Doron Ezickson Joins Cadwalader to Establish UK Energy and Commodities Practice

By Cadwalader Wickersham Taft Llp, PRNE
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cadwalader launches new global practice across London, New York, Washington D.C. and Houston

LONDON, January 20, 2011 - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading international law firm,
today announced the addition of Doron Ezickson as a Partner in its London
office, establishing the UK Energy and Commodities Practice.

Mr. Ezickson joins from McDermott Will & Emery LLP, as part of a team of
nine partners in Washington D.C., London, New York and Houston creating a new
global Energy and Commodities Practice.

He is a recognised leader in international energy and commodities law,
and adds to Cadwalader's traditional strengths of financial services, capital
markets, M&A, litigation, regulatory and anti-corruption lawyers. The new
Energy and Commodities Practice spans all financial products within the
wholesale, emissions and renewables markets.

"We are delighted to have Doron join us and assist with the firm's
international expansion, not only in energy, but in our existing financial
services, capital markets, international litigation and reorganisation
practices. This practice area plays to and enhances our strengths in London."
said Angus Duncan, Managing Partner of Cadwalader's London office.

"The development of an Energy and Commodities Practice is a perfect fit
for our Firm." stated Cadwalader's Chairman Christopher White. "Dramatic
changes in the European and U.S. regulatory environment in highly regulated
industries such as financial services, energy and commodities, are creating
demand for sophisticated sector specific counsel. We serve our clients by
bringing together outstanding innovative and creative lawyers to help
navigate the terrain." he said.

Mr. Ezickson has extensive experience of the energy markets, including a
wide range of European, US and Asia regulatory and compliance issues relating
to the development and operation of wholesale energy, renewable energy and
emissions markets, as well as related financial products. He has practised as
a foreign attorney in the UK since 2006 and is also admitted to practice in
Massachussetts, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania.

Other key Partners joining the Firm in the United States include Paul
who was head of McDermott's Energy and Commodities Advisory practice,
focusing foremost on energy, commodities and derivatives law. Karen A. Dewis,
who joins the team from her previous position as head of McDermott's
corporate practice and co-head of its Global M&A group. Gregory Mocek, former
head of McDermott's Energy and Commodities Advisory Practice Group
Enforcement Defense Team; Daryl L. Rice, former co-head of the Energy Trading
and Structured Transactions; Kenneth W. Irvin, former head of the regulatory
practice; and Anthony M. Mansfield, former partner in the Washington, D.C.,
office. In addition, Robert G. Stephens, former head of McDermott's Houston
office and head of the Energy Trading and Structured Transactions will open a
new Houston office for Cadwalader. Gregory K. Lawrence, former head of the
Renewables practice will reside in New York.

About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, established in 1792, is one of the
world's leading international law firms, with offices in New York, London,
Charlotte, Washington and Beijing. Cadwalader serves a diverse client base,
including many of the world's top financial institutions, undertaking
business in more than 50 countries on six continents. The firm offers legal
expertise in antitrust, banking, business fraud, corporate finance, corporate
governance, environmental, financial restructuring and reorganisations,
healthcare, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and
acquisitions, private client, private equity, real estate, regulation,
securitization, structured finance, and tax. More information about
Cadwalader can be found at

    Adam Segall +1-212-504-6492

    Kathryn Bowditch FD

Adam Segall, +1-212-504-6492, adam.segall at, or Kathryn Bowditch, FD, +44-(0)20-7-269-7185, kathryn.bowditch at

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