Cadwalader Named 'Law Firm of the Year' at 2012 Global Derivatives Awards Awards Ceremony also Recognizes Cadwalader Senior Associate as a 'Rising Star'

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (Cadwalader), a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, was recognized at the 2012 Global Derivatives Awards on September 19 in London. The awards recognize individuals, companies and deals that have impacted the global derivatives market. 

Cadwalader was awarded 'Law Firm of the Year.' Additionally, Doug Donahue, a senior associate in the Financial Services Department, was named one of the '2012 Rising Stars of Derivatives.'

"We would like to congratulate our Financial Services team for continually providing excellent counsel to companies working in the global derivatives market. This is an increasingly important area for our clients, and we are proud to be able to offer them best-in-class guidance," said W. Christopher White, Chairman of Cadwalader. "We are delighted that their exemplary work has resulted in the honor of 'Law Firm of the Year."

Earlier this year, the Financial Services Department was recognized by IFLR as the "2012 IFLR Americas Securitization and Structured Finance Team of the Year."  In addition, they were honored with the "2012 IFLR Americas Securitization and Structured Finance Deal of the Year" for their representation of BNP Paribas in its cross-border deal with US-based Janus Capital Group.

Under the direction of Steven Lofchie and Richard Schetman, Cadwalader's Financial Services Department provides catered regulatory and enforcement expertise with derivatives and fund formation transactional practices.  Among its other industry leading projects, Cadwalader's Financial Services team is currently representing the International Swaps & Derivatives Association (ISDA) on the Dodd-Frank protocol.

"I am particularly proud of Doug Donohue being awarded a 'Rising Star Award', especially as Brian Foster received the same recognition last year," said Steven Lofchie, Co-Chair of the firm's Financial Services Department. "This consistency reflects our team's steadfast commitment to cultivating exceptional talent at all levels."

Doug Donahue's practice focuses on credit derivatives, fixed income derivatives, and structured financial products. He represents the foremost dealers, banks, and other financial institutions in connection with the development, structuring, negotiation and documentation of a wide variety of financial products, including interest rate swaps, commodity swaps, currency swaps, credit derivatives, total return swaps, and other structured financial products.

Doug received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.S. from St. Francis College.

About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP   
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, established in 1792, is one of the world's leading international law firms, with offices in New York, London, Charlotte, Washington, Houston, Beijing, Hong Kong and Brussels. Cadwalader serves a diverse client base, including many of the world's top financial institutions and corporations, undertaking business in more than 50 countries. The firm offers legal expertise in antitrust, banking, business fraud, corporate finance, corporate governance, energy, environmental, financial restructuring, healthcare, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, private wealth, real estate, regulation, securitization, structured finance, and tax. More information about Cadwalader can be found at www.cadwalader.com

Contacts:  
Adam Segall +1 212 504 6492  
Adam.Segall@cwt.com  
Philippa Daniels +1 212 850 5679  
Philippa.Daniels@fticonsulting.com 

SOURCE Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP



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