August 18, 2014
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, announced that Steven Lofchie has been named the 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Securities Regulation in New York by The Best Lawyers in America, a recognition awarded to only one lawyer per practice and metropolitan area.
Steven Lofchie, a partner and co-chair of Cadwalader’s Financial Services Group, advises financial institutions on regulatory issues and on derivatives and other financial instruments. He counsels funds, broker-dealers and banks regarding regulatory and transactional issues, and his regulatory practice addresses virtually all the securities law-related statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to these institutions and their affiliates.
“This recognition is a testament to Steven’s judgment and experience in providing service to the Firm’s clients,” said Pat Quinn, Managing Partner-elect of Cadwalader. “His creativity, vision and insight are unparalleled in the industry.”
“In today’s regulatory environment, given its complexity and speed of change, it is impossible for any individual to be the best regulatory lawyer,” said Steven Lofchie. “Any individual award is really a recognition of the combined skills and work of the Financial Services Group’s regulatory team.”
Lofchie is also the founder of the Cadwalader Cabinet, a web-based financial regulatory knowledge and intelligence platform that provides news, research tools, topical guides, legal treatises and compliance manuals. The Cadwalader Cabinet recently launched a streamlining workflow and cost-saving client services component, Knowledge Driven Systems (KDS), which enables financial service practitioners to perform legal, compliance and transactional tasks through an interactive online solution.
Lofchie received his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and has M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he was a General Motors Fellow. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Yale Law Journal. He also is a Senior Fellow on the Center for Stability, a non-partisan think tank focused the financial markets.
Cadwalader is featured prominently in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with 43 lawyers across 29 practice areas recognized in the guide.
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys through exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in these surveys from their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
Patrick Quinn and Ruth Merisier discuss the legal profession, working at Cadwalader, and more.