Cadwalader Commended in 2010 IFLR 1000

October 07, 2009

Finance and Transactional Law Publication Recognizes Firm in Several Practices

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, was recognized as a leading firm in several practice areas in both the U.S. and the U.K. in the 2010 edition of the IFLR 1000, a publication focused exclusively on finance and transactional law firms.

IFLR 1000 ranked Cadwalader among the top firms in the United States in the areas of Bank Lending; Capital Markets – Structured Finance and Securitization; Financial Services Regulatory; Mergers and Acquisitions; and Restructuring and Insolvency.

Capital Markets Department Co-Chairs Michael Gambro and Patrick Quinn were named as leading lawyers, as were finance partner Steven Lofchie, a regulatory lawyer and Co-Chair of the Financial Services group. With a Mergers and Acquisitions practice among the top in the country, senior partner Dennis Block was described by competitors as a “talent” and “pillar of the practice.” The Restructuring team was highlighted for a very high “core level of talent,” with “good, smart lawyers” who bring “very good business perspective” and know “when to be tough and hold firm.” Restructuring partners George Davis, Mark Ellenberg, Deryck Palmer, John Rapisardi and Andrew Troop were all tapped as leading lawyers.

In the U.K., the firm was noted as a leader in the areas of Capital Markets – Structured Finance and Securitization and Restructuring and Insolvency, with partner Richard Nevins singled out for his “practicality” and understanding of client’s commercial objectives.

“IFLR’s rankings highlight our strength of capabilities across multiple practice areas,” said Christopher White, Cadwalader’s Chairman. “These results demonstrate the high level of service we provide to our clients and why they entrust us to handle their most complex deals in both the United Kingdom and the United States.”

The IFLR 1000’s rankings reflect the opinions of clients and competitors of law firms, which are gathered during an extensive interview process and which include information on deals, clients and leading lawyers.