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Cadwalader regularly publishes materials, including newsletters and news alerts of interest to our clients. Our communications portfolio also includes articles authored by our attorneys, as well as information about events in which our personnel will participate.

Articles & Books

High Court Oracle Copyright Ruling Is A Boon For Innovation

April 8, 2021


Many companies will look to the Supreme Court's decision in Google v. Oracle for guidance on the scope of Java's copyright protection. Cadwalader Intellectual Property attorneys Dorothy Auth, Howard Wizenfeld and Jaclyn Hellreich provide key takeaways.

Related Attorney(s): Dorothy Auth Ph.D., Howard Wizenfeld, Jaclyn Hellreich
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation, IP Due Diligence, ITC Litigation, Patent & Trade Secret Litigation, Patent Preparation & Prosecution, Trademark & Copyright Protection
Related Office(s): New York, Washington
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Lexology GTDT's Securities Litigation 2021

March 31, 2021

Lexology GTDT

Cadwalader attorneys provide an overview of recent securities litigation news from around the world for Lexology GTDT’s “Securities Litigation 2021.” Global Litigation Chair Jason Halper is the contributing editor of the guide. 

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Jared Stanisci, Gillian Burns, Sara Bussiere, Victor Bieger
Related Practice(s): Corporate & Financial Services Litigation & Regulation, Global Litigation, Securities Enforcement and Compliance
Related Office(s): New York
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LIBOR Update

March 30, 2021

Related Attorney(s): William Lo
Related Practice(s): LIBOR Preparedness Team, Real Estate
Related Office(s): London
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Opal Group's Celebrating Women in Structured Finance and Fintech 2021

April 27-28, 2021

Cadwalader partner Claire Puddicombe will be speaking at Opal Group's "Celebrating Women in Structured Finance and Fintech 2021" virtual event on April 27.

Related Attorney(s): Claire Puddicombe
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Securitization & Asset Based Finance
Related Office(s): London
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Clients & Friends Memos

CFPB Suit Against Student Loan Trusts Dismissed

April 01, 2021

On March 26, 2021, Judge Maryellen Noreika of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. The National Collegiate Master Student Loan Trusts, finding, inter alia, that the CFPB’s suit was constitutionally defective due to the CFPB’s untimely attempt to ratify the prosecution of the litigation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Related Attorney(s): Ellen Holloman, Neil Weidner, Cheryl Barnes, Rachel Rodman, Scott Cammarn, Ailsa Chau
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Financial Regulation, Global Litigation, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, White Collar Defense and Investigations
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Interest in SPACs—Special Purpose Acquisition Companies—is booming…and so is the risk of litigation.

March 31, 2021

If 2020 was the “year of the SPAC,” 2021 may be the year of SPAC litigation. SPACs—Special Purpose Acquisition Companies—are publicly traded companies launched as vehicles to raise capital to acquire a target company. Often called blank-check companies, SPACs are companies in which shareholders buy shares without knowing which company the SPAC will target and acquire. Investors place their faith in the sponsor: the entity or management team that forms the SPAC.

Related Attorney(s): Stephen Fraidin, Gregory Patti, Jason Halper, Jared Stanisci, Sara Bussiere, Victor Bieger, Victor Celis
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Global Litigation, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
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Supreme Court to Weigh in on Presumption of Reliance in Securities Class Actions: Goldman Sachs v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System

March 30, 2021

On March 29, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., et al. v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, et al., No. 20-222. The closely-watched case raises a host of important issues concerning the substantive and procedural requirements for certifying a securities fraud class action.

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Matthew Karlan, Nicholas Caros
Related Practice(s): 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, Jeremy Cross, 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, Jeremy Cross, 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



Our latest podcast covers the legacy of the “Car Wash” investigation and how Brazil fits into the global landscape of white-collar crime enforcement.

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