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Patti Joins Cadwalader

Gregory Patti Jr. has joined Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP as a New York-based partner in the firm's corporate department, with a focus on private equity. He previously was a partner with O'Melveny & Myers.



Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world's leading law firms, announced that Gregory P. Patti, Jr. will join the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department of the New York office.

Private equity and hedge funds are playing an increasingly important role in the global economy and Cadwalader is committed to providing them with the same skill and acumen that we have long brought to our other financial services clients. Greg will deepen and broaden the expertise we bring to clients in this arena,” said Christopher White, the Chairman of Cadwalader and the Co-Chairman of the firm's Corporate Department.

“Not only is Greg a well-respected and accomplished corporate transactional lawyer, he adds in-depth expertise in the healthcare and telecom sectors, two key areas for our private equity clients,” said Ron Hopkinson, Head of Cadwalader's Private Equity Group.

Mr. Patti's practice includes substantial experience in corporate and securities law, including strategic acquisitions and divestitures, private equity, representation of portfolio companies, general corporate counseling and initial public offerings and other securities issuances. He has significant experience in auctions of large subsidiaries and divisions of public companies. Among the clients he has represented are Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., TCW Capital, CCMP Capital, and American Capital Strategies, Ltd.

“I have had the pleasure of working extensively with Ron and Stewart over the years. I very much look forward to joining forces with these highly regarded and talented practitioners, as well as with Geoffrey Levin and Kevin O'Mara, to represent leading financial sponsors,” said Mr. Patti.

Mr. Patti received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University in 1988, a Master of Philosophy in International Relations in 1989 from the University of Cambridge, and a J.D. from Harvard University in 1992. Following law school, Mr. Patti joined O'Melveny & Myers LLP and was elected a partner in the firm in 2001.

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, healthcare, insolvency, 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