George J.Cahill


New York + 1.212.326.7835

George Cahill's practice includes transactional, litigation, and regulatory work with a focus on complex financial instruments. George advises dealers and end-users with derivatives documentation and lenders and borrowers in connection with credit agreements. He has represented trustees, arrangers, and collateral managers in litigations involving various types of structured finance transactions. He also regularly provides prelitigation advice in connection with bond, loan, and credit default swap positions. George has years of bankruptcy experience and is a member of the Firm's LIBOR Initiative Working Group.

Prior to joining Jones Day, George was a managing director of the derivatives team for the Lehman Brothers Holdings bankruptcy estate where he participated in more than a hundred mediations and spearheaded dozens of litigations. He achieved hundreds of settlements relating to portfolios of interest rate, credit, currency, equity, and commodity derivatives. George spent the first part of his career representing arrangers and asset managers in connection with securitizations, including CLOs, cash and synthetic CDOs, RMBS, and other ABS.


  • Wells Fargo obtains summary judgment win in CDO litigationJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Securities LLC, and affiliate Structured Asset Investors LLC, as successor-in-interest to Wachovia Bank and Wachovia Securities, in an action filed by offshore investment vehicles of the German bank IKB alleging common law fraud in the sales of notes from three CDOs: Octans II, Sagittarius, and Longshore.
  • CECO Environmental obtains $190 million financingJones Day represented CECO Environmental Corp., a leading global provider of industrial engineered products and solutions, and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with a new $190 million senior secured credit agreement, consisting of a $140 million senior secured revolving credit facility and a $50 million senior secured term loan facility.
  • Conagra Brands acquires Pinnacle Foods for $10.9 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $10.9 billion merger.
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