Peter J. Williams

Special Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 6573

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Practice Areas

  • Asset-Backed Commercial Paper
  • Structured Products
  • CLOs
University University of Michigan, B.A., with honors, 1993
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1997
Admitted2000, New York

Peter Williams is special counsel in Cadwalader's Capital Markets Department and concentrates in the areas of structured finance and derivatives products. He regularly represents arrangers, asset managers, investors and issuers in a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters involving collateralized loan obligations, securities repackagings and other complex structured products. He also advises financial institution counterparties in connection with structured derivatives transactions, including credit default swaps, total return swaps and rate swaps. He has substantial experience negotiating ISDAs and related trading agreements, and has advised clients in connection with insurance-linked products.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Peter was an institutional equities trader at Fidelity Investments.

Peter received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

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News Releases

Cadwalader Named US 2015 Structured Finance Team of the Year By The Legal 500 Nov 13, 2015

Recent Press

Cadwalader Retains Top Spot in Commercial MBS Representations Jan 23, 2015


Cadwalader Named US 2015 Structured Finance Team of the Year By The Legal 500 Nov 13, 2015


Clients & Friends Memos

Final Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions Oct 30, 2014


SFIG ABS Vegas Jan 21, 2014

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Peter J. Williams

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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