Joshua P. Arnold

Joshua P. Arnold: Attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


Joshua Arnold represents domestic and international financial institutions and other public and privately-held corporations and their officers and directors involved in complex commercial litigation. Josh has helped clients resolve contractual disputes involving commercial mortgage-backed securities and other structured products, bankruptcy matters, class actions, shareholder derivative and merger-related litigations and other complex business litigation matters in all phases of litigation proceedings, from the pleading stage through trial and appeal, in a variety of federal and state courts across the country.

Recognized by the New York State Bar Association for his strong commitment to pro bono work, Josh is actively involved in a wide range of matters, including the representation of a federal death row inmate challenging his criminal conviction and death sentence; a private not-for-profit educational and cultural New York City institution against a civil rights tort claim; and a victim of domestic abuse seeking asylum under United States immigration laws. In addition, Josh develops and presents continuing legal education (CLE) programs for clients and other attorneys on various topics, including ethics and privilege issues and civil procedural rules and best practices with respect to both electronic and traditional discovery.

Josh received a Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction and as an Honors Division Scholar, from Indiana University in 2001. He earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2008, where he served an externship at the United States Federal Public Defender's Office in Newark, N.J., participated in multiple interscholastic moot court competitions and was recognized as the 2008 Outstanding Practitioner for his work at the Center for Social Justice Civil Litigation Clinic. Josh is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Josh has played a significant role in a variety of corporate, securities and other complex commercial litigations. His most recent representative engagements include:
•Bank of America, N.A. in multiple federal court actions across the country relating to the issuance of commercial mortgage-backed securities involving more than 1,000 commercial real estate loans worth over $1 billion originated by Bank of America or its subsidiaries.
•Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. and certain of its officers and directors in litigation challenging its merger with another large pharmaceutical company, in which the plaintiffs alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
•A real estate investment firm in litigation commenced by a junior loan participant in connection with a contemplated sale of the loan.
•Vertis Communications, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in Chapter 11 cases pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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News Releases

• Cadwalader Scores Second Litigation Victory for AIG

Oct 04, 2016

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate & Securities Litigation
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212 504 5601  Phone
212 504 6666  Fax
University Attended:
Indiana University, B.A., with distinction, 2001
Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
Year of First admission:
2009, New York

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