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Rankings & Recognition

Julie Cohen
Director of Marketing and Communications

Cahill's Partners and Practices Recommended by The Legal 500

Date: 06/01/12

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has been recommended as a leading law firm by The Legal 500 US 2012 in the following categories: Finance: Bank Lending; Finance: Capital Markets--Debt, High Yield Debt and Equity offerings; Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts; Securities Litigation; White-collar criminal defense; Insurance and Telecoms; and Broadcast: Regulatory. Over a third of Cahill's partners have also been recommended.

Within the bank lending category, The Legal 500 quoted clients commenting that Cahill is “extremely high quality; the tremendously responsive team includes some of the hardest-working lawyers in the business.” Explaining Cahill’s first-tier ranking in high yield debt, the guide states that Cahill “is widely perceived to be the most dominant player in advising managers on high-yield debt offerings... and ‘produces attorneys with the best foundations’ for advising on the most complex high-yield debt work.” The firm’s London-based high yield debt practice is also recognized as a “clear market leader” by The Legal 500 UK. On the equity side, Cahill is recommended based on clients highly rating the firm for its “excellent knowledge.”

The Legal 500 has also ranked Cahill as a first-tier firm in middle market M&A (under $500 million) based on client comments that Cahill’s attorneys are “always responsive, meet deadlines, produce a quality product, and are practical in resolving issues.”

Regarding the firm’s insurance practice, the guide recommends the firm based on feedback that the group provides “‘unique litigation and advocacy skills’ combining intelligence, financial and insurance industry knowledge and a nose for settlement solutions.” Additionally, the editorial notes the insurance group is regarded by clients as “preferred counsel for specialized disputes involving Bermuda form or actuarial issues.”

On the litigation side, Cahill's recent work in securities litigation, insurance and white-collar criminal defense is recognized, noting that “New York’s model law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel draws admiring glances for its excellent quality, specialized legal knowledge and deep bench strength.”

Cahill's Washington D.C.-based communications practice has also been ranked by The Legal 500 US in the Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory category, noting that “Clients appreciate Cahill Gordon & Reindel’s extremely knowledgeable team, for its timely, accurate advice.”

About The Legal 500 series
The Legal 500 Series, now in its 25th year, is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. More than 250,000 corporate counsel have been surveyed and interviewed globally in the past 12 months. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.