Jonathan M. Wainwright

Senior Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 6122

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Family Office
  • Fund Formation
  • Investment Management
  • Investment Management Litigation
  • Investment Management Regulation & Compliance
  • Investment Management Transactions
  • Private Equity
University Yale University, B.A., with honors, 1965
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 1968
Admitted1968, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Jonathan Wainwright's practice is concentrated in the areas of investment management and alternative investment products. Jon focuses on structuring pooled investment entities, complex joint ventures, and transactions for private and public companies, merchant banks, investment managers and not-for-profit organizations. He also has extensive experience counseling private equity and investment funds, including partnerships, limited liability companies, and off-shore structures. He represents and counsels U.S. and non-U.S. clients, including not-for-profit organizations, in corporate governance matters, private placements of debt and equity securities, mergers, acquisitions, sales, leveraged buyouts, exchange offers and significant investment issues. His clients include domestic and off-shore banks, trust companies, hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, and other investment managers, consulting firms, service companies, not-for-profit organizations and family offices.

Jon is a member of the Federal Bar Council. He serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Lighthouse Guild International and is a Director of The Nature Conservancy on Long Island. He also serves on the board of directors of a Florida based Trust Company, several investment advisory firms, several family offices and numerous closely-held U.S. companies and foreign corporations.

He earned a bachelor's degree, with honors, from Yale College and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He has been with Cadwalader since 1968. After serving as a Cadwalader Partner for more than 32 years, in 2010 Jon was appointed a Senior Counsel of the Firm.

Jon is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

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News Releases

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014

Lighthouse International Elects Cadwalader's Wainwright as Vice-Chairman
Mar 22, 2010


Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014


Clients & Friends Memos

The SEC Approves Final Version of Form PF
Oct 28, 2011

SEC Adopts Dodd-Frank Act Investment Adviser Rules and Delays Implementation of Some Deadlines
Jun 27, 2011

The Dodd-Frank Act: How It Impacts Specific Institutions, Entities and Transactions
Jun 22, 2011

The Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers: Implications For Non-European Investment Managers
Dec 17, 2010

Hedge Fund Regulation Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Jul 20, 2010

The Changing Face of Hedge Fund Regulation
May 27, 2010

House Regulatory Reform Bill May Impose Further Burdens On Large Funds
Feb 04, 2010


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Jonathan M. Wainwright

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