Recognition


Cadwalader Dominates U.S. CMBS 1st Half 2017 Rankings Once Again

July 31, 2017

Cadwalader achieved a dominant position in the Commercial Mortgage Alert U.S. CMBS rankings once again, outdistancing competitor firms by a large margin for the first half of 2017 on both the issuer and underwriter counsel sides.

The rankings show the firm in first place representing issuers, more than doubling the number of deals as the next seven firms combined. The firm advised on 38 deals, valued at nearly $22 billion. Compared with the first half of 2016, the firm completed one more deal and had cumulative value more than $4 billion above a year ago.

On the underwriters’ side, the firm advised on 30 of 61 reported deals. Cadwalader's 30 deals were worth over $14 billion and represent significant increases over 1st half 2016 transactions (26 deals, just under $10 billion in value).

Related Attorney(s): Michael Gambro, Stuart Goldstein
Related Practice(s): Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York



Vincent Brophy Named Among Best Lawyers in Belgium

June 6, 2017

Vincent Brophy is featured in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in Belgium. He is recognized for his work in Competition / Antitrust Law.

Related Attorney(s): Vincent Brophy
Related Practice(s): Antitrust
Related Office(s): Brussels



Cadwalader Named ‘US Law Firm of the Year - Transactions’ at Americas Derivatives Awards 2017

May 31, 2017

Cadwalader was a winner at GlobalCapital’s Americas Derivatives Awards 2017, earning the designation of “U.S. Law Firm of the Year - Transactions.”

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie, Jeffrey Robins, Richard Schetman
Related Practice(s): Derivatives & Structured Products, Structured Products
Related Office(s): New York



Cadwalader Recognized as 'CMBS Law Firm of the Year' by GlobalCapital

May 30, 2017

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

Related Attorney(s): Michael Gambro, Stuart Goldstein
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, London, New York



Cadwalader Attorneys Featured in 2017 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers Magazine

May 4, 2017

Cadwalader attorneys recognized by Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers for 2017 include:

  • Jodi L. Avergun (Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • Mark C. Ellenberg (Bankruptcy)
  • Douglas H. Fischer (Rising Star Criminal Defense: White Collar, Securities Litigation)
  • Mark R. Haskell (Energy & Natural Resources)
  • A. Joseph Jay III (Rising Star Criminal Defense: White Collar, General Litigation)
  • Peter E. Moll (Antitrust Litigation, Business Litigation)
  • Joseph V. Moreno (Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • Amy W. Ray (Rising Star Antitrust Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Brian Wallach (Antitrust Litigation, Business Litigation)
Related Attorney(s): Jodi Avergun, Mark Ellenberg, Mark Haskell, A. Joseph Jay III, Peter Moll, Joseph Moreno, Amy Ray, Brian Wallach
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Energy Regulation & Litigation, Financial Restructuring, Global Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Washington



Michele Maman Named an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer – 2017 by Turnarounds & Workouts

April 28, 2017

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP partner Michele Maman has been selected as one of Turnarounds & Workouts’ “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” for 2017. The publication honors 12 of the most accomplished restructuring attorneys in the United States under the age of 40. Honorees are selected based upon their recent representations and achievements and from nominations received from leading restructuring attorneys across the country.

Maman was recognized for her role advising an ad hoc committee of U.S. and European noteholders of vodka producer Central European Distribution Corporation in its chapter 11 proceeding and again when Roust Corp. sought bankruptcy protection in a “chapter 22” proceeding; MBIA in connection with its financial guaranty of nearly $1 billion in notes issued in connection with two Zohar CLO investment funds; and Morgan Stanley Capital Group, Inc., as first-lien swap counterparty and an intervenor-defendant, in an intercreditor adversary proceeding in the chapter 11 cases of Energy Future Holdings Corp., one of the largest U.S. bankruptcies in history.

Turnarounds & Workouts is a newsletter for professionals tracking distressed businesses in the United States and Canada. The full list of award winners can be found in the April 2017 issue.

Related Attorney(s): Michele Maman
Related Practice(s): Financial Restructuring



Cadwalader Recognized by Finance Monthly as Foreign Tax Planning Firm of the Year - USA

April 24, 2017

Cadwalader has been named Foreign Tax Planning Firm of the Year–USA as part of the 2017 Finance Monthly Law Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate excellence across the increasingly diverse and dynamic tax industry, highlighting its impact and importance.

Related Attorney(s): Adam Blakemore, Mark Howe, Gary Silverstein, Linda Swartz, Edward Wei
Related Practice(s): Tax
Related Office(s): London, New York, Washington



Cadwalader Partners Recognized Among Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom

Mar 28, 2017

Cadwalader has been recognized in the new edition of Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, with five of the firm’s London-based partners featured as leaders in their categories.

Related Attorney(s): Adam Blakemore, Jeremy Cross, Stephen Day, Yushan Ng, Gregory Petrick
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Financial Regulation, Financial Restructuring, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Tax
Related Office(s): London



Celebrating International Women's Day

Mar 8, 2017

We're excited about celebrating International Women's Day, National Women's History Month, and our own 225th anniversary.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of our first woman partner: Catherine Noyes Lee, a graduate of New York University Law School, became a Cadwalader partner in 1942. She was the first woman partner at a major Wall Street firm. In fact, half a dozen women lawyers joined our firm during the war.

Read about our Women’s Leadership Initiative.




The Best App To Track Trump’s Legal Changes? The Cabinet Center for Administrative Transition

Feb 27, 2017

Cadwalader's Cabinet Center for Administrative Transition (CCAT) is recommended by legal technology journalist Robert Ambrogi, writing in Above The Law, as "the most sophisticated and comprehensive" source for lawyers who need to keep up with the Trump Administration's legal and regulatory policies.

Related Attorney(s): Steven Lofchie
Related Practice(s): Financial Regulation



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



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. The firm was selected from among several hundred applicants worldwide. A panel comprising more than 30 industry experts judged finalists representing innovation, emerging talent and top performers.

Related Practice(s): Fintech, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte, London, New York



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



Cadwalader Recognized by Financial Times for Innovation in Derivatives Market

Dec 8, 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



Richard Brand Receives Award from Millstein Center at Columbia Law School

Dec 7, 2016

Richard M. Brand 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.

Related Attorney(s): Richard Brand
Related Practice(s): Corporate Governance
Related Office(s): New York



Cadwalader Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Dec 5, 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 Office(s): New York
Related Page(s): Diversity Awards & Recognition



Cadwalader Wins Top CLO Arranger Counsel Award in Creditflux Annual Global Survey

Nov 29, 2016

Cadwalader 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): Charlotte, New York



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 Practice(s): Antitrust, Bank Regulation, Derivatives & Structured Products, Financial Regulation, Financial Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Brussels, Charlotte, London, New York, Washington



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, Estate Planning & Administration, Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA, Financial Regulation, Global Litigation, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Patent & Trade Secret Litigation, Private Equity, Real Estate, Tax, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington



Cadwalader Recognized by Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards in Europe

Oct 7, 2016

Cadwalader was honored across multiple categories of legal innovation in this year’s Financial Times (FT) Innovative Lawyer Awards in Europe.

Related Practice(s): Antitrust, CLOs, Derivatives & Structured Products, Fintech, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Brussels, London



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 Practice(s): Corporate, Global Litigation, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Wealth, Real Estate, Tax
Related Office(s): New York



Cadwalader Recognized in 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Aug 17, 2016

Cadwalader has been recognized in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with 37 lawyers across 27 practice areas featured in the guide. Inclusion in the publication is based on a peer-review process in which approximately 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Antitrust Litigation & Civil Investigations, Bank Regulation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Corporate, Derivatives & Structured Products, Executive Compensation, Benefits & 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, New York, Washington



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): James Carroll, Steven Lofchie, Brian McGovern
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Bankruptcy Litigation, Corporate, Debt & Claims Trading, Derivatives & Structured Products, Estate Planning & Administration, Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA, Global Litigation, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Patent & Trade Secret Litigation, Private Equity, Real Estate, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Tax, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington



Cadwalader “Highly Recommended” in the 2016 Global Investigations Review FCPA Rankings

August 1, 2016

Cadwalader is touted as “highly recommended” on the Global Investigations Review 2016 list of the top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) practices in Washington, D.C.

Related Practice(s): FCPA Enforcement and Compliance, White Collar Defense and Investigations
Related Office(s): Washington



Osvaldo Garcia Named Hispanic National Bar Association’s 2016 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

July 21, 2016

Osvaldo Garcia was honored with the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) 2016 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award. The selection committee selected Osvaldo from a pool of highly qualified candidates from across the country. Osvaldo, an associate in Private Client Group, is the founder and current director of the Cadwalader Black and Latino Association Immigration Clinic.

Related Attorney(s): Osvaldo Garcia



Cadwalader's Vincent Brophy and Alec Burnside Featured in 2016 Best Lawyers in Belgium

June 29, 2016

Vincent Brophy and Alec Burnside were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the Seventh Edition of Best Lawyers in Belgium.

Related Attorney(s): Vincent Brophy
Related Practice(s): Antitrust
Related Office(s): Brussels



Cadwalader Named ‘Best USA Law Firm’ at 2016 International Legal Alliance Summit Awards

June 17, 2016

Cadwalader was named Best USA Law Firm: Independent Corporate Law Firm at the 2016 International Legal Alliance Summit Awards. Award winners are selected by a jury of more than 100 executive officers at Fortune 500 companies.

Related Office(s): Charlotte, New York, Washington



Cadwalader Attorneys Featured in 2016 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers Magazine

April 25, 2016

Cadwalader announced that 15 of the firm’s Washington-based attorneys are included in the 2016 edition of Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers magazine.

Related Office(s): Washington



Cadwalader Wins 2016 Global Competition Review Award

April 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): Vincent Brophy
Related Practice(s): Antitrust
Related Office(s): Brussels



Cadwalader’s Gregory Markel, Martin Seidel and Gillian Burns Win 2016 Burton Legal Writing Award

April 05, 2016

Cadwalader, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, announced that 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): Global Litigation
Related Office(s): New York



Cadwalader Practices, Attorneys Featured in 2016 Chambers Global Guide

March 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 Practice(s): Antitrust, Corporate, Energy Regulation & Litigation, FCPA Enforcement and Compliance, Financial Restructuring, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Patent & Trade Secret Litigation, Patent Preparation & Prosecution, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Tax
Related Office(s): Brussels, Charlotte, London, New York, Washington



Cadwalader's Christopher Cox Recognized As Top 100 Leading Lawyer in 2016 Lawdragon 500

Feb 23, 2016

Christopher Cox, co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Group, has been named among the top 100 within the 2016 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers. The Lawdragon 500 list, which represents less than one percent of the profession, includes lawyers who advised on the biggest verdicts and settlements, handled the largest deals, and defined the practice of law in the past year.

Cadwalader's Christopher Cox Recognized As Top 100 Leading Lawyer in 2016 Lawdragon 500
Related Attorney(s): Christopher Cox
Related Practice(s): Corporate
Related Office(s): New York



Cadwalader Shortlisted for 2015 Commodity Business Awards

Feb 11, 2016

Cadwalader was selected among the shortlist of nominees in the Commodities: Legal category of the 2015 Commodity Business Awards.  Nominees are selected by commodity market practitioners for advancing commodity business expertise in various categories. 

Cadwalader Shortlisted for 2015 Commodity Business Awards
Related Attorney(s): Mark Haskell
Related Practice(s): Energy Regulation & Litigation
Related Office(s): New York, Washington



Cadwalader Tops Global CLO Rankings for 2015

Feb 8, 2016

Cadwalader remains unchallenged as “Top Underwriter Counsel for U.S. CLOs” for 2015 in the Asset-Backed Alert rankings. 

Cadwalader Tops Global CLO Rankings for 2015
Related Attorney(s): Joseph Beach, Suzanne Bell, Robert Cannon, Assia Damianova, Stephen Day, Eva De Grauw, Michael Gambro, David Gingold, Stuart Goldstein, Gregg Jubin, Michelle Ko, 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): Brussels, Charlotte, London, New York, Washington



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.

Cadwalader Named
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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