Luis R. Penalver

Luis R. Penalver


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



  • Columbia University, B.A., 1989
  • Harvard Business School, M.B.A., 1994
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1994


  • New York

Luis R. Penalver is a member of the firm's corporate practice group.

Luis represents leading investment and commercial banks, institutional investment funds, and corporations in debt and equity securities transactions, bank financings, mergers and acquisitions and out-of-court debt restructurings. His practice also includes representation of both public and private companies in connection with general corporate and securities law matters. Luis is recognized as a notable practitioner in banking and capital markets by Euromoney’s IFLR1000 and listed in Lawdragon's The 500 Leading Lawyers in America guide. His work has been recognized by Savoy Magazine who named Luis to its 2015 List of the Most Influential Black Lawyers.

Luis serves on the Board of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and on the Harlem School of the Arts. He previously served on the Board of the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP). Luis was previously a member of the Securities Regulation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Luis is a member of several firm committees. He has practiced at Cahill since his graduation from Harvard Law School. He became a partner in 2002.