Cadwalader Adds Leading Finance Partner Angela Batterson

May 17, 2022

New partner expands the firm’s corporate finance capabilities.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP continues to broaden the capabilities of its Finance Group with the addition of partner Angela Batterson in New York. Batterson joins Cadwalader from Jones Day, where she was a partner.

Batterson has advised clients in complex leveraged financing transactions across a broad array of industries, including health care, telecommunications, media, manufacturing, and energy, for 20 years. She represents financial institutions, sponsors, issuers, and mezzanine providers in all manner of private debt financings, including in connection with secured and unsecured senior credit facilities, first lien/second lien credit facilities, unitranche facilities, and mezzanine financings. Batterson also advises on intercreditor agreements and distressed debt financings, including debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings, fund to fund loans, and senior housing loans.

Batterson also has significant experience advising non-bank lenders in fund finance transactions, with particular expertise in net asset value (NAV) lending, an area in which Cadwalader is an acknowledged market leader.

“Finance is so central to what we do for our clients, and Angie possesses deep experience in several key areas critical to our clients,” said Cadwalader managing partner Pat Quinn. “She’s a very significant addition to our Finance Group.”

Wes Misson, Cadwalader’s Finance Group co-chair and head of Fund Finance, U.S., said: “Angie is a highly skilled finance lawyer and will be an important go-to resource for our preeminent global Fund Finance practice. She adds additional leadership to our already deep bench of NAV lending practitioners.”

Added Finance Group co-chair Bonnie Neuman: “Our bank and non-bank clients provide a wide array of financing options in the market. Over her career, Angie has provided the kind of first-rate guidance that will be of immediate benefit as our clients address critical challenges and opportunities.”

Batterson is a frequent speaker and has recently covered topics as unitranche, agreements among lenders in workouts, along with the practical impact on recent revisions to Section 956 of the Internal Revenue Code. She is the past chair of the State Bar of Georgia UCC Committee and has extensive experience in all areas of asset-based lending, with respect to both domestic and cross-border transactions.

“Cadwalader is so highly regarded for its excellence in finance and its dominant position advising financial institutions,” Batterson said. “My many years of experience in leveraged finance and fund finance, along with other financing areas, is a great fit with Cadwalader’s existing, first-rate capabilities.”

Batterson’s arrival follows a number of recent partner additions, including Matthew Smith and Bevis Metcalfe in European leveraged finance and private credit; Peter Malyshev and Mercedes Tunstall in Financial Services, Helen Maher in Global Litigation, and Kiran Kadekar and Michael Bergmann in Corporate.