Daily News: December 19, 2014

Cadwalader Names Corporate/Restructuring Partners

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft elected Paul Dunbar, Aly El Hamamsy, Brian Foster, Karen McMaster and Jeff Nagle to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2015.

Paul Dunbar, a member of the corporate practice in London, counsels private equity funds, special situation funds and corporate clients on M&A and special situation transactions, including private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, minority equity and debt investments, public acquisitions, loan-to-own restructurings and portfolio acquisitions. He also advises fund clients on certain regulatory matters.

Aly El Hamamsy, a member of the corporate practice in New York, focuses on MA&, private equity and corporate governance. He joined Cadwalader from the National Basketball Association, where he was a VP responsible for multiple business lines across international markets.

Karen McMaster, a member of the financial restructuring practice in London, focuses on debt restructuring and reorganization, including contingency planning, insolvency and options analysis, and direct lending and “special situations” financing. She has represented the interests of stakeholders on a number of bankbond structures and other complex European cross-border restructurings and has considerable experience devising and implementing creative restructuring solutions for a diverse range of clients, including CLO funds and distressed investors, sponsors, corporates and creditor committees.

Brian Foster, a member of the financial services practice in New York, represents financial institutions in a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters. He advises on the structuring and trading of derivatives and complex structured financial products, and the setup and operation of structured note and CD programs. Brian also regularly represents clients in trading and clearing agreements and in negotiating domestic and cross-border fund finance transactions.

Jeffrey Nagle, a member of the finance practice in Charlotte, NC, represents domestic and foreign commercial banks, investment banks and other financial institutions in a variety of financing transactions, including leveraged finance and other syndicated bank loan transactions, the financing of financial assets, distressed debt trading, bond offerings and asset-backed lending transactions.

“Cadwalader’s newly elected partners have demonstrated extraordinary client focus and expert command of their respective practices,” said Jim Woolery, chairman-elect. “We are proud of these fine attorneys who exemplify our Firm’s dedication to providing clients with the most innovative solutions and strategies.”