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NEW YORK, April 21 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Mark A. Roppel,…

NEW YORK, April 21 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Mark A. Roppel, a former partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Shearman & Sterling LLP, has joined
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP as a partner in the Corporate/Mergers &
Acquisitions Department, resident in New York.

Mr. Roppel represents clients in a variety of domestic and cross border
transactions including mergers, tender offers, private stock and asset
purchases, leveraged acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and
strategic alliances.

“Mark is an outstanding addition to both our New York office and our
corporate practice,” stated Robert O. Link, Jr., Cadwalader’s Chairman and
Managing Partner. “He is a highly regarded lawyer who comes to us with
extremely strong expertise gained on a wide range of client matters.”

“Mark represents a great opportunity for us as our Corporate/M&A
Department continues to grow. He has been involved in a number of very
exciting domestic and cross border transactions and his energy and expertise
will be of great value to our clients. We are all excited to work with him,”
stated Louis Bevilacqua, Chairman of Cadwalader’s Corporate/Mergers &
Acquisitions Department.

“I am looking forward to joining Cadwalader and collaborating with its
teams of highly regarded practitioners not only in Corporate/M&A but also in
the Banking, Capital Markets, Tax and Litigation Departments. Cadwalader’s
record of high profile transactions and intense focus on being a leading firm
in M&A was an important consideration for me. I cannot imagine a better
platform from which to serve a wide range of client needs,” stated Mr. Roppel.

Mr. Roppel joined Shearman & Sterling in 1994 and was elected partner in
2000. Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, he was a corporate associate at
LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae LLP, where he worked on corporate and
international transactions as well as securities and mergers and acquisitions
matters. Mr. Roppel received his Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Bachelor
of Common Law (L.L.B.) from McGill University, where he was the Senior Editor
of the McGill Law Journal. He obtained an LL.M from Columbia University
School of Law and served as an Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law
Review. He is admitted to practice in New York.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, established in 1792, is one of the world’s
leading international law firms, with offices in New York, London, Charlotte,
and Washington. Cadwalader serves a diverse client base, including many of
the world’s top financial institutions, undertaking business in more than 50
countries in six continents. The firm offers legal expertise in
securitization, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate
finance, real estate, environmental, insolvency, litigation, health care,
banking, project finance, insurance and reinsurance, tax, and private client
matters. More information about Cadwalader can be found at
http://www.cadwalader.com.

Web Site: http://www.cadwalader.com

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