Cadwalader Shortlisted for Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America 2022 Awards

November 07, 2022

Cadwalader has been shortlisted by the Financial Times as part of the publication’s forthcoming “Innovative Lawyers North America” 2022 awards program and report that will highlight the firms and in-house teams “who are … using innovative approaches to deliver exceptional value to business and society.”

The firm’s shortlisted categories include:

– “Innovation in Client Delivery” for a firm-wide innovation program that empowers its attorneys to conceptualize legal tech solutions and seamlessly access the necessary internal resources and IT support to plan for their successful launch and implementation. As part of this initiative – named Cadwalader’s “1792 Accelerator” for the firm’s 1792 founding – attorneys are incentivized to adopt an innovation mindset as part of their daily client workflow.    

– “Innovation in Market Firsts” for an industry-leading Real Estate Finance practice that has advised clients through a period of pandemic-induced transition on some of the industry’s most complex and challenging transactions, including the revitalization of the hospitality finance market and advising the lenders in a $3 billion securitized refinancing of One Vanderbilt, the newly developed skyscraper in midtown NYC, and the largest-ever fixed-rate securitization secured by a single building. 

In the FT “Innovative Lawyers Europe” 2022 awards that were announced last month, Cadwalader was commended in the “Practice of Law: Overcoming barriers to investment and financing” category for advising on the first CRE CLO in Europe since the global financial crisis. 

FT “Innovative Lawyers” is a unique program that assesses lawyers on their innovation for clients and in their own businesses. The program consists of rankings and awards, based on independent research from RSGI and robust journalism from the FT. The North America 2022 results will be announced at an awards event in New York on December 5, and the rankings will be published in both print and online as an FT special report.