The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 37 Cadwalader Attorneys in 21 Areas of Practice

August 04, 2010

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms, announced that 37 attorneys in 21 different areas of practice have been named to the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers based on a rigorous peer-review process.

The firm’s lawyers were chosen as leaders in the areas of Administrative, Antitrust, Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Derivatives, Employee Benefits, Equipment Finance, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Securities, Structured Finance, Tax, and Trusts and Estates. Cadwalader also placed in the top group of firms in the categories of Derivatives Law in the U.S. and Structured Finance in New York.

“It is gratifying that practitioners in a wide variety of practice areas, and resident in all of our U.S. offices, were recognized by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers as among the best in their fields,” said Christopher White, Cadwalader’s Chairman. “These attorneys exemplify Cadwalader’s commitment to provide premier legal counsel and outstanding client service.”

The publication named the following lawyers: James Carroll (Banking, Real Estate, Structured Finance), Stuart Goldstein (Structured Finance), and Francisco Linares (Derivatives) from Cadwalader’s Charlotte office; New York-based Richard Aborn (Equipment Finance), Fredric Altschuler (Real Estate), Louis Bevilacqua (Corporate), Dennis Block (Corporate Governance and Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions), Kathy Chin (Health Care), George Davis (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights), Michael Gambro (Structured Finance), Anna Glick (Structured Finance), Bronislaw Grala (Employee Benefits), Ronald Hopkinson (Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity), Christopher Hughes (Intellectual Property), Robert Lawrence III (Trusts and Estates), Steven Lofchie (Administrative, Derivatives, Securities), Gregory Markel (Commercial Litigation), David Miller (Tax), Christopher Mirick (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights), Deryck Palmer (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights), Patrick Quinn (Structured Finance), John Rapisardi (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights), Richard Schetman (Derivatives), Jordan Schwartz (Structured Finance), Ray Shirazi (Derivatives), Louis Solomon (Bet-the Company and Commercial Litigation), Lary Stromfeld (Derivatives, Structured Finance), Linda Swartz  (Tax), Andrew Troop (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights), Christopher White (Real Estate), and John Zizzo (Real Estate); and Raymond Banoun (Criminal Defense: White-Collar), Mark Ellenberg (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law), Bruce Hiler (Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Securities Law), Michael Horowitz (Criminal Defense: White-Collar), James Robinson (Criminal Defense: White-Collar), and Charles “Rick” Rule (Antitrust) of the Washington office.

Best Lawyers made its selections based on more than 3 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys in the country, as well as thousands of extensive telephone interviews with leading attorneys throughout the balloting process.