Cadwalader Recognized Among 2015 Best Law Firms; Wins Fourth Consecutive Derivatives "Law Firm of the Year" Award

November 03, 2014

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report / Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, with several practices in a wide range of areas listed both nationally and in key U.S. metropolitan areas.

In addition, for the fourth consecutive year, Cadwalader was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Derivatives and Futures Law. Only one law firm in each of the nationally ranked legal practice areas receives this recognition.

Cadwalader earned National Tier 1 Rankings in the following practice areas:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Litigation-Antitrust
  • Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • Litigation-Real Estate
  • Litigation-Securities
  • Patent Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law       

Cadwalader also was ranked nationally in the areas of Antitrust Law; Energy Law; Health Care Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Litigation-Intellectual Property; Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions; Litigation-Patent; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; and Project Finance Law.

The firm received the following Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings:

  • Charlotte: Banking and Finance Law, Derivatives and Futures Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law.
  • Houston: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law.
  • New York City: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Derivatives and Futures Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Equipment Finance Law, Health Care Law, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Litigation-Real Estate, Litigation-Securities, Patent Law, Real Estate Law, Securities Regulation, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates Law.
  • Washington, D.C.: Antitrust Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Derivatives and Futures Law, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Bankruptcy.

In addition, the firm received Metropolitan rankings in Houston for Energy Law and Project Finance Law; and in New York City for Administrative/Regulatory Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law.

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