Cadwalader's Global Litigation Group Recognized as Market Leader by Clients, Peers

December 06, 2019

Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group has garnered praise from a range of key legal industry watchers throughout the year. The leading legal guides and directories base their rankings on client surveys and interviews with professional references.

In the recently published 2020 U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers rankings, the firm earned National Tier 1 rankings in Commercial Litigation, Patent Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and Securities Litigation. Cadwalader also is nationally ranked in Antitrust Law, Bankruptcy Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation. In the New York metropolitan rankings, Cadwalader received Tier 1 honors in Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and Securities Litigation, and is ranked in Antitrust Law, Bankruptcy Litigation and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. In Charlotte, the firm received Tier 1 rankings in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement Litigation (SEC, Telecom, Energy) and Securities Litigation, and also is ranked in Criminal Defense: White-Collar.

“While our top priority is always client service and results, we are pleased that Cadwalader’s expanding Litigation offering increasingly is being recognized for the quality of its work and industry leadership,” said Jason Halper, chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Group.

In August, partner Anne Tompkins was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte for Criminal Defense: White-Collar by The Best Lawyers in America, an honor she also received in 2018. The Global Litigation team’s Todd Blanche, Jason Halper, Jonathan Hoff, Christopher Hughes and Joel Mitnick also were recognized.

Earlier this year, the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 US recommended Cadwalader in three key litigation categories: Securities Litigation-Defense; Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense; and Corporate investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals. The firm also climbed in the Securities Litigation rankings. The group’s Jodi Avergun, Todd Blanche, Gillian Burns, Jason Halper, Jared Stanisci, Anne Tompkins and Jonathan Watkins were commended, with clients extolling the team’s “great communication and coordination, as well as efficient staffing and resourcing.”

The firm’s Global Litigation Group, with lawyers in New York, Washington, Charlotte, London and Brussels, has represented nearly every major financial institution in high-stakes civil litigation, regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations, drawing on a unique understanding of the underlying products and markets to best serve clients. The White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice guides clients through criminal investigations, regulatory proceedings and civil litigation, designing novel dispute resolution strategies and implementing compliance policies, procedures and systems. The team also has established a particular focus in the controlled substances, healthcare and life sciences fields, as well as the burgeoning legal cannabis industry.