Cadwalader Recognized as a 2016 Top Law Firm; Named Best Derivatives Law Firm for Fifth Consecutive Year

November 23, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings, with 24 practice areas ranked nationally and 35 ranked regionally in key U.S. metropolitan areas.

Cadwalader was also named “Law Firm of the Year” in Derivatives and Futures Law for the fifth time in six years since the rankings were first introduced. Only one law firm in each of the nationally ranked legal practice areas receives this recognition.

Cadwalader earned National Tier 1 Rankings in the following practice areas:

• Banking and Finance Law

• Commercial Litigation

• Corporate Law

• Derivatives and Futures Law

• Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

• Litigation - Antitrust

• Litigation - Bankruptcy

• Litigation - Real Estate

• Litigation - Securities

• Real Estate Law

• Securities Regulation

• Securitization and Structured Finance Law

• Tax Law

• Trusts & Estates Law       

Cadwalader was also ranked nationally in the areas of Antitrust Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Equipment Finance Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation - Patent; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Patent Law and Securities / Capital Markets Law. 

The firm received the following Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings:

Charlotte: Banking and Finance Law, Derivatives and Futures Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law.

Houston: Derivatives and Futures Law.

New York City: Commercial Litigation, Derivatives and Futures Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Health Care Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Securities, Real Estate Law, Securities Regulation, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates Law.

Washington, D.C.: Antitrust Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Derivatives and Futures Law, Litigation - Antitrust, and Litigation - Bankruptcy.

Additionally, the firm received the following Metropolitan rankings:

Charlotte: Real Estate Law.

New York City: Administrative / Regulatory Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Equipment Finance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, Patent Law and Securities / Capital Markets Law.

Washington D.C.: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

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