Karen A. Dewis

Phone212 504 6242

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Distressed Investing and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Energy & Commodities
  • Energy & Commodities Transactions
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 504 6242
Fax: 212 504 6666
University University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., magna cum laude, 1984
Law SchoolUniversity of Toronto, Faculty of Law (J.D.; LL.B., 1988); Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1991
Admitted1989, New York; 1995, District of Columbia

Karen A. Dewis represents businesses in corporate and securities law matters, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, capital raising transactions, corporate governance, compliance and general corporate matters. With particular experience in the financial services, energy/commodities and general industrial sectors, her clients include Fortune 100 and 500 companies and leading financial institutions.

She advises both public and private companies in merger and acquisition transactions ranging from domestic mid-market transactions to multi-billion dollar multi-jurisdictional transactions. She also represents both issuers and underwriters in connection with all types of securities offerings ranging from initial public offerings of common stock to billion dollar public offerings of investment grade debt. In addition, her experience extends to advising on complex international restructuring and separation/spin-off transactions.

Karen also counsels clients on corporate governance, executive compensation and securities law compliance matters, including stock exchange rules, the governance and securities law compliance aspects of Dodd-Frank, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related regulations, and other state corporate and securities laws issues. She has been recognized by numerous independent commentators as a leading corporate advisor, including being named by Chambers USA as a leader in the field of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and by SmartCEO Magazine as among the Legal Elite in the Washington, D.C. area.

Karen received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of California-Los Angeles where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, her LL.B./J.D. from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and an LL.M. in Securities Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.

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News Releases

Cadwalader Advises Deutsche Bank in Sale of Energy Trading Books

Aug 25, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized for Excellence at 2013 Commodity Business Awards

Nov 21, 2013

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US

Oct 25, 2013

IFLR 1000 Again Names Cadwalader a Leader in Core Transactional Areas of Practice

Oct 19, 2011

Cadwalader Expands D.C. Office With Launch of Energy and Commodities Advisory Practice

Jan 20, 2011

Recent Press

Wall Street firm targets District-based energy practice

Jan 20, 2011


Cadwalader Recognized for Excellence at 2013 Commodity Business Awards

Nov 21, 2013

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US

Oct 25, 2013

Chambers and Partners USA 2013

May 24, 2013

Chambers and Partners USA 2012

Jun 07, 2012



Platts 16th Annual Financing US Power Conference

Oct 16, 2014

2013 Energy & Commodities Conference

Oct 10, 2013



Quorum: March 2014 V2N1

Mar 26, 2014


Energy Group Introduction

Feb 17, 2011 (Also at Washington, DC Office)

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Karen A. Dewis

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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