The Washingtonian Names Four Cadwalader Partners to its 'Best Lawyers' List

December 04, 2013

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading advisors to corporations and financial institutions, is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s partners are named among Washington, D.C.’s best legal minds in the December 2013 issue of The Washingtonian magazine. The list includes approximately 1,000 attorneys across 30 practice areas.

Charles "Rick" Rule and Jonathan Kanter are included in the area of antitrust law. Rule, head of Cadwalader’s Antitrust group and Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington office, and Kanter provide U.S. and international antitrust advice to major corporations in connection with “bet your company” matters, particularly high-profile mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Mark Ellenberg, co-chair of the firm’s Financial Restructuring department, is recognized in the bankruptcy category. Ellenberg advises debtors and creditors in complex financial restructuring, workout, and bankruptcy matters.

Kenneth Wainstein, co-chair of Cadwalader’s Business Fraud and White Collar Defense department, is recognized among the top national security attorneys. Wainstein focuses on corporate internal investigations and civil and criminal enforcement proceedings.

According to The Washingtonian, the nation’s capital is home to approximately 80,000 lawyers. For its annual Best Lawyers list, the magazine identifies the city’s leading attorneys through a selection process that includes mailing surveys to thousands of lawyers, asking whom they deem the best among their peers. The process also features several layers of research and reporting, calling and e-mailing attorneys to solicit their input, and reviewing notable recent successes and accomplishments of area professionals.