Cadwalader Names Antitrust and Restructuring Special Counsel

Dec 03, 2009

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP announced today that Joseph Bial and Scott Greenberg have been promoted to Special Counsel, effective January 1, 2010.

“Joe and Scott have demonstrated outstanding legal skills, managing complex matters for clients and making significant contributions to the firm’s continued growth and development. We are pleased to recognize their accomplishments by promoting them to Special Counsel and congratulate them on their record of achievement,” stated Christopher White, Cadwalader’s Chairman.

Joseph Bial, a member of the Antitrust Group based in Washington, D.C., who also works out of the firm’s Beijing office, focuses his practice on antitrust law, general commercial litigation, and corporate and securities matters for clients in the United States and throughout Asia. In addition to representing parties in federal district and appellate courts and before state and federal regulatory agencies, he advises companies in domestic and international transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements, and IP licensing. He also represents on a pro bono basis members of the U.S. armed services. Mr. Bial received his undergraduate degree from Miami University, a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arizona, and a J.D., with high honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Bradley Fellow and a John M. Olin Fellow, the recipient of the Olin Prize in Law & Economics, and a member of Order of the Coif. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Robert L. Eastaugh of the Alaska Supreme Court. An Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason School of Law teaching Advanced Antitrust, Mr. Bial has testified as an economic expert and consulted as an economist. He is a member of the bar in New York and in the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Southern District of New York. Before joining Cadwalader, Mr. Bial worked at law firms in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo.

A member of the firm’s Financial Restructuring Department, Scott Greenberg, resident in the New York office, represents debtors and creditors in in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Among his recent significant representations are Ice Edge Holdings LLC in its ongoing acquisition of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Franchise; the Portland Trailblazers in its out-of-court restructuring with its bondholders; Lyondell Chemical Company, Atkins Nutritionals, St. Vincents Catholic Medical Centers, Acterna Corporation, TH Agriculture LLC, and Adelphia Business Solutions in their respective chapter 11 cases; and numerous creditors in distressed situations, including the first lien-lenders to BLB/TWIN River Casino in its chapter 11 cases, the ad hoc committee of bondholders in Black Gaming LLC, and certain senior secured noteholders of Majestic Casinos LLC. Prior to joining Cadwalader, Mr. Greenberg was an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges. He is a frequent author on restructuring topics and a co-author of The PRC Enterprise Bankruptcy Law: The People’s Work in Progress (Beard Group, Inc., 2008). Mr. Greenberg received his J.D., with honors, from Emory Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Boston University. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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