Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft announced the hiring of seven special counsels, including Steven Hodaszy and Craig Wolson to its capital markets department. Hodaszy, who was previously at Sidley Austin and who will be based in New York, will focus on publicly and privately offered MBS and ABS deals. His experience includes representing clients in home equity deals, NIMs and farm and construction equipment loans. Wolson, who was formerly a partner at Duane Morris in New York, and will be based in Charlotte, N.C., will focus on analyzing and structuring ABS, CDOs (both cash and synthetic), as well as deals involving interest rate swaps, CDS and other derivative instruments.
BNP Paribas appointed Arjan Verbeek as co-head of flow products in the securitization group. Verbeek is based in London, and reports to Fabrice Susini, head of European securitization. Verbeek joins from Barclays Capital in London, where he was a director within the financial institutions securitization group.