For the second year in a row, Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group was named an “Awesome Opponent” by BTI Consulting Group in its 2018 survey of general counsel and in-house litigation heads, which asks which firms they would least like to see as opponents.
Situated within Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group, our trial lawyers excel at winning high-stakes cases for clients. We plan for trial from day one, devising innovative strategies and themes in support of our primary goal: winning. This offensive approach puts our clients in more favorable positions whether the case is resolved at trial or before.
We represent clients in federal court, nationwide class actions, consolidated multidistrict litigation, parallel state-court proceedings, and other procedurally complex disputes in all sorts of matters, including M&A-related litigation; insurance and indemnification programs (D&O programs); substantial contract and business-tort disputes; securities, derivative, ERISA and RICO class actions; competition-related litigation; intellectual property; and international arbitration. Through our London-based disputes team, we also have extensive experience acting for clients appearing at the highest levels of the English court system. Our closely coordinated transatlantic team offers clients premier service in the U.S. and Europe’s major financial centers.
Backed by a bench of experienced litigators, subject matter experts, and a litigation support team, clients come to us for our ability to handle every aspect of their trial seamlessly. Efficiency is built into our model at every step, and clients reap the benefits of our team’s capacity to nimbly respond to case developments. Our team also boasts an impressive roster of accomplishments that give them unique insights into solving complex problems:
- A former U.S. Attorney and former Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the key business and governmental jurisdictions of SDNY, EDNY, EDVA and WDNC;
- A former senior SEC official with insights into decision making at the agency;
- Former federal judicial clerks;
- Dual US/UK qualifications;
- Specialized financial certifications, including a CPA, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Fraud Examiner; and
- Ph.D., bio-medical, engineering, and other advanced scientific degrees.
We also regularly appear in other adjudicative forums, including arbitration and administrative proceedings. In the U.S., we represent clients in DOJ, SEC, FINRA, CFTC, DEA, IRS, Federal Reserve, Treasury, and OFAC arbitrations and inquiries, as well as in arbitrations under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) and JAMS. Our London-based team has broad experience acting for international clients before the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority and the European Commission, in addition to a range of arbitral tribunals, including the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), as well as arbitrations subject to UNCITRAL arbitration rules.