Cadwalader adds securitization lawyer Peter Morreale

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Securitization lawyer Peter C. Morreale has joined the capital markets group at international law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft as a partner, the firm announced Wednesday.

Morreale was previously a managing director and associate general counsel in the mortgage and legal group at Goldman Sachs. At Goldman, he provided legal counsel for businesses across a range of asset-backed securities, including student loans, drug royalties, and aircraft leases, to name a few.

He has also worked as a securitization lawyer for McKee Nelson and as associate general counsel for Fannie Mae.

Morreale is the latest in a string of hires designed to bolster Cadwalater’s key practices. In recent months, partner David Teigman joined the firm in the executive compensation and employee benefits practice; partner Steven Baker joined the firm to lead litigation and international arbitration efforts in London; Jason Halper, a former partner of Cadwalader, rejoined the New York office as co-chair of the firm’s global litigation group; and Joseph Facciponti, a former federal prosecutor with significant experience in the financial industry, also joined the firm in New York.

The capital markets group at Cadwalader advises clients on various transactions, including warehousing loans, commercial mortgage bonds, commercial real estate CLOs, and distressed-asset securitizations.

“Having seen the industry from both the business side and as a lawyer advising clients, I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue to expand the firm’s capabilities,” Morreale stated in the press release.
Cadwalader itself was established in 1792, and has offices in New York, Charlotte, London, Washington D.C., and Brussels.

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