Your Career at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Cahill Provides Great Opportunities
Cahill is best known for its broad corporate practice that includes the highly ranked corporate finance practice and its commercial litigation practice, where the firm has a long record of success resolving high-stakes disputes and litigating matters of import. Cahill associates find tremendous opportunities for success from a mixture of exposure to top clients and the uncommon degree of respect for individuality that distinguishes the firm’s culture.
The cornerstone of associate development at Cahill is “responsibility when ready.” Cahill is large enough to handle topflight, complex matters for important clients, and small enough to treat each associate as an individual, promoting growth personally and professionally at each individual’s own pace. At Cahill, a culture of professionalism and mutual respect and appreciation for each other’s individuality fosters a collaborative and exciting environment. This atmosphere encourages associates to reach their professional goals at their own pace, and in doing so, facilitate better results for clients.
Behind the Headlines
Cahill has worked on the financing of many of the most significant merger and other corporate transactions for nearly a century. Cahill advised the debt financing banks in 8 of the 10 biggest buyouts in U.S. history, represented the underwriters in the biggest private equity backed IPO to date and the dealer managers in the historic $38 billion debt exchange offer by GMAC, completed in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis. Cahill lawyers are consistently involved in headline-making deals.
Top banking institutions trust the firm’s experience and ability to deliver solution-focused advice and deal execution. That is one reason why Cahill works closely with leading banks like BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, UBS and Wells Fargo.
Cahill’s broad corporate practice includes securities, lending, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and bankruptcy, and insurance and reinsurance transactions. Cahill is consistently the top legal advisor to U.S. and European high yield bond underwriters, ranking #1 by Bloomberg for representing investment banks in the over $250 billion (2011) US corporate high yield debt markets and #1 by Thomson Reuters for representing lenders and arrangers in the over $400 billion (2011) US corporate leveraged (i.e. non-investment grade) syndicated loan markets.
Cahill’s litigation practice has its roots in high stakes securities, commercial, insurance, First Amendment, antitrust, and intellectual property litigation, as well as white collar investigations. Chambers USA recently described our practice as: “An `excellent litigation practice,’... made up of `tough lawyers who are really litigators’ litigators’ ...” Cahill’s team includes lawyers who joined following distinguished careers at the US Attorneys Offices, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury.
Throughout the firm’s history, Cahill lawyers have appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court in landmark cases, including: NBC v. United States, which helped to establish the authority of the Federal Communications Commission; Times-Picayune v. United States, which is among the Court’s seminal antitrust tying rulings; and United States v. Grinnell Corp., which addressed monopolization. Cahill partner Floyd Abrams represented The New York Times in New York Times Co. v. United States (the “Pentagon Papers” case), and appeared before the Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on behalf of Senator Mitch McConnell.
Cahill is representing The McGraw-Hill Companies and its Standard & Poor’s subsidiary in numerous cases arising from its rating of securities backed by subprime mortgages. Cahill also represents Time Warner Cable (“TWC”) in a nationwide class action and a contract dispute with major programmers. Cahill recently represented TWC in a challenge to its rights to enable subscribers to view the cable service on iPads. The firm is counsel to Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Pfizer in a number of purported securities class actions, as well as in commercial litigation.
On the white collar and corporate governance side, Cahill is advising numerous companies, boards and committees in corporate investigations.
Cahill also has Antitrust, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Communications, Crisis Advisory & Management, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Environmental, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Media, Pro Bono, Real Estate, Tax and Trusts & Estates practices. Read more about Cahill’s practices here.
A Memorable Summer
Summer associates at Cahill gain firsthand experience of what it would be like to be an associate there. With substantive work assignments, thoughtful mentoring, progressive training programs and lively events, summer associates develop a true understanding of Cahill’s people and practices.
Cahill’s summer associates benefit from Cahill’s free market assignment system. This system affords every Cahill lawyer the same opportunity to have a voice in choosing their assignments – throughout their tenure at the firm – based on their interests. A cultural staple is the focus on individuality; the free market system reflects the value placed on helping associates reach their professional goals. Cahill summer associates embrace this dynamic atmosphere and begin their legal careers uniquely positioned as stewards of their own success.
In a culture where over 90% of our partners worked as associates at the firm, Cahill’s lawyers can feel confident that their development is of great interest to those around them. Cahill partners participate in every aspect of associate development, from the design and implementation of training and development, to serving as active mentors.
Cahill’s summer associates are in constant contact with other associates and partners and are brought together socially with fun events, including cooking classes, bowling nights, attendance at premier NY sporting and cultural events, a fishing trip, and evenings attending Broadway shows. Summer associates are invited to lunches, happy hours and dinners with Cahill attorneys throughout the summer, and to receptions held at partners’ homes.
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Make Your Mark
A passion for challenging and distinctive work is a core value that’s as central today as it was in 1919 when Cahill was founded. Guided by business savvy leadership, Cahill applies professionalism and appreciation for individuality to the business of practicing law and to professional development; this forms the cornerstone of Cahill’s culture.
Cahill’s summer associates work on client projects such as corporate diligence, researching facts and law, drafting contracts, writing briefs, preparing pleadings and motions, and assisting at depositions, hearings and trials.
Summer associates also have opportunities to gain valuable public interest work experience and a deeper insight into the judicial system. Throughout the summer, Cahill summer associates can work directly with pro bono clients through organizations like the Legal Aid Society of New York and youth services centers such as The Door. Summer associates often observe trials, visit judges’ chambers and have lunch with judges.
Cahill prides itself on its meritocratic culture and offers top-of-the-market compensation and benefits.
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