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Endorsements & Awards

Cabinet Endorsements

Chambers USA, Client Quote

"A library where if you want to look at the broker-dealer equivalent to a Dodd-Frank rule it is hyperlinked and at your fingertips. .. [This] is an amazing service for clients."


David Harris, President of CBOE Stock Exchange

"Information in an accessible manner that will be readily understood by those on the business side, just as much as those on the legal and compliance side."


David Ruder, Professor of Law Emeritus, Northwestern University School of Law; Former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission

"Lofchie's criticisms and comments on policy matters provide the reader with active intellectual challenges. The Guide is a great reference for lawyers, regulators, scholars, and brokerage industry members."


Eric Sirri, Professor of Finance at Babson College; Former Director of Trading and Markets at the Securities and Exchange Commission

"A one-stop reference that gives anyone who has a need to know about financial regulation a comprehensive toolkit for understanding the regulation of broker-dealers and securities markets."


Gary DeWaal, President of Gary DeWaal and Associates; Former Senior Managing Director and Group General Counsel, Newedge

"In his online library the Cadwalader Cabinet, Steven Lofchie provides the information and advice that in-house lawyers need to do their job in a very efficient manner.  Materials are logically organized and easily accessible. He brings to every area of law not just an understanding of the plain language of the rule, but also of market practice, and regulatory policy and practice."


Grant CalleryFormer General Counsel of the National Association of Securities Dealers

"I have found Steven's Cadwalader Cabinet to be an excellent place for "one stop shopping" for both primary sources and commentary in the financial services arena - occasionally dished up with a bit of humor."


International Financial Law Review

"In areas where both innovation and deep knowledge matter, Cadwalader is proving the firm of choice for international banks.  The team has a breadth of experience on matters relating to banking compliance following Dodd-Frank implementation.  Cadwalader regularly advises international trade associations on new and developing regulation including the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Managed Funds Association, and Canadian Bankers Association.  The firm's broker-dealer regulatory group remains one of the best in the U.S."


Jim Newsome, Founding Partner of Delta Strategy Group; Former Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

"Steven Lofchie is one of the most accomplished and lucid commentators on the consequences of sweeping financial market reform.  His new hedge fund guide, along with the previously published guide to pool regulation, will further cement his reputation as the most astute and practical lawyer writing for both the user and dealer communities in regard to  navigating legal and compliance requirements."


John Sodergreen, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Scudder Publishing

"Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP [provides] an extremely useful, easy-to-use and affordable, Web-based Dodd-Frank tool that may be the answer to all your compliance woes. It's called the Cadwalader Cabinet, and it's the most organized Dodd-Frank regulatory library we've ever seen.  .. [They] also produce . . .  in nearly real-time, first-rate analysis of commissioner's speeches, notices, regulatory and associated legal decisions." 


Joseph Grundfest, Professor of Law and Business, Co-Director of the Rock Center on Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School; Former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission

"I first became acquainted with Mr. Lofchie's work through his discussion of the definition of the term "swap," which was the most thoughtful and complete discussion of the topic of which I am aware.  And it was well-written.  All of the other work that I have seen from Mr. Lofchie is of similar quality."


Larry Goodman, President of Center for Financial Stability; Former Quantitative Policy Analyst for the U.S. Treasury

"The world of financial regulation is often complex and uncertain, but Lofchie presents his knowledge and experience in a clear, concise and understandable style. A thorough understanding of legal material and financial markets results in careful but practical advice for decision makers. Lofchie's use of technology is creative, permitting users to shift back and forth from his guidance and interpretation to source statutory and regulatory material. The Guide is an expert resource for anyone who needs to understand financial regulation."


Marcy Cohen, Managing Director and General Counsel, Americas, ING Financial Services

"Lofchie has done a superb job in navigating extremely complex issues. This undertaking represents a tremendous research effort. It is both comprehensive and practical, not an easy achievement. I plan to keep the manual right at my fingertips. The online version will make the manual all the more valuable - I am hoping to immediately download to my iPad."


R. Dan Connell, President, ConceptONE

"Reading the latest offerings on Steven Lofchie's engaging, informative and always opinionated Cadwalader Cabinet Newsletter is one of the pleasant necessities of my working day.  But the Cabinet and the newsletter are so much more.  They are an indispensable tool for practitioners today.  His discussions of the issues that private funds face in complying with SEC and CFTC regulations reflect understandings informed my substantial experience, as well as an understanding of the legal and economic issues."


Roberta Karmel, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School; Former Commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission

"I regularly read the Cadwalader Cabinet News and I find it an invaluable way to keep up to date with developments at the SEC and the CFTC. I enjoy Mr. Lofchie's comments and I appreciate the links to original documents."


Ronald Filler, Professor of Law and Director of Center on Financial Services Law, New York Law School; Chairman of the Global Markets Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

"Steven Lofchie has a wide range of expertise involving many aspects of the global financial regulatory world.  The information resources provided by the Cadwalader Cabinet are a tremendous asset to me and the law school, and the new Guide on Hedge Fund Regulation is a great complement to his existing treatises on broker-dealer and commodities regulation.  I use the Cadwalader Cabinet every day; it is a must read for everyone in the financial services industry."


Sharon Brown-Hruska, Vice President in NERA's Securities and Finance Practice; Former Acting Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

"Steven Lofchie's new guide to the world of hedge funds is as indispensable as the two existing books on the Cadwalader Cabinet, "Guide to Broker Dealer Regulation," and "Guide to CPO-CTA Regulation." They form a trio each of which are and will be widely seen as the industry standard."


Departmental Awards & Rankings

We are frequently commended as distinguished leaders in derivatives and financial regulation in publications such as:

  • Winner 2014 IFLR Americas Financial Regulation Team of the Year. Shortlisted for the Securitization and Structured Finance Team and Deal of the Year - MAV I.
  • Winner of the 2013 and 2012 IFLR Americas Securitization and Structured Finance Team of the Year. Also, shortlisted in 2013 for Deal of the Year for the UBS Fisher Enhanced Big Cap Growth ETN.
  • Winner of the 2012 Derivatives Week/Derivatives Intelligence Law Firm of the Year Award. Finalist in 2014 and 2011.
  • Winner of the 2012 IFLR Americas Securitization and Structured Finance Deal of the Year - BNP/Janus (Lofchie).
  • US News & World Report and Best Lawyers: Our Derivatives practice was named Law Firm of the Year for both 2012 and 2013. And our Derivatives and Structured Finance practices were named National Tier One firms, 2011-13. Scott Cammarn was also named Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America for Banking and Finance Law in Charlotte, North Carolina, a recognition given to only a single lawyer per practice and metropolitan area.
  • Steven Lofchie is the only lawyer in the United States ranked by Chambers in its first tier in both financial regulation and derivatives, and he has been so ranked for six years running.
  • David S. Ruder, former Chairman of the SEC, calls Lofchie's Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation the "authoritative work" on the topic.
  • Risk Magazine: finalist for Law Firm of the Year award, 2011.
  • Steven Lofchie, Richard Schetman, Ray Shirazi, Lary Stromfeld, Paul Pantano, Jeffrey Chen, Ivan Loncar, Doug Donahue, Broni Grala, James Frazier, Maurine Bartlett, Angus Duncan, Nick Shiren, Neil Weidner and Stuart Goldstein are all regularly ranked by the major directories - Chambers, IFLR, Legal 500.
  • Derivatives Week/Derivatives Intelligence named Doug Donahue a Rising Star of Derivatives in 2012. Brian Foster was named a Rising Star of Derivatives in 2011.