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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Global 2022
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Provided by Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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Chairman: William M. Hartnett
Co-Administrative Partners: Nola B. Heller, Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard, Anthony K. Tama
Number of partners: 73
Number of other lawyers: 246

Firm Overview:
With a history of legal innovation dating back to the firm’s founding in 1919, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has built a national reputation for capital markets prowess and high-stakes litigation excellence and is trusted by market-leading financial institutions, companies and their boards to manage significant litigation, regulatory matters and transactions. The firm is based in New York with offices in London and Washington, D.C.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Transactional:
Cahill represents a broad range of financial institutions and other companies in all types of transactional and advisory work. In addition to the firm’s industry-leading capital markets and lending practices, Cahill delivers solutions-focused advice and deal execution in its mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and restructuring practices, supported by specialists in antitrust, communications, executive compensation, environmental, intellectual property, real estate and tax.

Banking & Finance:
Cahill’s banking and finance practice is among the top-ranked in the world. Cahill’s lawyers advise leading commercial and investment banks in complex financing transactions while also counseling mezzanine lenders, private equity investors and companies in leveraged and strategic transactions. Clients rely on Cahill to deliver advice and deal execution in some of the most challenging transactions in the market today across leveraged finance, investment grade finance, asset-based lending, private debt and direct lending and middle market lending. Our transactions further span acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, recapitalizations, project financings, bridge lending and loan commitments. Cahill has ranked #1 for advice to arrangers of leveraged loans by Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters LPC) since 2010.

Capital Markets:
Cahill’s capital markets lawyers take a commercial and collaborative approach, advising global financial institutions and companies on domestic and cross-border transactions. Clients seek out Cahill, especially when the factual and legal issues are challenging and the financing structures are complex. A dominant force in the high-yield market, Cahill has been ranked #1 in the league tables for advice to underwriters of high-yield bonds by Bloomberg since 2005. While best known for our four decades leading the high-yield bond market, our deep bench of attorneys work across a wide variety of capital markets products, representing underwriters and issuers in debt, equity and equity-linked securities offerings and dealer managers and solicitation agents in exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations in leveraged, distressed, high-grade and cross-over credits.

London Banking & Capital Markets:
Cahill’s London-based banking and capital markets practice advises financial institutions and companies on European and transatlantic transactions as well as U.S. transactions for European based companies. The practice provides English law lending and New York law capital markets and loans expertise across the spectrum of lending institutions, from investment and commercial banks to institutional investors and private credit providers. The practice has been ranked as a top 3 adviser to lead banks of Western Europe institutional leveraged loans for 2021 by volume (Debtwire) and a top 10 legal adviser to European currencies corporate high-yield bond underwriters for 2021 by volume (Bloomberg). The London practice is part of the firm’s highly ranked U.S. Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Cahill advises public and private corporations, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, and boards and special committees across a variety of industries in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, spin-offs and other significant strategic transactions. The firm also advises clients on acquisition finance, growth equity and other minority investments, governance, disclosure and compliance matters, providing its clients a single point of contact and delivering exceptional efficiency.

Corporate Advisory:
As regular outside counsel to a diverse group of U.S. and non-U.S. private and public companies, Cahill advises on all aspects of corporate governance, regulatory compliance and planning, board and executive compensation, corporate investigations, crisis management and other legal issues in all aspects of our clients’ businesses. Our extensive experience enables us to provide efficient, cost-effective counseling and guidance on the full spectrum of issues facing companies, at all stages of growth.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG):
Cahill guides executives, boards and their committees as they face increasingly complex environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance and disclosure matters, each made more complicated by the increasing investor focus on a growing number and variety of issues encompassed under the ESG umbrella. Our multidisciplinary ESG team addresses M&A due diligence and post-transaction integration, governance and controls for boards and management, ESG practices in global supply chains, reporting and disclosure, crisis management and investigations, finance (including sustainability-linked loans and bonds), and governance matters for pro bono clients.

Private Credit:
Cahill’s growing private credit practice advises leading direct lenders, CLOs, BDCs, private credit, mezzanine and structured equity funds as well as other institutional investors across a broad range of private credit and structured equity transactions. Cahill’s position as the leading adviser to banks in leveraged lending produces tangible benefits to its private credit clients where continuously evolving market terms for private credit and structured equity investments often originate in the large cap leveraged financing and high-yield markets. Cahill’s leading market knowledge of emerging trends allows our lawyers the dexterity to match the right deal technology and deal terms with each client’s particular transaction needs, regardless of deal size.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
Cahill frequently advises all of the various constituents in complex domestic and cross-border restructuring matters, including formal bankruptcy court proceedings and out-of-court transactions. Cahill regularly represents administrative and collateral agents and lenders, including DIP and exit lenders, with respect to secured financings in bankruptcy and restructuring matters and also has significant experience representing debtors and borrowers, boards of directors, equity sponsors and other investors with respect to such matters, including distressed asset purchasers.

Litigation:
Cahill manages large-scale (and often cross-border) securities and commercial litigation, white collar and corporate governance matters, as well as insurance, antitrust, First Amendment, intellectual property, and professional liability cases. 

Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense:
Cahill lawyers have been on the front lines of large-scale securities litigation for nearly a century, focusing on the leading issues of the day. Cahill represents issuers, underwriters, and companies, officers and directors, accountants, lawyers and investors in the U.S. and elsewhere. It has represented participants in complex securities class action litigation and parallel governmental investigations involving billions of dollars in exposure. These matters frequently involve coordination with governmental inquires, congressional and regulatory investigations, domestic and foreign bankruptcies and state court actions.

Corporate Governance & Investigations:
Cahill advises boards of directors, special committees, and directors and officers of publicly held companies in significant corporate governance matters and investigations. Its lawyers have extensive experience conducting multinational investigations involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations and commercial bribery laws, the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering. Cahill conducts investigations involving wire and mail fraud, tax and healthcare fraud, False Claims Act allegations, and hacking and other data breach matters. Cahill also has a long track record conducting antitrust and price fixing investigations in industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, automotive, paper products, homebuilding, and others.

Global Risk Assessment & Anticorruption Compliance (FCPA)
Cahill’s renowned cross-border risk assessment and due diligence practice advises some of the world’s largest and most respected global companies and asset managers on anti-corruption, AML and trade sanctions risks. This includes pre-acquisition due diligence in high-risk jurisdictions and industries, post-acquisition compliance remediation and implementation, ongoing enhancements to policies, procedures and controls, and training. Leveraging experience in over 50 countries, our team brings familiarity with local challenges while developing practical compliance solutions.

Financial Institution Litigation, Regulation & Enforcement:
Cahill’s broker-dealer practice encompasses matters from discrete investigations involving individual traders to some of the broadest global financial market inquiries ever undertaken for the largest and most prestigious global broker-dealers.

Antitrust Litigation:
Cahill’s lawyers handle a comprehensive range of antitrust and competition matters, from class action litigation and criminal and civil investigations to M&A and other strategic transactions. Cahill litigators represent clients in major civil and criminal investigations and have extensive experience defending antitrust suits alleging price fixing, bid rigging and boycotts, among other claims. The firm has been involved in many of the most consequential antitrust class actions in recent years, involving LIBOR, foreign exchange, municipal bond derivatives, insurance brokerage fees, IPO underwriting fees, the recording industry, and healthcare.

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain:
Cahill’s digital assets practice leverages the firm’s preeminent securities litigation and white collar defense and corporate governance and investigations groups, to advise clients on a range of digital asset issues, including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, initial coin offerings (ICOs), decentralized finance (DeFi), and blockchain technology. Our team includes one of the only former federal prosecutors who was at the forefront of digital asset enforcement, and can provide unparalleled insight and guidance to companies engaging in this complex and rapidly evolving sector.

Keep abreast of Cahill’s recent work at:

www.cahill.com/news.

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USA - Head office
UK
  • London
    20 Fenchurch Street, 11th Floor, London, Greater London, UK, EC3M 3BY
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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP rankings

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Global: Multi-Jurisdictional
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
1 Department
Department
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
1
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
1
Band 1
UK
Banking & Finance
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Jonathan Brownson
2
Jonathan Brownson
2
Band 2
USA
Banking & Finance
1 Department
6 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
1
Banking & Finance
1
Band 1
Lawyers
S
William M Hartnett
S
Senior Statespeople
James Clark
1
James Clark
1
Band 1
Jonathan A Schaffzin
1
Jonathan A Schaffzin
1
Band 1
Adam Dworkin
3
Adam Dworkin
3
Band 3
Jennifer B Ezring
3
Jennifer B Ezring
3
Band 3
William Miller
4
William Miller
4
Band 4
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States
5 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
S
William M Hartnett
S
Senior Statespeople
James Clark
1
James Clark
1
Band 1
John A Tripodoro
3
John A Tripodoro
3
Band 3
Jonathan A Schaffzin
3
Jonathan A Schaffzin
3
Band 3
William Miller
5
William Miller
5
Band 5
Capital Markets: Equity: Manager Counsel
1 Department
Department
Capital Markets: Equity: Manager Counsel
3
Capital Markets: Equity: Manager Counsel
3
Band 3
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
1
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Anthony Tama
Anthony Tama
Expertise based abroad in UK
Capital Markets: Investment Grade Debt: Manager Counsel
1 Department
Department
Capital Markets: Investment Grade Debt: Manager Counsel
2
Capital Markets: Investment Grade Debt: Manager Counsel
2
Band 2
FCPA
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Brian Markley
5
Brian Markley
5
Band 5
Finance & Capital Markets (International & Cross-Border)
1 Department
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Finance & Capital Markets (International & Cross-Border)
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Finance & Capital Markets (International & Cross-Border)
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