gain board seats.

Related Attorney(s): Christopher Cox
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Corporate Governance
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Despite Doldrums in Deal Activity, a Few Highlights This Year

Dec 17, 2013

The New York Times DealBook
Cadwalader advised on three of DealBook’s notable 2013 transactions.

Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Corporate
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Advisers play at activism to pre-empt the next Icahn

Dec 12, 2013

Financial Times
As American’s largest companies focus on preparing for a potential activism, Cadwalader is noted as one of the leading law firms advising companies on how to interpret the activist threats and establish possible responses.

Related Practice(s): Corporate
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Cadwalader Still Top CMBS Law Firm, as Sidley Makes Inroads

Jul 26, 2013

Commercial Mortgage Alert
Cadwalader Wickersham still dominates the small field of law firms that work on commercial MBS transactions, but Sidley Austin has emerged as a stronger challenger this year, especially when it comes to advising underwriters.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Aldrich, Cheryl Barnes, Joseph Beach, Suzanne Bell, Aaron Benjamin, David Burkholder, Robert Cannon, Andrew Croshaw, Assia Damianova, Stephen Day, Eva De Grauw, Leah Feldman, Kate Foreman, Michael Gambro, David Gingold, Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Kahn Hobbs, Gregg Jubin, Danielle Katz, Robert Kim, Joo Kim, Henry LaBrun, Ronald Lanning, Patrick Leftley, Francisco J. Linares, Jake Lindsay, Ivan Loncar, 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, Nick Shiren, Gary Silverstein, Nathan Spanheimer, Alexander Strom, Lary Stromfeld, James Thompson, Jeremiah Wagner, Malcolm Wattman, Neil Weidner, Hunter White
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Mortgage Finance, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Brussels, Charlotte, London, New York, Washington
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Rebuilding Basel

Jul 23, 2013

Structured Credit Investor
The Basel Committee sought and received feedback on a consultative paper launched late last year (SCI 19 December 2012). Market participants voiced concerns over the proposals and they are now expected to be amended in advance of a second consultation later this year.

Related Attorney(s): Stephen Day
Related Practice(s): Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): London
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American Airlines and US Airways To Create A Premier Global Carrier —The New American Airlines

Feb 14, 2013

US Airways
AMR Corporation (OTCQB: AAMRQ), the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today announced that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine to create a premier global carrier, which will have an implied combined equity value of approximately $11 billion based on the price of US Airways’stock as of February 13, 2013.

Related Practice(s): Mergers & Acquisitions
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Cadwalader Retains Top Spot Among CMBS Law Firms

Feb 08, 2013

Cadwalader Wickersham remained the favorite law firm of commercial MBS issuers in 2012, advising them on almost three-quarters of the year's transactions.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Gambro, William McInerney, Patrick Quinn
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): New York
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Bankrupt Vertis Gets Go-Ahead For 259M Dollar Sale To Quad

Dec 06, 2012

Law360
Vertis Holdings Inc.'s third trip through Chapter 11 neared a successful close Thursday as a Delaware bankruptcy judge approved the sale of the Baltimore-based advertiser to rival Quad/Graphics Inc. for $258.5 million.

Related Attorney(s): Nicole Stephansen
Related Practice(s): Bankruptcy Litigation, Financial Restructuring
Related Office(s): New York, Washington
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MCB Volunteer Spotlight: Christopher J. Dickson

Nov 01, 2012

Mecklenberg County Bar Newsletter
Christopher J. Dickson with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has been a volunteer attorney with the MCB Pro Bono for Nonprofits program since 2010.

Related Attorney(s): Christopher Dickson
Related Office(s): Charlotte
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Reading the Tea Leaves on Compliance Credit

Oct 17, 2012

Main Justice

Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun
Related Practice(s): Corporate Governance, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Washington
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CFTC Commissioner Jill E. Sommers Delivers Speech Before the Cadwalader Energy Conference

Oct 11, 2012

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Related Practice(s): Energy Regulation & Litigation, Financial Regulation, Regulation, Compliance, and Administrative Litigation, Swap Regulation
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Hedge Funds

Oct 08, 2012

Legal Business
When the dotcom bubble burst at the start of the Noughties and the fantastic bull market of the previous decade shuddered to a halt, two little-known American firms in London cleaned up, big style.

Related Attorney(s): Richard Nevins, Yushan Ng
Related Practice(s): Distressed Finance, Financial Restructuring
Related Office(s): London
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U.S. Securities Lending Faces Change

Sep 13, 2012

Global Investor
Steven Lofchie discusses securities lending regulation and Dodd-Frank.

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Broker-Dealer Regulation, Derivatives & Structured Products, Financial Regulation, Structured Products, Swap Regulation
Related Office(s): New York
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New ISDA Protocol May Not Fix Business Conduct Bottleneck

Sep 12, 2012

Risk.net
Jeffrey Robins explains the July 2012 ISDA protocol.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Robins
Related Practice(s): Broker-Dealer Regulation, Commodities & Futures Regulation, Derivatives & Structured Products, Financial Regulation, Structured Products
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Continues to Dominate CMBS Legal Work

Jul 27, 2012

Commercial Mortgage Alert
Cadwalader served as legal advisor on three-quarters of the commercial MBS offerings in the first half, extending its longtime role as the go-to firm for U.S. issuers and underwriters.

Related Attorney(s): Patrick Quinn
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington
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Swap Dealers To Determine Counterparty Suitability

Jun 29, 2012

Derivatives Intelligence
Jeffrey Robins comments on an ISDA draft protocol.

Related Attorney(s): Jeffrey Robins
Related Practice(s): Broker-Dealer Regulation, Derivatives & Structured Products, Financial Regulation, Structured Products
Related Office(s): New York
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Write-down Resolution?

Jun 22, 2012

Structured Credit Investor
Assia Damianova talks about a proposed new bail-in mechanism under an EC directive.

Related Attorney(s): Assia Damianova
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Derivatives & Structured Products, FCA Regulated Entities, Financial Regulation, Structured Products
Related Office(s): London
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The Club No-one Wants to Join: Swap Dealer Rules Remain Unclear

Jun 01, 2012

Risk.net
Steven Lofchies discussed the Dodd-Frank regulations for major swap participants.

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Broker-Dealer Regulation, Derivatives & Structured Products, Financial Regulation, Structured Products, Swap Regulation
Related Office(s): New York
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A Rule Too Far

May 12, 2012

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
Scott Cammarn discussed the impact of the Volcker Rule on U.S. branches of foreign banks.

Related Attorney(s): Scott Cammarn
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Corporate, Financial Regulation, Swap Regulation
Related Office(s): Charlotte
read more »


What's the Holdup With Dodd-Frank Rulemaking?

May 01, 2012

Even though the Volcker Rule is scheduled to go into effect this month, many banks aren’t sure exactly how they’ll comply with it.

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Financial Regulation, Swap Regulation
Related Office(s): New York
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Banks Move Traders Ahead of U.S Rule

Apr 03, 2012

Reuters
Scott Cammarn is quoted discussing bank personnel moves ahead of the effective date of the Volcker Rule.

Related Attorney(s): Scott Cammarn
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Financial Regulation, Swap Regulation
Related Office(s): Charlotte
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CLO Issuance Could Reach $25 Billion This Year

Mar 27, 2012

Bloomberg Brief
Neil J. Weidner discusses the CLO markets.

Related Attorney(s): Neil Weidner
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): New York
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U.K. Announces Clampdown on Stamp Duty Avoidance Through Corporate Structures

Mar 23, 2012

Bloomberg BNA
Adam Blakemore is quoted discussing the introduction of a new SDLT rate.

Related Attorney(s): Adam Blakemore
Related Practice(s): Corporate Taxation, Tax
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Retains Perch Atop CMBS Law-Firm Rankings

Jan 27, 2012

Commercial Mortgage Alert
Cadwalader fortified its position last year as the perennial champion among law firms in the commercial MBS arena.

Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington
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European Shipowners to Seek U.S. Court Protection, Law Firm Says

Jan 26, 2012

Bloomberg
Gregory M. Petrick comments on European-based shipping bankruptcy filings.

Related Attorney(s): Gregory Petrick
Related Practice(s): Bankruptcy Litigation, Financial Restructuring
Related Office(s): London
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European Distressed Debt Market Outlook 2012

Jan 24, 2012

Debtwire
2011 is best described as a game of two halves. The first six months built on a solid recovery in 2010, but rising concerns over Greece's rapidly deteriorating credit profile soon spread contagion market-wide.

Related Attorney(s): Richard Nevins, Gregory Petrick
Related Practice(s): Distressed Finance, Financial Restructuring
Related Office(s): London
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Top Underwriter and Issuer Counsel for US ABS/MBS

Jan 13, 2012

Asset-Backed Alert

Related Practice(s): Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington
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Cads' New City Boss to Lead Hiring Spree

Jan 02, 2012

The Lawyer
Gregory M. Petrick discusses the firm's London office.

Related Attorney(s): Gregory Petrick
Related Practice(s): Derivatives & Structured Products, Financial Restructuring, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): London
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Cadwalader Continues to Dominate CMBS Law-Firm Rankings

Jul 22, 2011

Commercial Mortgage Alert
Cadwalader Wickersham advised issuers and underwriters on the vast majority of commercial MBS offerings in the first half, reinforcing its longtime position as the market’s most-active law firm.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Gambro, William McInerney, Patrick Quinn
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington
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Documentation Issues

Jul 01, 2011

Structured Credit Investor
Greek CDS contracts appear unlikely to be triggered under current proposals for a Greek debt restructuring.

Related Attorney(s): Assia Damianova
Related Practice(s): Derivatives & Structured Products, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Structured Products
Related Office(s): London
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Watch partner Steven Lofchie discuss the uncertainty created by provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act as they relate to the regulation of swaps

Jun 09, 2011

Bloomberg Law

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Financial Regulation, Swap Regulation
Related Office(s): New York
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Fenwick Advises Diamond In $2.3B Pringles Purchase

Apr 05, 2011

Law360
Ohio's Procter & Gamble Co. said Tuesday it would sell its $2.35 billion Pringles brand to California-based Diamond Foods Inc. in a deal that contemplates an exchange of stock and the snack specialist's assumption of $850 million in debt.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Mergers & Acquisitions Taxation, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Dish Network Wins Blockbuster With $320M Bid

Apr 05, 2011

Law360
Dish Network Corp. beat out five competitors with a $320 million offer to buy bankrupt Blockbuster Inc. in a New York auction for the movie rental chain that lasted into early Wednesday morning.

Related Practice(s): Distressed Investing and Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Restructuring
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader, Simpson Thacher, White & Case on $2.38B KKR-Pfizer Deal

Apr 04, 2011

The AmLaw Daily
Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, agreed to sell its Capsugel division to private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for $2.38 billion. The deal, announced Monday, follows an October 2010 announcement by Pfizer that it was exploring the sale of its pill-capsule manufacturing business.

Related Attorney(s): William Mills, Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions Taxation, Tax
Related Office(s): New York
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Mead Johnson Sues For Coverage Of Baby Formula Suits

Mar 23, 2011

Law360
Mead Johnson & Co. LLC sued Lexington Insurance Co. in Indiana federal court Tuesday seeking a judgment that the insurer must defend and indemnify it against a slew of consumer class actions over its marketing of infant formula.

Related Practice(s): Global Litigation
Related Office(s): New York
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Cadwalader Back on Top of Law-Firm Rankings as CMBS Revives

Jan 28, 2011

Commercial Mortgage Alert
Cadwalader Wickersham, which dominated the commercial MBS law-firm rankings before the market collapsed, picked up right where it left off as the sector started to revive last year.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Gambro
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington
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Top Underwriter and Issuer Counsel for US ABS/MBS

Jan 26, 2011

Asset Backed-Alert

Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): New York
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Bankruptcy Group Of The Year: Cadwalader

Jan 13, 2011

Law360
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP’s restructuring group worked in 2010 to steer the U.S. government’s ongoing reorganization of General Motors and Chrysler and oversee the $23 billion restructuring of LyondellBasell Industries NV, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Bankruptcy Groups of 2010.

Related Attorney(s): Gregory Petrick
Related Practice(s): Bankruptcy Litigation, Distressed Energy, Distressed Finance, Distressed Investing and Mergers & Acquisitions, Distressed Structured Products, Financial Restructuring, Real Estate Restructuring
Related Office(s): London, New York, Washington
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Protecting Against Insider Trading: Expert Networks and Best Practices for Fostering Compliance and Reducing Legal Risks

Dec 16, 2010

Compliance11

Related Attorney(s): Jonathan Hoff, Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Financial Regulation, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): New York, Washington
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What hath Dodd wrought?

Dec 03, 2010

Charlotte Business Journal
Dodd-Frank may help consumers, but benefit for law firms is undisputed.

Related Attorney(s): Scott Cammarn
Related Practice(s): Financial Regulation, Swap Regulation
Related Office(s): Charlotte
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Too Big to Work?

Sep 20, 2010

inCOMPLIANCE
The practice in the US of naming statutes after their congressional sponsors gives them a certain human quality which, depending on their contents, can either make them seem like familiar friends or dreaded enemies.

Related Attorney(s): Scott Cammarn, Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Financial Regulation, Swap Regulation
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York
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European Distressed Debt Market Outlook 2010

Jan 27, 2010

Debtwire
In early 2009, the impact of the global credit crisis eventually spilled over from the financial sector into the real economy.

Related Attorney(s): Richard Nevins
Related Practice(s): Bankruptcy Litigation, Distressed Finance, Financial Restructuring
Related Office(s): London
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In Conversation With Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein and Patrick Quinn

Dec 17, 2009

Practical Law Company
Eric Berman of Practical Law Company sat down with Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein and Patrick Quinn, Partners at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, to discuss their views on developments in the securitization market.

Related Attorney(s): Anna Glick, Stuart Goldstein, Patrick Quinn
Related Practice(s): Securitization & Asset Based Finance
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Washington's Top Lawyers

Dec 07, 2009

Washingtonian
Here are Washington’s best legal minds.

Related Attorney(s): Mark Ellenberg
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Financial Restructuring, M&A Clearance & Counseling
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Will PPIP Do More Than Squeak?

Jun 30, 2009

American Securitization
The Public-Private Investment Program is Washington’s latest attempt to help shift troubled loans and securities.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Gambro
Related Practice(s): Securitization & Asset Based Finance
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New Deals - Lawyers on Major Transactions

Jan 29, 2009

New York Law Journal
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. has agreed to purchase rival drug company, Wyeth, in a $68 billion cash-and-stock transaction, creating the world’s largest pharmaceutical company.

Related Attorney(s): Joshua Apfelroth, Dorothy Auth Ph.D., Jason Halper, Steven Herman, Braden McCurrach, William Mills, Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Corporate, Global Litigation, Intellectual Property, M&A Clearance & Counseling, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions Taxation, Tax
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European Distressed Debt Market Outlook 2009

Jan 27, 2009

Debtwire
Welcome to the European Distressed Debt Market Outlook 2009, which Debtwire is delighted to present in conjunction with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, FTI Consulting Inc and Rothschild.

Related Attorney(s): Richard Nevins
Related Practice(s): Financial Restructuring
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A Long Weekend for Cadwalader, Simpson and Wachtell

Jan 26, 2009

The AM Law Daily
Dennis Block, an M&A partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, first got the call in June: his longtime client, Pfizer, was interested in buying rival Wyeth in what would likely be the largest deal in the history of the pharmaceutical industry.

Related Attorney(s): Dorothy Auth Ph.D., Jason Halper, Steven Herman, William Mills, Linda Swartz
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Corporate, Global Litigation, Intellectual Property, M&A Clearance & Counseling, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Tax
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