Cadwalader Transaction Named IDD Deal of the Year

February 12, 2010

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, acted as lead counsel to the Pfizer in the $68 billion cash and stock acquisition of Wyeth Inc., a transaction named Deal of the Year by Investment Dealer’s Digest (IDD).

The IDD Deal of the Year Awards issue recognizes the people and the companies who created the most value for their clients and investors. This year, the editors selected the top deals in 12 industry categories, including private equity, energy, healthcare, technology, telecommunications, financial institutions, real estate, industrial, media, retail, and restructuring.

“We are proud that in the challenging investment environment of 2009, we were able to assist clients, such as Pfizer, in developing the creative strategies needed to get their deals done and honored that IDD has recognized this significant transaction.” said Chris White, Cadwalader’s Chairman.

The Cadwalader team was led by partner Dennis Block and also included partners Dorothy Auth, Jason Halper, Steve Herman, Stewart Kagan, Jonathan Kanter, William Mills, Richard Nugent, Rick Rule, and Linda Swartz; special counsel Mark Holdsworth; and associates Ryan Andreoli, Joshua Apfelroth, Stephen Blank, Jonathan Bliley, Adam Brajer, Erika Engelson, Anna Erenburg, Cheryl Howard, Jonathan Karas, James Langston, Elizabeth Mattern, Braden McCurrach, Brendan O’Leary, Michael Rosado, Christopher Slimm, and Ariel Zell.

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