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, 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 Vice Chairman and Secretary of the Lighthouse 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.