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Meghan McDermott

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP


Meghan McDermott, a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s corporate practice group, works with clients on a wide range of capital markets transactions. Meghan works with leading investment and commercial banks with a focus on financing transactions involving both new issuance of secured and unsecured high-yield debt securities as well as syndicated institutional loans. Meghan has also represented leading investment banks in the issuance of equity securities and tender offers.


  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2007, University Honors
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2010, cum laude; Symposium Editor, Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law

United States: Finance

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Rising stars

Meghan McDermott - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

‘In a league of its own’, high-yield debt heavyweight Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is widely acclaimed as ‘the indisputable leader in underwriter-side representations’. The New York-based group, which is admired by peers for its ‘excellent relationships with all the major banks’, ranked top in 2018 for manager-side mandates in the high-yield debt space by both deal value and deal count. Among its highlights, William Hartnett advised the initial purchasers on a string of offerings by Valeant Pharmaceuticals totaling $4.7bn, while Jonathan Schaffzin paired up with William Miller to act for the underwriters on three offerings by Equinix worth a combined €2.7bn. The firm is also widely recognized for its ‘dominant position in the LBO market’. In a recent headline on that front, the firm advised the initial purchasers and lead arrangers on over $13bn in financings to back Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a 55% stake in Refinitiv, which was one of the largest non-investment grade leveraged buyouts completed since the financial crisis — James Clark, Daniel Zubkoff and Corey Wright led that transaction. Other highly regarded senior specialists are Douglas Horowitz and John Tripodoro. The group also includes up-and-coming names Marc Lashbrook and Joshua Zelig and rising star Meghan McDermott.

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