CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LLP

CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LLP

January 03, 2005 09:00 ET

Cadwalader Names Five New Partners


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JANUARY 3, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Cadwalader Names Five New Partners

NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - Jan 3, 2005) -

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world's leading
international law firms, has elected Justin A. Bickle, Jeffrey J. Lee,
Andrew J. Lucas, Charles G. Roberts and Robert L. Ughetta as Partners of
the firm.

"We are pleased to welcome these outstanding attorneys to the
partnership. They represent a cross section of our core practice areas
and a demonstration of the growth and expansion the firm is experiencing
across offices," said Robert O. Link, Jr., Cadwalader's Chairman. "It is
a great pleasure to congratulate them today and we look forward to their
continued success and contributions to the firm in years to come."

The following attorneys were elected Partner:

-- Justin A. Bickle, an attorney in the London Financial Restructuring
Department, focuses his practice on high yield, 'fallen angel' and
event-driven debt restructurings and advising bondholders and distressed
debt investors based in Europe and the United States. He has advised
high yield holders, hedge funds, investment banks, proprietary trading
desks, real estate investors, mezzanine lenders and private equity firms
in connection with numerous leverage, capital structure and strategic
investment issues, advising on restructuring/insolvency regimes in the
UK, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Canada, France, Poland and the
Netherlands. Mr. Bickle obtained the highest Upper Second class Degree
in Law in his year at the University of Exeter in 1992, completed the
Law Society Finals course at Chester College of Law in 1993, and
qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1995. He is a member of
the Law Society of England and Wales and a full member of the Insolvency
Lawyers Association.

-- Jeffrey J. Lee, an attorney in the Charlotte Real Estate Finance
Department, focuses his practice on real estate finance and workouts,
negotiating, documenting and closing real estate financings, including
construction loans and mezzanine loans. He has conducted real estate
loan closings and workouts in over 20 states, has negotiated and closed
numerous leases with national tenants and has managed conduit loan
programs with money center banks. Mr. Lee has a Bachelor of Arts in
History from Boston University in 1970, and he earned a J.D. from the
Boston University School of Law in 1973. He is admitted to practice in
New Jersey and is also a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the
United States.

-- Andrew J. Lucas, an attorney in the London Corporate/M&A Department,
focuses his practice on a wide range of corporate, restructuring and
refinancing matters throughout Europe and South-East Asia, including
public and private company financings, mergers and acquisitions,
reorganizations and restructurings, joint ventures, take-overs, initial
public offerings and general corporate governance and regulatory
matters. Mr. Lucas graduated with an LLB degree from Kings College
London in 1990. He qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1994
and as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1997

-- Charles G. Roberts, an attorney in the London Capital Markets
Department, focuses his practice on mortgage securitization and has
represented underwriters, issuers and institutional investors in
numerous public and private offerings in both the U.S. and Europe. He is
a governor of the European Chapter of the Commercial Mortgage Securities
Association (CMSA), Chair of its Regulatory Committee in Europe and
Chair of the International Committee of the CMSA. Mr. Roberts received a
Bachelor of Science in Finance from New York University in 1987 and
earned his J.D. in 1993 from the Hofstra University School of Law. He is
admitted to practice in England and the State of New York.

-- Robert L. Ughetta, an attorney in the Charlotte Capital Markets
Department, focuses his practice on structured finance, derivative
products, other types of innovative financing and the federal securities
laws. He represents underwriters, credit enhancers, issuers, collateral
managers, trustees and institutional investors in a wide range of
matters, including the securitization of traditional and non-traditional
assets, the creation of various types of swaps and derivative
instruments, the repackaging of corporate, asset-backed and non-U.S.
securities, and the creation of commercial paper vehicles. He actively
practices and has extensive experience in the areas of warehouse conduit
financing, market value swaps and CDOs. Mr. Ughetta graduated from
Princeton University in 1989 and received his J.D., cum laude, from
Albany law School of Union University in 1993. He is admitted to
practice in the State of New York.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, established in 1792, is one of the
world's leading international law firms, with offices in New York,
Charlotte, Washington and London. 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 securitization, structured finance,
mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, real estate, environmental,
insolvency, litigation, health care, banking, project finance, insurance
and reinsurance, tax, and private client matters. More information about
Cadwalader can be found at www.cadwalader.com.

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