The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Work +1 212 474 1000
Fax +1 212 474 3700
London, NEW YORK

Tatiana Lapushchik

Work +1 (212) 474-1442
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Work Department



Tatiana Lapushchik is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. Her practice focuses on representing the leading financial institutions, as well as corporate borrowers, in domestic and cross‑border bank financings across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, technology and media.

Ms. Lapushchik has represented the financing sources for numerous acquisition financings, recapitalizations, spin‑offs and debt restructurings, including financings for Marvell Technologies in connection with its pending acquisition of Cavium, DuPont in connection with its combination with Dow, Keysight in connection with its acquisition of Ixia, Tesoro in connection with its acquisition of Western Refining, Fortis in connection with its acquisition of ITC, Actavis in connection with its acquisition of Allergan, United Technologies in connection with its acquisition of Goodrich, Expedia and TripAdvisor in connection with Expedia’s spin‑off of TripAdvisor, Skype in connection with its acquisition by Silver Lake Partners, Mars in connection with its acquisition of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and Blockbuster, Clear Channel, HealthSouth, Spectrum Brands and Travelport in connection with their debt restructurings.

At the same time, Ms. Lapushchik regularly advises financial institutions on financings for their marquee investment grade clients, including AmerisourceBergen, Archer‑Daniels‑Midland, Best Buy, Hess, Marathon Petroleum and Pfizer.

In her borrower representation practice, Ms. Lapushchik has advised Casa Cuervo, INEOS, Northrop Grumman, OneBeacon, Weyerhaeuser, Willbros Group and Lindsay Goldberg and its portfolio companies.


Ms. Lapushchik joined Cravath in 2000 and became a partner in 2008.

Ms. Lapushchik has been recognized as a leading lawyer in banking and finance by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2012 through 2018; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2016 through 2018; The Legal 500 in 2011, 2012 and from 2014 through 2017; IFLR1000 from 2012 through 2018; and Who’s Who Legal from 2013 through 2018. In 2016, she was named one of New York Law Journal’s Rising Stars. Ms. Lapushchik was shortlisted by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards for “Best in Banking & Finance” in 2014. Her work on the secured bank financing for Navistar International Corporation was recognized in the Financial Times’ 2013 U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report, where she was also quoted in the Report’s finance feature entitled “Novel Solutions.”


Ms. Lapushchik received a B.A. summa cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1997 and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2000.

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has a first-class commercial lending team where the partners are equally comfortable representing lenders as well as corporate borrowers. The retirement of James Cooper is a major changing of the guard, not just for the firm, but for the industry as a whole. Nevertheless, the team has enough quality in its ranks to make up for it, including corporate managing partner Jed Zobitz, banking head Michael Goldman, Tatiana Lapushchik, Stephen Kessing, Joseph Zavaglia, and Paul Zumbro. On the lender side, the firm advised JPMorgan Chase on the $2bn-plus financing of American Axle & Manufacturing’s acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group. The firm also represented aircraft leasing company AerCap on a $3.745bn four-year revolving credit facility arranged by Citibank.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to