James Thomas McDonnell

James Thomas McDonnell: Attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


James McDonnell's practice is concentrated in the area of finance, with emphasis on securities law and regulation, credit, and insolvency. Mr. McDonnell advises clients on prime brokerage, derivatives, and the application of insolvency safe-harbors to financial transactions.

Mr. McDonnell received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. from Amherst College. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

News & Resources


News Releases

Cadwalader Attorneys Featured in 2016 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Rankings

Sep 21, 2016


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

Sep 19, 2014


Clients & Friends Memos

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

Jun 22, 2011


Changes to the Regulation of Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers Under Title IX of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Sep 01, 2010

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • OTC Derivatives
  • Structured Products

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212 504 5590  Phone
212 504 6666  Fax
University Attended:
Amherst College, B.A.
Law School Attended:
University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
Year of First admission:
2008, New York

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