Cadwalader Recognized as Industry Leader by Chambers

June 15, 2010

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s most prominent law firms, has been recognized for excellence in a broad range of practice areas both nationally and by region by Chambers USA 2010, publisher of one of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession. Forty Nine of the firm’s attorneys were also recognized for their outstanding work.

The top Practice Groups and their rankings were as follows:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (#3 ranking)
  • Capital Markets: Derivatives (#2 ranking)
  • Capital Markets: Structured Products (#1 ranking)
  • Capital Markets: Securitization (#2 ranking)
  • Corporate/M&A (#4 ranking)
  • Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (#2 ranking)
  • Intellectual Property (#3 ranking – up from Band 4 in 2009)
  • Securities: Litigation (#2 ranking)
  • Tax: Corporate & Finance (#3 ranking)
  • Transportation: Aviation Finance (#4 ranking)

Of the forty-nine attorneys singled out for their exceptional work, eight received the top ranking, including Steven Lofchie, who was recognized in two practice areas, and two who were recognized as up-and-coming standout attorneys. Anna Glick also received a “star” ranking, the highest designation, in Capital Markets: Securitization.

Cadwalader lawyers who were recognized in the top rankings include:

  • Lary Stromfeld, Capital Markets: Derivatives
  • Steven D. Lofchie, Capital Markets: Derivatives, and Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance)
  • Jordan Schwartz, Capital Markets: Securitization
  • Richard Schetman, Capital Markets: Structured Products
  • Robert C Lawrence III, Wealth Management: Eastern Region
  • Dennis J. Block, Corporate/M&A
  • Chris Hughes, Intellectual Property
  • Bronislaw Grala, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Fredric L Altschuler, Real Estate: Finance

Cadwalader lawyers who were recognized as “up-and-coming” include:

  • Jonathan Kanter, Antitrust
  • Jason M Halper, Litigation: Securities

“The client facing nature of these rankings makes them a powerful representation of our work,” said Christopher White, Cadwalader’s Chairman. “I’m pleased that we continue to exceed client expectations.”

Chambers USA is a research-based guide to the country’s leading law firms and lawyers. Editorial comment is based on research, with quotations used to sum up the prevailing opinion in the market. The rankings are independent and objective and inclusion is based solely on the research team’s findings.