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  • Bankruptcy Litigation | Practices | Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    Litigation Communications Litigation Corporate Governance Investigations Crisis Advisory First Amendment Media Litigation Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation Securities Litigation White Collar Defense Publications News Diversity and Inclusion Careers Contact Alumni Transactional Antitrust Trade Regulation Bankruptcy Restructuring Capital Markets Lending Communications Corporate Governance Advisory Environmental Executive Compensation Insurance Intellectual Property Mergers Acquisitions Real Estate Tax Trusts Estates Litigation Antitrust Litigation Bankruptcy Litigation Commercial Litigation Communications Litigation Corporate Governance Investigations Crisis Advisory First Amendment Media Litigation Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation Securities Litigation White Collar Defense Bankruptcy Litigation Consistent with its rich and storied litigation tradition and top ranked litigation practice Cahill is able to bring exceptional skills and resources to bear as needed in the context of bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings While bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings are ultimately about achieving a successful corporate transaction the ability to litigate effectively on short notice is often one of the tools essential to achieving that goal Cahill utilizes experienced bankruptcy and restructuring litigators whenever needed and because of the depth of our litigation practice we may call upon as few or as many lawyers at any experience level that the situation may require We have worked as debtors bankruptcy counsel handling all litigation requirements in complex cases including SP Newsprint and Orleans Homebuilders We have also served as special litigation counsel in bankruptcy cases such as Trico Marine Services where extensive fast paced litigation on several fronts was required In that case leveraging Cahill s extensive resources and experience we collected reviewed and produced millions of pages of hard copy and electronic documents under extraordinarily short time constraints while at the same time preparing for and participating in extensive evidentiary hearings We have also assisted creditors in navigating the various litigation aspects of bankruptcy proceedings such as preference and fraudulent conveyance actions and claims objections Specifically

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  • Commercial Litigation | Practices | Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    Iran Claims Tribunal Our clients operate in an increasingly complex litigation landscape We handle matters in highly specialized areas including appeals securities laws antitrust and trade regulation insurance and reinsurance First Amendment and other constitutional law challenges copyright trademark and trade secret disputes communications bankruptcy litigation structured finance anti corruption law including FCPA and OFAC as well as complex commercial disputes involving claims of accounting and legal malpractice fraud breach of contract breach of fiduciary duty and other business disputes We have recently represented public and private multinational companies insurers financial institutions and publishing companies among others in a variety of complex commercial disputes and in regulatory and enforcement situations We are also proud to be considered the litigator s litigator the firm that a number of the country s largest and most successful law firms have chosen to defend them in high stakes securities and professional responsibility claims Working in close partnership with our clients we learn their businesses and understand their goals When high stakes matters go to court we draw on our experience and reputation as trial lawyers in state and federal courts throughout the country and our experience before international tribunals such as the London Court of International Arbitration the World Court and the ICC International Court of Arbitration to achieve the best results for our clients Cahill litigators frequently appear before government entities including the Department of Justice the Securities and Exchange Commission the Federal Communications Commission the Federal Trade Commission the Patent and Trademark Office Congress State Attorneys General grand juries and bankruptcy courts Cahill litigators are also appointed by state and federal courts to help settle existing disputes even those involving complex issues such as the very structure of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms themselves and questions of resolution privacy Among our ranks are

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  • Communications | Practices | Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    courts and administrative agencies throughout the United States in litigation arbitration and policy making proceedings concerning issues unique to companies in the communications sector We have conducted numerous arbitrations and hearings on behalf of cable companies and competitive carriers before state agencies throughout the country The deep experience of our lawyers who focus on federal and state communications law strengthens our ability to produce favorable results with respect to representation before federal and state agencies and federal and state courts We have challenged orders of state regulatory commissions state tax commissions or departments of revenue and the FCC in appellate courts including certiorari petitions to the U S Supreme Court Our litigators have extensive experience representing cable companies in subscriber class actions which have challenged Internet network management practices privacy policies billing practices equipment charges and Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations pole attachment rate complaints state property and income tax appeals and also in several contract disputes with cable network affiliates Regulatory In the federal arena we have extensive experience with Federal Communications Commission FCC regulation and compliance as well as with the rules regulations and policies promulgated by the Federal Trade Commission FTC National Telecommunications and Information Administration NTIA Department of Justice DOJ and Office of Foreign Assets Control OFAC In addition we routinely represent clients before state regulatory commissions and local regulatory agencies such as the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications DoITT and state tax commissions We advise voice video data broadband VoIP cloud integrated and Internet service providers equipment manufacturers and broadcasters in connection with a range of operational and compliance concerns arising at the federal state and local levels These include but are not limited to operating authority permissible use of customer proprietary network information CPNI document retention planning and defense franchising consumer protection customer service standards customer notices customer disclosures corporate website compliance tariffs universal service regulatory fees E911 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act CALEA and access charges In addition we assist communications providers in preparing responses to notices of inquiry and other enforcement proceedings Corporate and Finance We advise our communications sector clients on a wide range of strategic and corporate matters including antitrust initial public offerings development of competition strategies organizational structuring and political programming guidance We negotiate and structure agreements such as network equipment capacity transmission subscriber transponder interconnection peering marketing licensing franchising vendor revenue sharing commercial leased access program affiliation retransmission consent and access to premises and MDU service agreements We are well versed in contract review and areas related to due diligence in mergers acquisitions and joint ventures and other financings including debt and equity offerings bank lending and restructurings Cahill s prominent participation in the U S and European capital markets bolsters our ability to provide thoughtful integrated capital structure solutions to communication service providers We understand how important it is for our clients who are involved in mergers acquisitions or financings often worth billions to move efficiently towards closing with a minimum of

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  • Corporate Governance & Investigations | Practices | Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    and business practices The firm is widely regarded for its ability to develop remedial and compliance plans that appropriately address potential liabilities and provide appropriate responses to governmental and regulatory inquiries Our team includes a former United States Attorney former federal prosecutors three alumni of the Securities and Exchange Commission including one who served on the executive staff as enforcement counsel to two SEC commissioners and other lawyers who joined Cahill following distinguished careers in the Securities and Exchange Commission the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Department of Justice Department of the Treasury and other government agencies and commissions Our lawyers have extensive experience conducting multinational investigations involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act FCPA The Office of Foreign Assets Control OFAC regulations and commercial bribery laws Bank Secrecy Act and anti money laundering We have managed investigations involving wire and mail fraud healthcare fraud tax fraud and fraud alleged under the False Claims Act and those arising from computer hacking and data breaches We also have a long track record conducting antitrust and price fixing investigations in markets including healthcare pharmaceuticals automotive industries paper products homebuilding and tobacco We represent parties in proceedings before Congress the Securities and Exchange Commission Department of Justice United States Attorneys Offices Department of the Treasury Federal Trade Commission Office of the Inspector General State Attorneys General as well as the New York Stock Exchange FINRA and other prosecutorial and regulatory agencies Our past representations before these agencies often have resulted in favorable resolutions for our clients For example Cahill represented Homestore Inc in investigations initiated by the DOJ and SEC in which the U S Attorney General and the SEC Director of Enforcement publicly commended the company s handling of the matter and determined to bring no charges against the company We

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  • Crisis Advisory | Practices | Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    directors From whistleblower investigations to proxy fights and multi billion dollar lawsuits our lawyers help companies to understand and to appropriately respond to the board shareholders media outlets and federal and state regulatory agencies Cahill s Crisis Advisory group is led by David N Kelley the former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York who oversaw some of the nation s most significant investigations and prosecutions involving white collar crime and terrorism including the Justice Department s nationwide investigation into the 9 11 attacks It also includes other former government attorneys and senior trial lawyers who excel in crisis situations where effective response to federal and state government agencies regulatory agencies and international regulatory authorities has been decisive Our lawyers are also well versed in working with selected public relations firms to help our clients adopt a responsible media relations strategy and program Representative Engagements Representation of witnesses before Congressional committees on topics ranging from corporate scandals to regulatory initiatives affecting the capital markets Representation of the new management team of WellCare Health Plans Inc in connection with matters relating to the consequences of alleged conduct by prior management including investigations by the FBI SEC and U S Attorney s Office Representation of Standard Poor s in connection with the investigation by and settlement with the Attorney General of New York relating to its ratings of securities backed by subprime mortgages Representation of one of the largest multinational banks in a federal Grand Jury investigation concerning various issues including the bank s dollar clearing services and Bank Secrecy Act compliance Defense of a national insurance broker in federal and state investigations arising from bribery of government officials by an officer concluded with no charges filed against the company Representation of numerous Fortune 50 companies in criminal Grand

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  • First Amendment & Media Litigation | Practices | Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    dozen cases in the Supreme Court and filing briefs amicus curiae in many others Most recently we represented Senator McConnell and the National Association of Broadcasters in a constitutional challenge to the McCain Feingold campaign finance law McConnell v Federal Election Commission and then Senator McConnell as amicus curiae in the Citizens United case We have represented the First Amendment Coalition and the ACLU among others as amici in litigation pending before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in connection with efforts to increase disclosures and transparency in the wake of the Snowden controversy We have represented many journalists in response to government efforts to require disclosure of the identities of their confidential sources United States v Sterling subpoena to James Risen Miller v United States combated the effort of a trial judge to enter a prior restraint against publishing the names of jurors United States v Quattrone represented the Brooklyn Museum in its defense against Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of its right to determine what art to display Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences v City of New York and commenced litigation to prohibit the Department of Justice from serving subpoenas on telephone service providers seeking the disclosure of the phone records of two reporters for The New York Times New York Times v Gonzales For the past 30 years we have successfully represented journalists including ABC the Associated Press CBS CNN Fox News and NBC Universal in actions against various states challenging state statutes or policies prohibiting exit polling activities at polling places on Election Day To date we have instituted 13 actions against state officials who sought to restrict our clients newsgathering activities We have been successful in all most recently in Ohio Florida Nevada New Jersey and Minnesota We have as well successfully litigated numerous defamation matters on behalf of significant media clients Examples include our winning dismissal of defamation claims brought against Time Warner Cable Inc by state court judge Justice Francois Rivera Rivera v NYP Holdings Inc et al affirmed on appeal Rivera v Time Warner Inc Yale University Press against an Islamic Charity which agreed to drop its libel suit in the face of anti SLAPP motions brought by Yale and other defendants KinderUSA v Yale University Press et al NBC in its dispute with Wayne Newton resulting in the reversal of a 19 million verdict entered in Newton s favor Newton v National Broadcasting Co summary judgment for The New York Times in a libel suit brought by New York City s former medical examiner Gross v New York Times and Time Magazine in a libel action commenced by the Church of Scientology Church of Scientology International v Time Warner Inc Cahill has substantial experience in litigating privacy rights We have represented the media in seminal cases such as our successful litigation through the New York Court of Appeals to retain the narrow statutory focus of New York privacy law Arrington v New York Times We succeeded in persuading the Second Department to adopt

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  • Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation | Practices | Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    Insurance Team of the Year Cahill is also nationally ranked and was named Team of the Year in the United States for 2014 by The Legal 500 and is highly recommended by Benchmark Litigation All of our insurance litigators grew up as serious commercial antitrust and securities litigators and most continue their involvement in Cahill s general litigation practice This unique approach permits us to combine deep experience based insurance knowledge with a level of breadth and judgment unavailable to those who litigate only insurance matters We routinely advise on coverage and litigate the most complex and high value insurance and reinsurance claims from ordinary if high dollar casualty business to asbestos to environmental both legacy and PLL to D O and other financial lines to trade and political risk and beyond We handle arbitrations trials and appeals But we not only litigate claims and coverage we also advise and litigate broadly on behalf of insurance companies MGA disputes antitrust advice and litigation insurance related securities litigation all are core parts of our litigation practice and have been for years The range and scope of our practice reflect the increasing complexity of the business of insurance and the business of insurers Recent highlights include Prevailed on behalf of the ceding company in the New York Appellate Division in one of the very few cases to apply follow settlements to a coverage in place agreement Won dismissal of all claims against XL Capital in a shareholder class action alleging fraud with respect to disclosures concerning financial guarantee products and separately obtained and had affirmed on appeal dismissal of all claims against XL Capital in litigation challenging disclosures concerning loss reserve strengthening Having handled numerous trade credit and political risk matters over the years both direct and reinsurance we are seeing an

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  • Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense | Practices | Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    the trial of a nationwide securities class action alleging fraud in a bond offering We have handled some of the most significant investigations arising from existing and emerging regulation in the white collar arena including for some of the largest transnational companies and banks as well as the largest securities rating agency and important government organizations Our lawyers have extensive experience conducting multinational investigations involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act FCPA The Office of Foreign Assets Control OFAC regulations other commercial anti bribery laws and the Bank Secrecy Act We also have a long track record of conducting antitrust and price fixing investigations in markets including healthcare pharmaceuticals automotive paper products homebuilding and tobacco We are also called upon to assist in resolving complex financial disputes through alternative dispute resolution and in private proceedings Among our litigators are former law clerks who have served judges in federal and state courts a former U S Attorney for the Southern District of New York three alumni of the Securities and Exchange Commission and other lawyers who joined the firm following distinguished careers in the U S Department of Justice Department of the Treasury and other federal and state organizations Our litigators represent issuers underwriters bank lenders placement agents officers and directors accountants lawyers and investors in large scale securities litigation and investigations throughout the world We have represented participants in complex securities class action litigation and parallel governmental investigations involving financial exposures in the billions of dollars Often these matters involve coordination with parallel governmental investigations congressional and regulatory investigations domestic and foreign bankruptcies and state court actions Our securities litigation and white collar defense practice is top ranked by Chambers USA The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation Representative Engagements McGraw Hill Financial Inc and Standard Poor s Financial Services LLP S P in connection with law suits commenced by the United States 19 states the District of Columbia and numerous private litigants The governmental litigations and many of the private actions have recently been settled as have certain claims by the Securities and Exchange Commission New York and Massachusetts Cahill has represented S P in all litigations relating to S P s ratings of mortgage backed securities Since 2009 Cahill has obtained dismissals in 29 such cases and has won numerous appeals in the cases UBS in winning a jury trial of a nationwide securities class action Credit Suisse AG and its subsidiaries in civil litigations and investigations with respect to alleged manipulation of LIBOR foreign exchange FX rate ISDAFIX rate and other reference rates during the financial crisis Bank of America in litigation arising from its role as indenture trustee in the 100 million self tender of Neff Corporation for certain of its outstanding debt Won dismissals of several nationwide class actions against Deutsche Bank as issuer and as underwriter alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Securities Act of 1933 Won denial of class action certification in a securities fraud action based

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