Cadwalader Names Five Special Counsel

September 01, 2009

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP announced today that five attorneys have been promoted to Special Counsel.

“Each of these talented lawyers has demonstrated outstanding legal skills managing complex matters for our clients, and made valuable contributions to the firm's continued growth and development in a variety of other ways, including pro bono, recruiting, marketing and diversity efforts. We are happy to recognize their accomplishments and contributions by promoting them to Special Counsel and congratulate them on their achievements,” stated Christopher White, Cadwalader’s Chairman.

The attorneys are:

Andrew Forman, a member of the Antitrust Group resident in Washington, D.C., counsels clients in a wide-range of antitrust matters, including in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, and private antitrust litigation. Mr. Forman, a former attorney at the Federal Trade Commission and judicial law clerk at the D.C. Court of Appeals, received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University and his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Washington University in St. Louis.

Shelly L. Goldklang is a member of the Business Fraud and Complex Litigation Group who advises clients on a wide variety of white collar criminal and regulatory matters, including issues involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, and criminal tax. Prior to joining Cadwalader, Ms. Goldklang was a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice’s Tax Division, Criminal Enforcement Section, where she also spent six months detailed to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Resident in the Washington, D.C. office, Ms. Goldklang received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.

Douglas Mintz has experience in all aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring, representing secured lenders, debtors, and official and ad hoc creditors' committees. Mr. Mintz also has extensive experience with DIP financing and asset sales. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. A member of the Financial Restructuring Department, resident in the Washington, D.C. office, he also serves as Managing Editor of Cadwalader's Restructuring Review.

Robert Pollaro, a New York-based litigator in the Intellectual Property Group, handles patent litigation in all areas of technology, including consumer electronics, computer hardware/software and telecommunications. He also advises clients on intellectual property matters relating to licensing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and appeals. He received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Before graduating from law school, Mr. Pollaro was a structural engineer for Dames & Moore.

Jeffrey Robins represents broker-dealers, securities exchanges, industry associations and hedge funds in regulatory and transactional matters. His regulatory practice is concentrated in the area of securities regulation of broker-dealers and the structuring of financing and derivatives transactions for multi-entity financial organizations subject to a variety of regulatory regimes, while his transactional work focuses on prime-brokerage and over-the-counter derivatives. A member of the Financial Services Department, resident in New York, he received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, and both an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies and a B.A., with distinction, in Political Science from Stanford. Mr. Robins served as a clerk for the Honorable Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.