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CREFC Annual Conference 2021

June 16-17, 2021

Cadwalader is proud to sponsor CREFC's Annual June Conference where partner Stuart Goldstein will serve as a conference co-chair. 

Related Attorney(s): Stuart Goldstein, David Burkholder
Related Practice(s): LIBOR Preparedness Team, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte
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VOLS 'New York, Together' Virtual Awards

June 17, 2021

Cadwalader's Aisha Greene and Annie Mohan will be honored at the “New York, Together” benefit hosted by Volunteers of Legal Service - VOLS.

Related Office(s): New York
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The USA: A Closer Look at the World’s Largest Trust Jurisdictions

June 24, 2021

Dean Berry, chair of the firm's Private Client Group, will speak on an upcoming virtual panel presented by STEP Web Events. 

Related Attorney(s): Dean Berry
Related Practice(s): Private Wealth
Related Office(s): New York
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Clients & Friends Memos

Securities Litigation Update: Eighth Circuit Endorses Striking Class-Action Allegations on the Pleadings, Setting Appellate-Level Precedent for Early Termination of Putative Securities Class Actions

June 11, 2021

On June 3, 2021, in Donelson v. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ordered class-action allegations in a putative securities fraud class action stricken on the pleadings under Rule 12(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and directed the matter to arbitration.  The decision is significant not only for its broad application of an arbitration clause to federal securities fraud claims, but as a rare appellate-level endorsement for striking class allegations under Rule 12(f)—which permits a court to strike from a pleading “an insufficient defense or any redundant, immaterial, impertinent, or scandalous matter”—prior to class discovery and a motion for class certification.

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Jonathan Watkins, Adam Magid
Related Practice(s): Corporate & Financial Services Litigation & Regulation, Global Litigation
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DOJ Casts the FCPA Spotlight on Brazil-Related Enforcement

June 11, 2021

On May 25, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) unsealed an indictment charging two Austrian citizens, Peter Weinzierl (“Weinzierl”) and Alexander Waldstein (“Waldstein”), for their roles in a scheme to launder hundreds of millions of dollars through the U.S. financial system on behalf of the Brazilian construction conglomerate, Odebrecht S.A. (“Odebrecht”). The indictment alleges that Weinzierl and Waldstein helped Odebrecht funnel money to offshore accounts to pay bribes to government officials in Brazil, Panama, and Mexico.

Related Attorney(s): Kevin Roberts, Lex Urban, Duncan Grieve, Stephen Weiss
Related Practice(s): FCPA Enforcement and Compliance, Global Litigation, White Collar Defense and Investigations
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Securities Litigation Update: First Circuit Endorses Broad View of Extraterritorial Reach of the Federal Securities Laws, Cementing Split with the Second Circuit on the Meaning of a “Domestic” Transaction

May 26, 2021

On May 10, 2021, in SEC v. Morrone, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that the federal securities laws apply to securities transactions as long as “irrevocable liability”—the point at which parties become legally bound to carry out the transaction—occurs in the United States.  The Court thus joined the Ninth Circuit in rejecting the Second Circuit’s more defendant-friendly approach to extraterritoriality, under which a defendant may avoid liability by showing that the claims “are so predominantly foreign as to be impermissibly extraterritorial.”  Until the Supreme Court resolves this circuit split, plaintiffs asserting securities claims involving foreign transactions likely will steer clear of the Second Circuit, opting for circuits that have rejected such fact-intensive defenses.


Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Jonathan Watkins, Adam Magid
Related Practice(s): Corporate & Financial Services Litigation & Regulation, Global Litigation
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Brass Tax

BrassTax is a monthly newsletter that provides clear and concise insights on important tax developments.

Related Attorney(s): Linda Swartz, Jason Schwartz, Mark Howe, Adam Blakemore, Gary Silverstein
Related Practice(s): Corporate Taxation, Mergers & Acquisitions Taxation, Restructurings & Bankruptcies Taxation, Securitization & Structured Products Taxation, Tax, Tax Controversy

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Fund Finance Friday

Fund Finance Friday is a weekly market intelligence update for the fund finance market from Cadwalader. 

Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia, Wesley Misson, Tim Hicks, Kurt Oosterhouse, Samantha Hutchinson, Brian Foster
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

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REF News & Views

REF News & Views is a monthly newsletter comprised of news and commentary around legal matters concerning mortgage finance, mezzanine finance, loan sales and construction finance.

Related Attorney(s): Duncan Hubbard, Fredric Altschuler, Alan Lawrence, Holly Chamberlain, Bonnie Neuman, Steven Herman, Melissa Hinkle, Matthew Robertson, Christopher Dickson
Related Practice(s): Construction Finance, Joint Ventures, Loan Sales, Management & Leasing, Mezzanine Finance, Mortgage Finance, Real Estate, Real Estate Acquisitions & Dispositions, Real Estate Restructuring, Real Estate Workouts & Restructurings

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State Attorney General Insider

State Attorney General Insider is a newsletter on the latest notable cases and updates from within the State Attorneys General community.

Related Attorney(s): Douglas Gansler, Jodi Avergun, Jason Halper, Ellen Holloman, Joel Mitnick
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation, State Attorneys General Practice

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Our podcasts delve into the legal trends shaping global business – from financial regulations to fund finance, investigations and more.

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‘Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations’ – EQT Discuss Their ESG Capital Call Facilities

February 12, 2021

In this episode of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Cadwalader partner Nathan Parker is joined by EQT Managing Director Adam Larsson and Debevoise & Plimpton partner Thomas Smith to discuss the market-leading ESG linked capital call facilities put in place by EQT in the second part of last year.

Related Attorney(s): Nathan Parker
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

'Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations' - Catching Up with Michael Sinclair of People’s United Bank

December 18, 2020

In this episode of Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Michael Sinclair of People’s United Bank joins Mike Mascia to discuss the fund finance happenings at People’s United as well as current market developments and predictions for 2021.


Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance

'Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations' — LIBOR Transition Update with Jeffrey Nagle

December 4, 2020

In today’s Fund Finance Friday: Industry Conversations, Jeff Nagle of Cadwalader’s LIBOR Preparedness Team joins Mike Mascia and gives a plain-English summary of what a fund finance banker needs to know about this week’s LIBOR transition updates from the ICE Benchmark Administration and the U.S. and UK regulators.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia, Jeffrey Nagle
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance, LIBOR Preparedness Team



Making a Mark on Our Communities: Pro Bono Report 2020

Cadwalader's research and intelligence platform provides analysis on changes in U.S. financial regulation. Subscribers receive a daily newsletter interpreting new laws, rules and enforcement actions that impact financial institutions.