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Cadwalader Adds Restructuring Attorneys

Jessica Fink and Joseph Glynn have joined Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP as New York-based special counsels in the law firm’s financial restructuring department.


Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms, announced that Jessica L. Fink and Joseph P. Glynn have joined the firm as special counsel in the Financial Restructuring Department of the New York office.

“There is an increased demand for demonstrated legal expertise in workouts and restructurings in the current business environment. The addition of Jessica and Joseph to a team that now numbers over 70 lawyers enhances our capabilities and deepens our bench, allowing us to provide our clients with the effective, efficient and timely counsel they need to meet their business goals,” said Bruce Zirinsky, Co-Chair of Cadwalader’s Financial Restructuring Department.

“Jessica and Joseph have broad experience in representing creditors and debtors in chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings, and related litigation, and their expertise and attention to the needs of clients complement our restructuring practice,” said Deryck Palmer, Co-Chair of Cadwalader’s Financial Restructuring Department.

Ms. Fink’s practice focuses on the representation of debtors, individual creditors, equity holders, and ad hoc and official creditors’ committees in connection with complex chapter 11 cases, workouts, acquisitions, and debt restructurings. She has represented domestic and foreign clients in an array of industries, including telecommunications, airlines, health care, manufacturing, and financial. Prior to joining the firm, Jessica was an associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; and Pillsbury Winthrop LLP. She received her J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Tulane University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Tulane Law Review, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of New York.

Mr. Glynn represents debtors, creditors, and equity interest holders in chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court restructurings in a vast array of industries, including energy, financial, airline, automotive, healthcare, retail clothing, and industrial manufacturing. Formerly an attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, he has advised clients on issues such as fraudulent transfers, preferences, setoffs, recoupment, substantive consolidation, equitable subordination, recharacterization, distribution priorities, claim allowance, fiduciary duties, and security law exemptions under the Bankruptcy Code. He received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where he won the Timothy J. Meehan Award for Excellence in Real Property, and his B.A. from Boston College. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, established in 1792, is one of the world’s leading international law firms, with offices in New York, London, Charlotte, Washington and Beijing. Cadwalader serves a diverse client base, including many of the world’s top financial institutions, undertaking business in more than 50 countries in six continents. The firm offers legal expertise in antitrust, banking, business fraud, corporate finance, corporate governance, environmental, financial restructuring and reorganizations, healthcare, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private client, private equity, real estate, regulation, securitization, structured finance, and tax. More information about Cadwalader can be found at