Cadwalader Enhances Financial Regulation Team With Partner Christopher Horn

June 17, 2024

Cadwalader has added Christopher Horn, a widely recognized industry leader in the regulation of securitization transactions, as a partner in the firm’s New York office, effective today.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Chris to our firm,” said Cadwalader Managing Partner Pat Quinn. “He has deep experience in legal and regulatory issues that are highly important to our clients involved with securitizations and structured financings. Chris’s arrival augments what’s already a deep bench of senior regulatory lawyers who are integrated into our core capital markets, financial services, corporate and litigation teams.”

With over 25 years of experience advising clients on regulatory matters, Chris is a leading contributor to critical industry initiatives, overseeing high-profile projects for the Structured Finance Association and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Chris, who is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Securitization and Structured Finance Committee, frequently speaks with the media and before industry associations, writes for leading journals and teaches future generations of practitioners as an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law, where he has taught “Law of Securitization” for over 15 years.

The addition of Chris is the latest enhancement to Cadwalader’s continued strategic expansion of its financial regulation capabilities. In less than two years, the firm has welcomed former FDIC Deputy General Counsel and banking industry veteran Andrew Karp, top UK financial regulatory partner Alix Prentice, CFTC regulatory partner Peter Malyshev, and former FTC lawyer and leading fintech and consumer financial services partner Mercedes Tunstall, as well as a host of new partners in related practices.

“I’m grateful for the chance to join a market-leading financial regulation practice,” Chris said. “Cadwalader is synonymous with cutting-edge transactional work, and I look forward to contributing my regulatory background and experience to advance our clients’ goals.”

As Cadwalader continues to advise clients who are subject to increasing regulatory oversight or engaged in evolving and novel financings, such as capital relief transactions, Chris brings a substantial level of reliable, thoughtful and respected experience. Notably, he is a leader of the SFA’s Basel III Endgame and SIFMA’s SEC Rule 192 task forces.

“Having an elite regulatory practice is critical to our transactional capabilities – and what sets our firm apart,” said Cadwalader Financial Services Co-Chair Jamie Frazier. “Chris has a unique blend of knowledge and experience that will add tremendous value to our clients.”