George Cahill is a partner in Alston & Bird’s Investment Funds Group. He focuses his practice on derivatives, structured finance, leveraged finance, and restructuring.
George advises dealers and end-users on derivatives documentation and regulations. He has significant transactional experience across asset classes, including credit, equities, energy, commodities, interest rates and currencies, and he regularly counsels clients on the regulatory frameworks that have developed in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act.
George has substantial experience with structured products and has represented arrangers, trustees, and collateral managers with collateralized loan obligation, residential mortgage-backed security, and esoteric asset-backed securitization transactions and litigations. George navigated LIBOR transition issues on portfolios of derivatives, CLOs, and loans for some of the world’s largest banks and private equity and credit fund managers.
George has advised financial institutions on nearly every notable refinancing or restructuring impacting the U.S. and European credit default swap markets over the past five years, and he assists banks with regulatory investigations into those markets.
George spent more than a decade as in-house counsel at financial institutions, recently serving as a managing director of the Lehman Brothers Holdings bankruptcy estate, spearheading dozens of litigations and hundreds of mediations and helping settle thousands of disputes arising from ISDA close-outs as part of the largest bankruptcy in history. He is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charterholder.