Linda Filardi 

Counsel – New York
T.+1 212 504 6338
linda.filardi@cwt.com
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Linda Filardi is a counsel in the Fund Finance Group of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft in New York. Her practice focuses on leveraged finance, with an emphasis on sponsor acquisition finance and fund finance, including NAV facilities.

Linda spent more than 20 years in executive in-house legal positions for Fortune 100 financial institutions. Most recently, she served as Senior Director and Associate General Counsel at Capital One Bank, responsible for legal management of the Financial Institutions Group, Diversified Industries, Leveraged Finance, Direct Lending, Regional Banking and Municipal Finance. Prior to joining Capital One, she was Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Antares Capital, which was previously the leveraged finance business of GE Capital sold to the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, where she managed all aspects of the Sponsor Finance Group’s NY/CA originated transactions for over 15 years. She started her GE career in Tokyo, Japan where she covered the Global Financial Restructuring Business in Asia. At GE, she also served as the Vice Chair of the GE Political Action Committee.

Linda started her legal career at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, where she was a corporate finance and securities lawyer. Before beginning her legal career, Linda was an Assistant Treasurer at American Express Bank, where she worked as a credit analyst in the aircraft leasing division after completing the nine-month Bank Credit Analyst Management Training Program.

Linda is on the Board of the Business Loan Coalition of the Loan Syndicated Trading Association and a member of the Primary Market Committee, a Regent of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and the Chair of the Secured Lending Committee and the Fund Finance Committee of the American Bar Association.

She received her J.D. magna cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law where she was Notes and Comments Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review. She completed a Master’s Program in International Affairs and Economics from The John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and holds a B.A. in Political Science from SUNY.

Linda Filardi 

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
    J.D., magna cum laude
  • The John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
    M.A.
  • State University of New York
    B.A.