Chairman: William M. Hartnett
Co-Administrative Partners: Brian T. Markley, Luis R. Penalver
Number of partners: 70
Number of other lawyers: 258
Cahill is among the most successful law firms in the world. With a history of legal innovation dating back to the firm’s founding in 1919, Cahill is trusted by market-leading financial institutions, companies and their boards to manage significant litigation, regulatory matters and transactions. Based in New York, Cahill also has offices in London and Washington, DC.
Main Areas of Practice:
Capital Markets & Lending:
Widely recognised as the leading law firm in leveraged finance, Cahill has long and close working relationships with many prominent international banking institutions, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo, among others. The firm is also designated underwriters’ counsel for dozens of companies. Clients trust the firm’s experience and ability to deliver solution-focused advice and deal execution. When the factual and legal issues are challenging and/or the financing structures are complex, clients turn to Cahill with their most sophisticated and challenging finance transactions. A dominant force in the high yield market, Cahill has been ranked #1 in the league tables for advice to managers and underwriters of leveraged bonds by Bloomberg since 2005 and ranked #1 for advice to arrangers of leveraged loans by Thomson Reuters LPC since 2010.
Cahill has a prominent international litigation practice advising and representing privately-held and public corporations, both domestic and foreign, financial institutions, partnerships, committees, directors and officers, and other individuals in a wide range of significant commercial litigation including:
■ First Amendment & Media
■ Insurance & Reinsurance
■ Securities Litigation
■ White Collar Defence
Cahill’s litigators frequently appear before government entities, including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Patent and Trademark Office, Congress, State Attorneys General, grand juries and bankruptcy courts.
Cahill’s litigators are also appointed by state and federal courts to help settle existing disputes, even those involving complex issues such as the very structure of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms themselves and questions of resolution privacy.
Corporate Governance & Investigations:
The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience conducting multinational government investigations, including alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations and commercial anti-bribery laws, Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering. Cahill has managed investigations involving wire and mail fraud, healthcare fraud, tax fraud and fraud alleged under the False Claims Act and cyber crime. The team also has a long track record conducting antitrust and price fixing investigations in markets including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, automotive industries, paper products, homebuilding and tobacco.
Cahill’s team includes several former Assistant United States Attorneys, former federal prosecutors, alumni of the Securities and Exchange Commission and other lawyers who joined Cahill following distinguished careers in the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury and other government agencies and commissions. Org