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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
United States

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United States > Finance > Financial services regulation

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Scott CammarnCadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has a very strong and highly active broker-dealer and swap-dealer practice, noted for advising SIFMA and various large financial institutions on matters relating to regulatory changes and proposals that stand to have a major impact on its clients’ financial prospects. The firm is also well-known for guiding large financial institutions through the Dodd-Frank act. In addition to these core areas of expertise, the team is also well-placed to handle the regulatory aspects of transactions, such as M&A and PE investments, and to provide ongoing advice to large financial institutions on global AML requirements and antitrust laws. Steven Lofchie is the firm’s go to broker-dealer specialist, and Scott Cammarn advises international banks on anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and various Volcker issues. In addition, Cammarn has an active presence in the fintech space, and also works alongside Lofchie in broker-dealer matters. Mark Chorazak is often sought by financial services companies to advise on compliance under the Bank Holding Company Act and Dodd-Frank; however he is perhaps best known for his expertise acting for clients in large M&A. Special counsel Nihal Patel is engaged by clients on a regular basis to provide advice on trading, structuring and internal compliance relating to derivatives. Senior counsel Richard Schetman co-chairs the financial services group.

United States > Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

At Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Ray Shirazi is active in a broad range of commodities and derivatives work, ranging from structured notes through to more macro-level questions of LIBOR transition. Other areas of expertise include all manner of innovative debt structures, and complex CFTC and global regulatory matters. Other key figures include Brian Foster, who is active for broker and buy-side clients on swaps and derivatives work; Ivan Loncar, a trusted advisor to a number of investment banks in this space; and Lary Stromfeld, whose recent highlights include advising the Federal Reserve’s Alternative Reference Rate Committee on various LIBOR issues. Richard Schetman and Charlotte-based Scott Cammarn jointly head the practice group.