Cahill is proud to announce that The Legal 500 United States has once again ranked the Firm among the nation’s elite law firms as part of its 2020 guide.
IFLR1000 has named partner Jenn Ezring as one of this year’s Women Leaders, recognizing her as one of the leading female transactional lawyers in the world.
In a new article, Bloomberg Law discusses the recent growth in the corporate debt market as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Citing record amounts of debt issued in March and April across the board, the article highlighted Cahill as an impressive high-yield debt performer in its representation of managers on 30 high-yield bond issuances alone through April, which was more than twice the number of its closest competitor.
Cahill is proud to be included in Yale Law Women’s 15th annual Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report, being named among the Top Firms for Inclusion Initiatives.
Cahill’s corporate practice continues its leadership representing managers for high yield bond offerings as the corporate debt markets saw a dramatic new issuance uptick this past April. Companies in various sectors accessed the bond markets, many to improve liquidity in light of challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and to position themselves to reemerge healthy when the crisis has passed.
For Q1 2020, Cahill’s Capital Markets & Lending Practice earned top ranks in league tables from Bloomberg, Refinitiv Loan Connector LPC, and Debtwire in multiple categories.
The BTI Consulting Group has named Cahill among 43 firms that clients say are going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chambers USA recognized Cahill as a leading law firm in various transactional, regulatory and litigation practice categories in the publication's 2020 guide.
A Cahill litigation team prevailed on behalf of Credit Suisse and certain of its officers in defeating a class action in New York federal court, which alleged that Credit Suisse violated the federal securities laws by failing to disclose adequately the risks associated with its offering of Velocity Shares Daily Inverse VIX Medium Term ETNs.
Cahill's Capital Markets and Lending practice started off 2020 with one of its strongest quarterly performances in the firm's history. Once again, the firm earned the top spots in various categories across Bloomberg's Q1 2020 Global Legal Adviser league tables.
A Cahill litigation team prevailed on behalf of Credit Suisse in defeating a purported class action brought by plaintiffs alleging that Credit Suisse, other bank defendants, and certain traders violated the antitrust laws in connection with trading in the multi-trillion dollar market for U.S. dollar-denominated supranational, sovereign, and agency bonds.
Law360 Names Cahill’s Capital Markets Practice and Securities Litigation Practice as 2019 Practice Groups of the Year
Cahill’s Capital Markets practice and Securities Litigation practice have each been recognized by Law360 as 2019 Practice Groups of the Year.
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- 06.26.2020 Federal Reserve Further Expands Main Street Lending Program and Opens Lender Registration
- 06.26.2020 Nasdaq Proposes to Adopt and Amend Rules Applicable to Companies Operating in Restrictive Markets
- 07.01.2020 Firm News Cahill Represents Lead Arrangers in $175 Million Add-On Credit Facility for Blucora, Inc.
- 07.01.2020 Firm News Cahill Represents Initial Purchaser in $550 Million Notes Offering for Scientific Games International, Inc.
- 06.30.2020 Firm News Cahill Represents Initial Purchasers in $1.1 Billion Notes Offering for Standard Industries Inc.
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- Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Our antitrust lawyers assist clients with mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other significant transactions, and routinely counsel them on antitrust aspects of distribution arrangements, intellectual property licensing, trade association activities, and pricing policies. We advise on structuring transactions to abate antitrust concerns as well as negotiating with antitrust authorities and responding to governmental inquiries. Our work ranges from pre-merger reviews to comprehensive and nuanced economic analysis of proposed transactions, to advising financing sources on antitrust risks.
- Bankruptcy & Restructuring
We frequently represent and advise all of the various constituents in complex domestic and crossborder restructuring matters, including formal bankruptcy and other court proceedings and out-of-court transactions.
- Capital Markets & Lending
We have acted as counsel to the financing sources in many major acquisitions featuring significant debt financings, including eight of the ten largest buyouts completed in U.S. history. Cahill is widely recognized for its participation in capital markets transactions, particularly with respect to mergers and acquisitions, leveraged (i.e., below investment grade) loans, high yield debt and other debt securities, debt exchange offers, IPOs and other equity related financings.
- Communications Transactions
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP advises communications companies in every stage of their development and in all aspects of their businesses. Recognized as leading practitioners by Chambers USA, our lawyers are well versed in the technical, regulatory and operational concerns of both established and emerging companies offering communications services – including voice, data, and video -- and equipment.
- Corporate Governance & Advisory
Cahill represents public and private companies and their directors and officers in all types of corporate transactions, governance, regulatory compliance and planning. We serve as outside corporate counsel advising public companies in connection with the full range of laws, rules and regulations administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ Stock Market and other regulatory and self-regulatory bodies, as well as disclosure and crisis management challenges.
- Cyber & Information Security
In our interconnected era – marked by pervasive cyber-threats and data security concerns – protecting both company and customer information is a foundational requirement for public and private firms.
Environmental matters in corporate transactions can be risky and complex. Our clients rely on our seasoned environmental lawyers to successfully navigate these issues in debt financings and restructurings, securities offerings and M&A deals.
- Executive Compensation
We represent companies, executives and boards of directors in connection with complex executive compensation and employee benefit issues and arrangements, including tax, securities law and corporate governance matters. Our lawyers focus on negotiating and structuring employment agreements, severance arrangements, long-term incentive plans, equity-based compensation plans, deferred compensation plans and other compensatory arrangements.
Cahill has represented insurers, reinsurers, brokers, investors and financing sources in transactions ranging from formation of entities and capital raisings, to acquisitions, dispositions and redomestications, to reinsurance to agency transactions.
- Intellectual Property
We provide practical assessments of risk and reward with respect to patent and other intangible assets that are often components in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, joint ventures, product acquisitions, licensing, co-development and co-promotion agreements.
- Life Sciences
Cahill serves as a partner and advisor to emerging and top life sciences companies. Our practice also includes advising top tier financial firms active in the sector.
- Mergers & Acquisitions
Cahill advises public and private companies, boards, special committees and private equity firms across a variety of industries in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, spin-offs and other significant strategic transactions. We also advise clients on related aspects of M&A, including acquisition finance and governance, disclosure and compliance matters.
- Real Estate
Our real estate practice is an essential part of the firm's overall transactional practice. Our lawyers work closely with some of the largest investment and commercial banking firms in financing transactions involving real estate such as leveraged loans, high yield debt and other debt securities, acquisition financings, sale-leaseback financings and related dispositions and acquisitions of real property in the United States and elsewhere.
Our tax lawyers develop innovative business-oriented tax solutions for domestic and cross-border transactions of nearly every kind and description. Reflecting the practice of the firm as a whole, we regularly advise some of the world’s largest companies.
- Trusts & Estates
Our trusts and estates department provides a full range of services to individual clients, including sophisticated tax and estate planning; administration of estates and trusts; drafting wills, trusts, business and marital agreements; and formation and administration of charitable entities.
- Antitrust Litigation
Cahill litigators represent clients in major civil and criminal antitrust investigations and have extensive experience defending antitrust suits asserting price fixing, bid rigging and boycotts, among other claims. We have 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. Our lawyers have also managed cross-border investigations and have substantial experience litigating international cartel cases.
- Bankruptcy Litigation
Cahill utilizes experienced bankruptcy and restructuring litigators whenever needed. Because of the depth of our litigation practice, we may call upon as few or as many lawyers, at any experience level, that the situation may require.
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Supply Chain Compliance
Companies with multinational operations or complex supply chains face increasing regulatory and public scrutiny concerning the social and environmental impacts of their business. Cahill advises such companies and their board committees in navigating the legal and reputational risks that re-late to supply chain compliance, corporate philanthropy, environmental impact, and labor practic-es.
- Commercial Litigation
Cahill has a prominent litigation practice with approximately 150 litigators. We represent privately-held and public corporations, financial institutions, partnerships, committees, directors and officers and other individuals in a wide range of general commercial litigation and regulatory and criminal enforcement situations.
- Communications Litigation
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP advises communications companies in every stage of their development and in all aspects of their businesses. Recognized as leading practitioners by Chambers USA, our lawyers are well versed in the technical, regulatory and operational concerns of both established and emerging companies offering communications services – including voice, data, and video – and equipment. Cahill’s Communications Litigation practice earned the firm a Tier 1 ranking by Media Law International and is recommended as a leading law firm by The Legal 500. From the development of market entry strategies to operations and compliance in a complex regulatory environment, we have broad and deep experience practicing in the wireline, wireless, cable, broadband, Internet, broadcast and satellite communications markets – providing a full complement of litigation-focused, regulatory, and corporate and finance advice and representation.
- 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. We are often called upon to assist clients with particularly sensitive matters involving accounting, conflicts of interest, employee, director and management responsibilities and business practices.
- Crisis Advisory
When legal crises develop, immediate and appropriate response is critical. Increased regulation and corporate government investigations are likely to continue introducing sweeping changes that pose serious risks for companies and their officers and directors.
- First Amendment & Media Litigation
From the Pentagon Papers case in 1971 to our representation of Senator Mitch McConnell before the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance regulations, Cahill has been the nation's most prominent defender of free speech. Recognized as a leading law firm by Chambers USA in Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation, our sophisticated and varied practice focuses on complex disputes involving speech restrictions, defamation, libel, privacy rights, and copyright and trademark infringement. Led by lawyers who are consistently recommended as leading practitioners in Chambers USA, Cahill’s First Amendment & Media Litigation practice earned the firm a Tier 1 ranking by Media Law International.
- Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation
Insurance litigation has long been, and remains, a hallmark of Cahill’s litigation practice. Cahill has been on the front lines of high-stakes insurance and reinsurance disputes for decades, settling, litigating or arbitrating billions of dollars of extraordinary insurance and reinsurance claims for clients.
- 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. Recent matters include the alleged manipulation of the US Dollar London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and other reference rates, and multi-billion dollar federal and state court class and individual actions involving subprime and structured finance products (including RMBS, CDO, REMIC, SIV and trust preferred securities), as well as "dark pools” and high-frequency trading. Our recent caseload has also included victories in significant securities actions in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including a unanimous jury verdict in the trial of a nationwide securities class action alleging fraud in a bond offering. Our Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense practice is top-ranked by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation. In 2019, Law360 recognized Cahill’s Securities practice as a Practice Group of the Year and two Cahill partners for their achievements in White Collar.