October 15, 2012
Lawyers in more than 20 areas of practice at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s most prominent legal advisors to leading corporations and financial institutions, were named in the 2012 metropolitan New York edition of Super Lawyers. The publication lists outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as well as rising stars.
The Cadwalader attorneys chosen by Super Lawyers (and their practice areas) are Richard Aborn (Aviation, Business/Corporate); Charles Adelman (Tax); Fredric Altschuler (Real Estate); Louis Bevilacqua (Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance); Kathy Chin (Health Care, General Litigation, Business Litigation); George Davis (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); Michael Gambro (Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate); Broni Grala (Employee Benefits/ERISA); Steven Herman (Real Estate, Banking); Jonathan Hoff (Securities Litigation, Business Litigation, Corporate Governance & Compliance); Ronald Hopkinson (Mergers & Acquisitions); Christopher Hughes (Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property); Steven Lofchie (Securities & Corporate Finance, Banking); Gregory Markel (Securities Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, General Litigation); William McInerney (Real Estate); David Miller (Tax); Richard Nugent (Tax); Patrick Quinn (Securities & Corporate Finance, Real Estate); John Rapisardi (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); Sharon Richardson (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); Jordan Schwartz (Securities & Corporate Finance); Martin Seidel (Securities Litigation, Corporate Governance & Compliance, Antitrust Litigation); Ronit Setton (Securities Litigation, Business Litigation, Antitrust Litigation); Ray Shirazi (Securities & Corporate Finance); Louis Solomon (Business Litigation, General Litigation, Antitrust Litigation); Debra Brown Steinberg (Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation); Lary Stromfeld (Securities & Corporate Finance, Bonds/Government Finance); Linda Swartz (Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); and Christopher White (Real Estate, International).
Receiving special recognition was Litigation Department Co-Chairman Gregory A. Markel who was named among the Top 100 New York Super Lawyers for the third consecutive year. Attorneys named Rising Stars were Jared Facher (Health Care, General Litigation); David Gingold ( Securities & Corporate Finance); and Stephanie Marcantonio (Health Care, Non-Profit, Corporate Governance & Compliance).
Those tapped by Super Lawyers represent only 5% of metropolitan New York-area attorneys. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, all of which result in a diverse listing of the top attorneys in each state. Lawyers are also asked to nominate Rising Stars, the best attorneys who are 40 or under or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, who they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.