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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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Adam Dworkin

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP


Adam’s practice is principally focused in leveraged finance. He has significant experience representing arrangers in bank financings and high-yield offerings in the context of acquisitions, recapitalizations, refinancings and restructurings. Adam also represents several companies as borrowers under secured credit facilities.


Binghamton University, B.A., 1992; George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1995

United States: Finance

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Underwriter-side heavyweight Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is a ‘stand-out player in the high-yield space’ and for many, ‘no other firm comes close’. Certainly, the New York-based group’s impressive market share ensures it involvement in the top deals and it is a ‘first-choice for complex and cutting-edge high-yield matters’. The department’s ‘excellent product knowledge’, ‘peerless experience’ and ‘deep bench’ are also big draws for clients. Among the key names, William Hartnettcombines strong legal skills with great business sense’; he teamed up with Jonathan Frankel, Ted Lacey and the ‘innovative and strategicJohn Tripodoro to advise the joint book-running managers on the $3.1bn offering of second lien senior secured notes by Prime Security Services Borrower and Prime Finance. The ‘absolutely first-rateJames Clark is also a noted specialist and assisted with several notes issuances by First Data, including acting for the initial purchasers in First Data’s $3.4bn offering of notes - Hartnett, Adam Dworkin, Ann Makich, John Papachristos and Joshua Zelig also acted on the deal. William Miller and the ‘extremely strongJonathan Schaffzin advised the joint book-running managers on Equinix’s $1.1bn senior notes offering. Marc Lashbrook is also recommended.

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Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has few rivals when it comes to the sheer volume of lender-side mandates that it handles as well as the scale and complexity of those mandates. The firm’s large bench of partners are all highly experienced in acquisition finance and high-yield debt; James Clark, Adam Dworkin, Douglas Horowitz, Daniel Zubkoff, John Tripodoro, Jonathan Schaffzin and Jennifer Ezring have all been highly active in 2016. In a reflection of its leading market presence, the firm advised the lenders on $50bn of new debt financing for Dell’s acquisition of EMC Corporation, a deal that involved $23bn in credit facilities, a $20bn bond offering, and a further $3.1bn senior notes offering by subsidiaries of Dell. In another highlight, the firm advised JP Morgan and Bank of America as lead arrangers on the $18.1bn financing of Western Digital’s acquisition of SanDisk, which involved a $5.3bn high-yield bond offering.

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