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David Wishengrad

David Wishengrad


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005



  • Pace University, J.D., 2005, summa cum laude; Managing Editor, Pace Law Review
  • New York University, M.B.A., 1989
  • Duke University, A.B., 1986

David Wishengrad is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s litigation practice group. His practice focuses on the representation of financial institutions, including commercial and investment banks, broker/dealers, hedge funds, and asset managers in connection with regulatory investigations, examinations, enforcement actions, litigations and internal investigations. 

David has handled numerous matters involving complex financial products, including collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, mortgage-backed securities, interest rate and currency derivatives, swaptions, and EFRPs. He regularly represents clients in connection with investigations and examinations conducted by the Department of Justice, SEC, CFTC, state attorneys general, self-regulatory organizations and foreign regulators. Over his career, David has managed matters and proceedings concerning nearly every aspect of the business of investment banking, including fixed income, derivatives, and equities trading, retail and private banking, capital market and advisory services, underwriting and securitization, prime brokerage, and asset management.

Chambers USA has recognized David as a leading lawyer nationwide for Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer: Enforcement. In 2022, David was a part of the Cahill trial team that earned recognition as Litigators of the Week by The American Lawyer following their precedent-setting win defending Credit Suisse in a foreign exchange markets class action following an eight-day jury trial in the SDNY. David is currently representing major financial institutions in high-profile litigations involving CDOs and certain benchmark rates.