Danielle Schonback Garbien

Special Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 6440

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Energy & Commodities
  • Energy & Commodities Investigations
  • Renewables
  • Energy & Commodities Regulation & Compliance
  • Energy & Commodities Transactions
  • Litigation
  • OTC Derivatives
University Boston College, B.A., 1999
Law SchoolAmerican University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2002
Admitted2003, District of Columbia, Massachusetts and New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Danielle Schonback Garbien focuses her practice on representing investment banks, hedge funds and energy and commodity companies in a variety of transactional, regulatory and risk management matters.

Danielle has considerable experience drafting, analyzing and negotiating physical and financial commodity-related agreements including purchase and sale agreements, energy management agreements, agricultural repurchase agreements, commodity hedge agreements, netting agreements as well as standardized industry agreements such as ISDAs, EEIs and NAESBs. She also advises clients on international and domestic regulatory and documentation issues related to structured commodity and derivatives transactions, and on-exchange and over-the-counter energy transactions in cash and derivatives markets. Danielle has represented clients involved in government investigations into natural gas transaction price reporting and market manipulation conducted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

During law school, Danielle interned at the CFTC where she researched and reviewed various matters relating to commodity trading for an administrative law judge in the Office of Proceedings. Danielle served as note and comment editor for The American University Law Review.

Danielle received her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law and her B.A. from Boston College. Danielle is a member of the state bars of New York, Massachusetts (inactive) and the District of Columbia (inactive) and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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News Releases

Cadwalader Named 2014 Americas Derivatives Law Firm of the Year; Ray Shirazi Recognized as Top Derivatives Lawyer

Sep 19, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized for Excellence at 2013 Commodity Business Awards

Nov 21, 2013

Cadwalader Further Strengthens Energy and Commodities Practice

Feb 02, 2011


Cadwalader Named 2014 Americas Derivatives Law Firm of the Year; Ray Shirazi Recognized as Top Derivatives Lawyer

Sep 19, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized for Excellence at 2013 Commodity Business Awards

Nov 21, 2013


Clients & Friends Memos

FERC Grants CAISO Declaratory Order Request and Accepts Reliability Must-Run Agreement

Jan 10, 2013

FERC Issues Order Denying Hunter Rehearing Request on Alleged Market Manipulation

Nov 22, 2011

FERC Orders Trader to Pay $30 Million for Market Manipulation

Apr 22, 2011


Best Practices in Decision & Risk Analysis

Apr 15, 2014

2013 Energy & Commodities Conference

Oct 10, 2013

•Represented a financial institution in acquiring the power, natural gas, metals and crude oil trading portfolio of a power marketer;
•Represented the power marketing affiliate of a financial institution in connection with the sale of its power and natural gas trading business;
•Represented the commodity arm of a financial institution in its acquisition of the wholesale power trading and natural gas portfolio of a major power marketer;
•Negotiated, on behalf of a major commercial bank acting as a swap counterparty, the swap documentation, gas remarketing agreement, indenture and associated documents for a municipal pre-paid natural gas transaction and a separate pre-paid electricity transaction;
•Represented a commodity trading firm in connection with the negotiation of a Master Purchase and Repurchase Agreement with a wholesale grain dealer;
•Negotiated, on behalf of the commodity arm of a financial institution, a complex hedge agreement, which contained several financially-settled heat rate options.

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Danielle Schonback Garbien

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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