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May 20, 2013
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, announced today that partners Christopher A. Hughes and David S. Miller have been named at the top of their respective practices in the 2013 United States Lawyer Rankings.
Hughes is ranked first in the Intellectual Property category. He has been rated among the IP leaders for six consecutive years. Miller is top-ranked in the Tax category for the eighth consecutive year.
The head of Cadwalader's Intellectual Property Practice, Hughes is experienced in complex patent, trade secret, and trademark trials and litigation, as well as licensing, intellectual property counseling and IP due diligence in corporate transactions and bankruptcies. His experience spans myriad industries, including computer hardware and software, semiconductors, consumer products and industrial equipment, e-commerce and financial services matters, and a variety of sophisticated medical devices as well as alternative energy technology such as wind turbine systems.
Miller advises on the taxation of financial instruments and derivatives, cross-border lending transactions and other financings, international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, multinational corporate groups and partnerships, private equity and hedge funds, bankruptcy and workouts, high-net-worth individuals and families, and public charities and private foundations.
Attorneys are nominated for inclusion in the United States Lawyer Rankings by members of the bar, judiciary and senior management of large corporate and institutional clients. Lawyers are ranked based on confidential questionnaires that address general legal ability; negotiating, drafting and oral advocacy skills; creative thinking; staffing and case management abilities; and contributions to the body of knowledge in his/her practice area.