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Chairman: William M Hartnett
Co-Administrative Partners: Helene R Banks and Brian T Markley
Number of partners: 73
Number of other lawyers: 239

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.

Practice Areas:
Antitrust
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Capital Markets
Communications
Complex Commercial Litigation
Corporate Advisory
Corporate Governance, Crisis Advisory & Internal Investigations
Cyber & Information Security
Employment & Executive Compensation
Environmental
Global Risk Assessment & Anticorruption Compliance (FCPA)
Financial Institution Litigation, Regulation & Enforcement
First Amendment & Media
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Life Sciences
Mergers & Acquisitions
Pro Bono
Real Estate
Securities Litigation, Regulation & Enforcement
Tax
Trusts & Estates
White Collar Defense

Main Areas of Practice:  

Transactional:
Cahill represents a broad range of financial institutions and other companies in all types of transactional and advisory work.

Capital Markets & Lending:
Widely recognized as the leading law firm in leveraged finance, Cahill has long and close working relationships with many prominent international banking institutions. Its capital markets and lending practice represents lenders and borrowers in loan financings, underwriters and issuers in debt, equity and equitylinked securities offerings and dealer managers and solicitation agents in exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations, in leveraged, distressed, highgrade and cross-over credits. Cahill also represents mezzanine lenders and private equity investors in leveraged and strategic transactions.

Building on 20 years of experience in the London market, Cahill recently expanded its London office with a well-known English law finance team and additional New York law finance capability. The team has extensive experience in the European leveraged finance and high-yield market.

Cahill has a long history of working collaboratively around the table with leading private equity firms and corporations and their counsel, including on cross-border transactions. Cahill has advised financial institutions on many of the largest and most sophisticated M&A and LBO debt financings, including nine of the ten largest US-based LBOs completed to date.  

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 and ranked #1 for advice to arrangers of leveraged loans by Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters LPC) since 2010.

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 US and non-US private and public companies, Cahill advises on all aspects of corporate governance, regulatory compliance and planning, board and executive compensation, corporate investigations and crisis management and other legal issues in all aspects of its clients’ businesses. In the increasingly important area of ESG, it also provides companies advice on navigating sensitive issues and disclosure. The firm’s extensive experience in this area enables it to provide efficient, cost-effective counseling and guidance on the full spectrum of issues facing companies, at all stages of growth.

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

Litigation:
In its litigation practice, Cahill manages large-scale securities, insurance, antitrust, First Amendment, intellectual property, professional liability and white collar matters that are often international in scope.

Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense:
Cahill lawyers have been on the front lines of largescale securities litigation for nearly a century, focusing on the leading issues of the day. Cahill represents issuers, underwriters, bank lenders, placement agents, officers and directors, accountants, lawyers and broker/dealers in large-scale securities litigation and investigations throughout the world. It has represented participants in complex securities class action litigation and parallel governmental investigations involving financial exposures in the billions of dollars. Often these matters involve coordination with parallel governmental investigations, 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 FCPA, OFAC regulations and commercial bribery laws, BSA and AML. Cahill has managed investigations involving wire, mail, healthcare and tax fraud and fraud alleged under the False Claims Act and those arising from computer hacking and data breaches. Cahill also has a long track record conducting antitrust and price fixing investigations in markets including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, automotive industries, paper products, homebuilding, and tobacco.  

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 on the full range of anti-corruption matters, including due diligence, compliance, training, investigations and defense. Leveraging its experience in over 50 countries, the team brings familiarity with local challenges while developing practical compliance solutions.

Financial Institution Litigation, Regulation & Enforcement:
Cahill’s broker-dealer practice ranges from narrow investigations regarding the activities of 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 are trained in 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 asserting price fixing, bid rigging and boycotts, among other claims. It 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, music CDs, vitamins and thermal fax paper.

Keep abreast of Cahill’s recent work at: www.cahill.com/news.

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