Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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New York, NY 10005-1702
Penny Windle is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's litigation practice group and serves on its Development Committee. She has also served as Co-Administrative Partner of the firm.
Penny represents global corporations, leading banks, boards of directors, special committees and directors and officers of publicly-held companies in high-stakes commercial litigation and government investigations, with particular emphasis on complex securities, insurance and reinsurance matters.
Penny served as a lead counsel in the defense of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. and Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, LLC in a FIRREA lawsuit brought by the United States Department of Justice and related lawsuits brought by the attorneys general of 19 states and the District of Columbia relating to the rating of residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations in the years preceding the financial crisis. Penny also served as a lead counsel in multiple investigations by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and several additional state attorneys general, as well as multiple private lawsuits, in related matters.
Other clients have included Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust Company, American International Group, Kemper Insurance Company, Global Reinsurance, ABC, The New York Times Company and many others.
Penny has a long track record of success in leading internal investigations and responding to governmental inquiries, particularly those arising from financial, accounting and insurance matters. She has represented companies and their boards in investigations and proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, numerous state attorneys general, the United States Department of Justice and other state and federal regulatory entities.
Penny joined Cahill in 1997, following her tenure as a Financial Analyst with Kidder Peabody & Co., Inc. and Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., and became a partner in 2006. Penny is recognized as a New York Litigation Star and one of the "Top 250 Women in Litigation" in the United States by Benchmark Litigation, and is recommended by The Legal 500.