Chairman: William M Hartnett
Co-Administrative Partners: Helene R Banks and Brian T Markley
Number of partners: 67
Number of other lawyers: 240
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:
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 practice, its mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and restructuring practices, supported by specialists in antitrust, communications, executive compensation, environmental, intellectual property, real estate and tax, deliver solutions-focused advice and deal execution.
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 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. Cahill also represents mezzanine lenders and private equity investors in leveraged and strategic transactions. Cahill’s capital markets and lending practice earned high ranks in league tables from Bloomberg, Refinitiv Loan Connector LPC (formerly Thomson Reuters LPC), and Debtwire in multiple categories in 2019, showcasing our influence on the global capital markets. According to Bloomberg and Debtwire, Cahill captured in excess of 35% of the market share by volume and generated more than $84 billion in aggregate gross proceeds in connection with highyield bonds. For loans, Cahill owned more than 34% of the U.S. bank leveraged lending market by volume and generated more than $197 billion in aggregate gross proceeds, according to Refinitiv LPC.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Cahill advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies, public and private corporations, 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.
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-ofcourt transactions. It has significant experience representing debtors and borrowers, Cahill’s 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.
In its litigation practice, Cahill manages large-scale securities, insurance, antitrust, First Amendment, intellectual property, professional liability, white collar and corporate governance 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 investors 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 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations and commercial 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 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.
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 investigations and related class actions in recent years, including LIBOR, municipal bond derivatives, insurance brokerage fees, IPO underwriting fees, music CDs, vitamins and thermal fax paper.
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