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September 30, 2009
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, was well represented in the 2009 New York edition of Super Lawyers. Thirty-one of the firm’s attorneys were chosen by the publication as outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, covering 20 separate practice areas. Only five percent of the practitioners in the New York area were selected for inclusion.
In addition, partner Dennis Block was again chosen by Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 attorneys in the New York Metro area.
“I am always proud when publications recognize the expertise and attention to client service demonstrated by the firm’s attorneys,” said Christopher White, Cadwalader’s Chairman. “The fact that Super Lawyers chose such a wide range of our practitioners in so many different practice areas was especially gratifying.”
The publication recognized Cadwalader attorneys in the areas of Antitrust Litigation, Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business/Corporate, Bonds/Government Finance, Business Litigation, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Employee Benefits/ERISA, Estate Planning & Probate, General Litigation, Health Care, Intellectual Property Litigation, International, Mergers & Acquisitions, Non-Profit, Real Estate, Securities & Corporate Finance, Securities Litigation, and Tax.
Super Lawyers employed a “rigorous selection process,” using a “multi-step evaluation process that incorporates peer recognition and personal achievement.” After taking nominations from the legal community and generating its own list of candidates, the publication’s research department “examined the background and experience” of those under consideration, assessing attributes, including results, experience, awards, pro bono activities, and scholarly activity. The candidates with the highest point totals underwent evaluation by a “blue ribbon panel” in their practice areas, before the publication made the final determinations.