Richard M. Brand
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Richard Brand, co-chairman of the Corporate Group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, is widely recognized as a leading advisor to public companies, hedge funds, private equity firms and investment banks. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, takeover preparedness and defense, shareholder activism and defense, general corporate advisory work and securities offerings. Mr. Brand has particular expertise in FCPA compliance in relation to the M&A due diligence process, and has extensive shipping industry knowledge, having served as primary outside U.S. counsel for Safe Bulkers.

Described by The American Lawyer as "a takeover and defense specialist" who is "no stranger to billion-dollar deals," Mr. Brand is recognized regularly for his M&A work by leading industry publications. He recently received a Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award from the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University and received his J.D., cum laude, from New York University.