Leah Edelboim 

Partner – New York
T.+1 212 504 6366
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Leah Edelboim is a partner in Cadwalader’s Fund Finance practice. She has more than a decade of experience in fund finance transactions, having worked on some of the largest deals with the biggest syndicates.  

Leah advises banks and other financial institutions on syndicated, club and bilateral subscription credit facilities, as well as NAV facilities, hybrids, management fee lines, GP Financings, Capital Relief Trades and other, often bespoke, fund finance transactions. With significant experience in both borrower- and lender-side representations, Leah has often been called upon to help clients devise creative structures that reflect evolving regulatory requirements and investor trends. She also has deep experience advising ratings agencies and providers of financial guaranty and other insurance products in fund finance transactions.

Leah’s industry leadership is reflected in her frequent role as faculty member, panelist, speaker and author on cutting-edge fund finance issues. She often speaks at key conferences hosted by the Fund Finance Association, the Practising Law Institute, Women in Fund Finance and Mondaq; and has delivered intensive trainings for in-house legal teams. Leah is a regular contributor to Cadwalader’s weekly newsletter, Fund Finance Friday, and serves as a speaker or moderator at the firm’s annual Finance Forum, which brings together hundreds of financial services industry participants each year.

In addition to her practice and related activities, Leah is focused on the mentorship of junior professionals, both at Cadwalader and in the profession. She is a member of and serves on the U.S. planning committee for Women in Fund Finance, where she has orchestrated a number of events and has been a featured speaker, and the Fund Finance Association, where she volunteers her time on the professional development of up-and-coming lawyers via serving as a faculty member for FFA University and the association’s Next Gen group. Her community efforts also extend to Justice Served, a law firm initiative that supports the Food Bank of New York City.

Before entering private practice she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Shelley C. Chapman (Ret.) in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to entering her career as a lawyer, Leah was a television journalist and producer with Bloomberg News.

Leah received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law and her B.A. in Political Science and Psychological and Brain Sciences, with highest honors, from The Johns Hopkins University. She also holds an LL.M. in bankruptcy law from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Scholarship.

Leah Edelboim 


  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • Hon. Shelley C. Chapman
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York


  • St. John's University School of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
    J.D., cum laude
  • Johns Hopkins University