Cadwalader Promotes Eight Attorneys to Special Counsel

November 20, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, today announced that it has promoted eight associates to Special Counsel.

“Cadwalader is proud to introduce our 2016 class of Special Counsel,” said Pat Quinn, Cadwalader's Managing Partner. “These up-and-coming lawyers from our multiple offices and practice groups represent the best talent that Cadwalader produces. The Firm’s ability to attract, develop and promote outstanding young attorneys is one of our great strengths and ensures exceptional service to our clients for many years to come.”

Kahn D. Hobbs, Capital Markets, Charlotte – Kahn’s practice is concentrated in the area of structured finance, with an emphasis on representing issuers, underwriters, purchasers and servicers in public and private asset securitization transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Kahn was the Director of Treasury and Financial Analysis with Safety-Kleen Corp. He received his B.S. from Colorado State University, his M.B.A. in International Business and Finance from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from The South Carolina School of Law.

Jacqueline Ingram, Financial Restructuring, London – Jacquie focuses on debt restructuring and reorganization, including contingency planning, insolvency and options analysis. She has a broad range of experience advising on complex and bespoke financial transactions, both within the UK and in key foreign jurisdictions. Jacquie works with a diverse client base, including CLO funds and distressed investors, banks, corporates and creditor committees. She earned  a B.A. (Hons) in Modern European Studies from Nottingham University and completed her LPC and GDL at Nottingham Law School.

Gregory Langsdale, Antitrust, Washington – Greg represents clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitration concerning a broad range of issues, including contract disputes, business torts, theft of trade secrets, commodities litigation, dealer terminations, and antitrust claims. He also provides counseling regarding supplier-distributor relationships, beer franchise laws and alcoholic beverage control regulations. Greg was named a 2015 "Rising Star" in Washington, D.C., by Super Lawyers magazine. A graduate of Wake Forest University, cum laude, Greg earned his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School.

William Yueh Liu, Financial Services, New York – Will’s practice focuses on transactional and advisory matters related to derivatives. He represents both buy and sell-side institutions in connection with the development, structuring, negotiation and documentation of a wide variety of financial products. Will has broad experience in representing leading swap dealers in connection with the negotiation and documentation of derivatives transactions. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Braden McCurrach, Corporate, New York – Braden counsels clients in a broad range of complex transactional matters, including public and private mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, proxy contests, tender offers, spinoffs and joint ventures. He also advises investment banks in their capacity as financial advisors on M&A and other transactions. Recently named a “Key Individual” for his work in M&A: Large Deals by The Legal 500 US, Braden was also recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a New York Metro mergers and acquisitions “Rising Star.” He received his A.B. from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Adam M. Roth, Energy, Houston – Adam focuses his practice on representing energy and commodities clients in various transactional matters, including project and infrastructure development, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and related energy trading agreements. In the area of project and infrastructure development, he represents developers, utilities, independent power producers and fuel suppliers. Adam has been named  a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers for the past three years. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from Georgetown University and his J.D., with high honors, from The University of Texas School of Law.

David I. Silverman, Corporate, New York – David, a member of Cadwalader’s Firm Committee, focuses his practice in the area of corporate law, with an emphasis on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds, venture capital and corporate finance. His clients include private equity funds and their portfolio companies, venture capital investors, large corporate entities, global investment banks and investment managers. David received his B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Binghamton University and his J.D., cum laude, from Boston University.

Nate Spanheimer, Capital Markets, Charlotte – Nathan represents investment banks and other institutional lenders in secured commercial lending transactions and CLOs. He has also advised both borrowers and lenders in syndicated credit facilities, bankruptcy exit facilities and hedge fund financings. One of Nathan’s recently completed cross-border lending facility transactions was nominated for Deal of The Month by Finance Monthly Magazine. He received his B.S. in Economics from Duke University and his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law.