George Cahill's practice includes transactional, litigation, and regulatory work with a focus on complex financial instruments. George advises dealers and end-users in connection 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 is a member of the Firm's derivatives, structured finance, and direct lending areas of focus; co-leader of the collateralized loan obligation (CLO), leveraged loan, and high yield working group; and member of the IBOR transition and special situations & restructurings working group. George also has significant experience negotiating renewable energy contracts.
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 collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), and other asset-backed securities (ABS).
- The George Washington University (J.D. 2004); Boston College (B.A. 1999)
- New York and Connecticut
- Summer Honors Program, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2002)
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder