Cadwalader Nabs Four from Proskauer Rose
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Cadwalader, Wichersham & Taft has bolstered its litigation department with the addition of four attorneys from Proskauer Rose LLP. Joining the firm are Louis M. Solomon, Hal S. Shaftel, Colin A. Underwood and Michael S. Lazaroff. All will be resident in Cadwalader’s New York office.

Solomon takes over as vice chairman of the firm’s litigation department and head of its commercial and international litigation practice group. He held similar roles while at Proskauer.

“Lou Solomon and his team exemplify Cadwalader’s commitment to provide our clients with the profession’s top talent in areas where they face their most significant legal challenges,” said firm Chairman Christopher White in a press release. “They have stellar records across a range of major complex commercial disputes and extensive trial experience. The team also has unmatched expertise in litigation with international dimensions, which is increasingly critical in a complex global economy.”


Solomon has been internationally recognized for his successful representations in complex litigation matters and high profile disputes, including antitrust, intellectual property, class action and government and regulatory proceedings. He has litigated cases involving multiple international jurisdictions including the EU, Russia, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

“The addition of Lou and his colleagues strengthens the core disciplines within our litigation practice,” said Gregory A. Markel, chairman of Cadwalader’s litigation department. “Their experience in international and commercial litigation adds both scope and depth to our existing high-performing teams.”

Shaftel litigates complex commercial cases and his clients include major companies and individuals in the financial services, biotechnology, and professional sports and entertainment industries. He previously was a partner at Proskauer and head of the department’s private funds practice group.

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Underwood is a litigator with a focus on intellectual property and antitrust law. He previously was co-head of Proskauer’s antitrust practice group.

Lazaroff previously served with Underwood as co-head of Proskauer’s antitrust practice group. He focuses on private and government antitrust litigation, antitrust counseling, and representing corporations and individuals in both civil and criminal government investigations.

Cadwalader, Wichersham & Taft was founded in 1792 and does business in more than 50 countries on six continents. It has offices in New York, London, Charlotte, Washington and Beijing.


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