July 01, 2019
Cadwalader is recommended in three key litigation categories in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 US: Securities Litigation - Defense; Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense; and Corporate investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals.
The firm climbed in the Securities Litigation rankings and garnered numerous testimonials. “[Cadwalader] has a team of litigators as good as any other in securities litigation,” stated one client. Another averred that the practice is known for “great communication and coordination, as well as efficient staffing and resourcing.”
Jason Halper, chair of Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group, is noted for providing “steady, practical and experienced guidance on strategy and outlook; he is unflappable and has great judgment." Clients also praised special counsels Gillian Burns and Jared Stanisci for “consistent, strong, thoughtful and timely work product,” and recommended partner Jonathan Watkins.
Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group is recognized for its work in numerous high-stakes investigations and enforcement actions, as well as several significant individual representations. Group chair Jodi Avergun and partners Todd Blanche, Anne Tompkins and Jonathan Watkins are recommended.
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.
The Legal 500 assesses the strengths and capabilities of law firms in more than 150 jurisdictions. The rankings are based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers.