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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

INSIGHT: Proposed Vertical Merger Guidelines - Increased Transparency or Opaque Glass?

Feb. 4, 2020

Bloomberg Law

New proposed vertical merger guidelines from the FTC and DOJ essentially codify the informal lore in the antitrust bar that vertical mergers generally pose less of a potential anticompetitive threat than certain horizontal mergers.

Related Attorney(s): Joel Mitnick, Ngoc Hulbig
Related Practice(s): Antitrust, Global Litigation
Related Office(s): New York
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Strategic Considerations For Litigating Alice Issues At Trial

Feb. 3, 2020


Michael Powell discusses the impact of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International on jury trials, including how Alice provides a separate invalidity defense that bypasses certain patent-friendly validity doctrines, such as motivation to combine and the secondary considerations of nonobviousness and how practitioners might tailor jury instructions, verdict forms and trial evidence when an Alice defense will be presented to the jury.


Related Attorney(s): Michael Powell
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation, Intellectual Property, Patent & Trade Secret Litigation
Related Office(s): New York
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The State of Play on Overcall Limitations

Jan. 27, 2020

Global Legal Insights

Cadwalader Finance Group co-chair Michael Mascia and partner Wesley Misson are co-authors of the “The State of Play on Overcall Limitations” chapter in the recently released Fund Finance 2020, a comprehensive guide to the fund finance market published by Global Legal Insights.

Related Attorney(s): Michael Mascia, Wesley Misson
Related Practice(s): Fund Finance
Related Office(s): Charlotte
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A CLE Discussion of Volcker 3.0

Feb. 19, 2020

Please join us for a discussion of proposed changes to the covered fund, securitization and foreign banking organization concepts under the newly proposed Volcker 3.0 regulations.

This event is limited to Cadwalader clients only.

Related Attorney(s): Scott Cammarn, Mark Chorazak, Gregg Jubin
Related Practice(s): Bank Regulation, Financial Regulation
Related Office(s): New York
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SFVegas 2020

Feb. 23-26, 2020

Cadwalader is proud to sponsor SFVegas 2020 where capital markets partner David Quirolo will be speaking on the "EU Securitization Regulations" panel on February 25. 

The three-and-a-half-day program is developed by industry leaders representing the full spectrum of market participants including investors, issuers, financial intermediaries, regulators, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers, and trustees.

Related Attorney(s): Joseph Beach, Suzanne Bell, Stephen Day, Michael Gambro, David Gingold, Gregg Jubin, Danielle Katz, Jed Miller, Peter Morreale, David Quirolo, Adam Risell, Ira Schacter, Jason Schwartz, Nathan Spanheimer, Peter Williams
Related Practice(s): CLOs, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Securitization & Asset Based Finance, Tax
Related Office(s): Charlotte, London, New York, Washington
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Harvard: Affirmative Action Battleground

February 25, 2020

The Cadwalader Civil Rights Series continues on February 25 with a discussion on Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard, the case that challenged Harvard’s affirmative action policy.

Related Office(s): New York
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Clients & Friends Memos

The Federal Circuit’s Polaris Decision Provides Insights Into The Constitutionality Of Inter Partes Reviews

Feb 14, 2020

As previously reported here, Judges Reyna, Hughes, and Wallach ordered additional briefing in Polaris Innovations Ltd. v. Kingston Technology Company—an inter partes review appeal—regarding the constitutionality of Administrative Patent Judges (“APJs”) that oversee patent validity challenges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”).

Related Attorney(s): John Moehringer, Danielle Tully, Michael Powell, Michael Sebba, Jaclyn Hellreich
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation, Intellectual Property
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Final Regulations on Expanded Authority of CFIUS to Review Foreign Investor Transactions Go into Effect

Feb 13, 2020

Eighteen months after President Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (“FIRRMA”) which broadened the power of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) to review foreign investments in the United States, final regulations to implement CFIUS’s expanded authority become effective on February 13, 2020.

Related Attorney(s): Joseph Moreno, Keith Gerver
Related Practice(s): Corporate, Global Litigation, White Collar Defense and Investigations
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2019 Year in Review: Securities Litigation and Enforcement

Feb 10, 2020

There was abundant federal securities litigation activity in 2019.  Plaintiffs not only continued to file securities lawsuits at record numbers, but repeatedly secured victories in cases on significant issues of law. 

Related Attorney(s): Jason Halper, Jodi Avergun, Nathan Bull, Kyle DeYoung, Jared Stanisci, Adam Magid, Lex Urban, Victor Bieger, Kendra Wharton, Hyungjoo Han, James Orth, Stephen Weiss, Audrey Curtis, Victor Celis, Wesley Wintermyer
Related Practice(s): Global Litigation, White Collar Defense and Investigations
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Antitrust and Financial Services

HSBC v Commission: EU General Court gives leeway to the Commission in application of fundamental rights of defence

Oct 14, 2019

In December 2016, HSBC was fined €33.6 million by the European Commission for its role in the Euro Interest Rates Derivatives (EIRD) cartel – an off-shoot of the regulatory scrutiny of LIBOR manipulation.

Related Practice(s): Antitrust & Financial Services
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Claimants Bring UK Class Action Against Investment Banks for FX Manipulation

Aug 09, 2019

On 29 July 2019, claimants brought a class action in the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) against five investment banks, alleging potentially billions of pounds in damages from cartel conduct in the foreign exchange markets. 

Related Practice(s): Antitrust & Financial Services
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Mass Claim Against MasterCard in UK is Given a Second Chance at Certification

Apr 29, 2019

On 16 April 2019, the Court of Appeal issued a ruling that gives a second chance at certification to the £14 billion mass consumer claim brought against MasterCard by Walter Merricks. The ruling breathes new life into the claim and into the UK’s nascent opt-out class action regime.

Related Practice(s): Antitrust
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Facebook Facing FTC Injunction

December 13, 2019

Related Attorney(s): Joel Mitnick
Related Practice(s): Antitrust

Can the Right to Bear Arms Coexist with Gun Control?

Nov 6, 2019

Adam Skaggs, Chief Counsel & Policy Director of Giffords Law Center, and David Chipman, Retired ATF Special Agent and Senior Policy Advisor at Giffords joined us to discuss the right to bear arms and gun control.

Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion


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