Chapman in the News Archive
- NewsJune 2019
Chapman’s Chicago office hosted a reception recognizing Ezra Lintner as the first recipient of the Chapman and Cutler LLP Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Diversity Scholarship. Ezra is an openly transgender Dean's List Scholar at DePaul University College of Law.
- RecognitionMay 2019
Chapman was named among Law360's 70 best law firms for women attorneys that are “demonstrating that the industry's gender diversity goals can turn into a measurable result, and boost the number of women at all levels of a law firm." This is the third consecutive year that Chapman was recognized.
- Pro BonoMay 2019
Chapman attorneys David Batty, Kimberly Bischoff, Will Petraglia, Sara Ghadiri, and Eric Manor volunteered at the Charlotte Fire Department Headquarters for a Wills for Heroes clinic.
- RecognitionMay 14, 2019
Chapman was honored by the Chicago Legal Clinic with the 2019 Pro Bono Service Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the clinic’s mission to provide community-based quality legal services and education to the underserved and disadvantaged.
- Pro BonoMay 2019
Attorneys from Chapman's San Francisco office participated in the Legal First Responders kick off event. Legal First Responders is a program of Legal Access Alameda.
- RecognitionMay 2019
Chapman Associate and Pro Bono Counsel Sara Ghadiri was named to the 2019 class of The Outstanding Young Persons of Illinois by the Illinois Jaycees — Sara was the only honoree this year in the category of political, legal, and/or government affairs.
- NewsNetDocuments Introduces SetBuilder to Simplify Document Organization for Transactional Closings and MoreMay 1, 2019
NetDocuments, the leading, secure cloud-based content services platform, today introduced SetBuilder, the fully-integrated NetDocuments application based on the acquisition of Chapman’s Closing Room solution.
- Pro BonoApril 2019
Chapman attorneys recently partnered with attorneys and legal professionals from BMO Financial Group (through their Pro Bono program) to draft renewal paperwork for individuals whose Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is up for renewal.
- RecognitionMarch 2019
MetLife has once again recognized Chapman for inclusivity efforts spanning affinity group activities, mentoring and sponsorship opportunities, training and pipeline programs, and supplier diversity initiatives.
- Press ReleaseMarch 29, 2019
Chapman was again named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, receiving a 100% score on the annual Corporate Equality Index.
- RecognitionJanuary 29, 2019
Chapman is proud to be recognized as an American Bar Association (ABA) Free Legal Answers 2018 Pro Bono Leader for our attorneys work on behalf of the ABA Free Legal Answers program in Illinois.
- Press ReleaseJanuary 4, 2019
Chapman's Chief Executive Partner Tim Mohan to lead cancer support organization Gilda's Club Chicago.
- Press ReleaseJanuary 2, 2019
Chapman attorney plays key role in supporting Illinois name change legislation to protect domestic abuse survivors.
- Pro BonoDecember 2018
For the past two years, Chapman attorneys have collaborated with Illinois Legal Aid Online’s (ILAO) Free Legal Answers Program. This month we reached a milestone, answering more than 500 legal questions and helping Illinois residents faced with major life challenges.
- Press ReleaseNovember 27, 2018
Chapman and Cutler LLP mourns the loss of partner, colleague, and friend, Michael J. Mitchell, who passed away on November 25, 2018 in Chicago. He was 63.
- Pro BonoNovember 2018
On November 16, attorneys at Chapman partnered with attorneys and legal professionals from BMO Financial Group (through their Pro Bono program) to draft renewal paperwork for individuals whose Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was up for renewal.
- NewsNovember 7, 2018
NetDocuments, the leading secure cloud-based content services platform for law firms, corporate legal teams and compliance departments, announced today at ndElevate, its annual customer and partner summit, that it acquired Closing Room, a deal management application developed by Chapman and Cutler LLP to streamline transactional closing processes.
- RecognitionOctober 2018
- Press ReleaseAugust 13, 2018
Chapman and Cutler LLP attorney Sara Ghadiri has played a key role in supporting legislation to expand protections for survivors of domestic abuse and stalking.
- Press ReleaseJuly 31, 2018
Chapman and Cutler LLP is pleased to announce that it has been named to the Best Law Firms for Women 2018 list, published by Working Mother.
- RecognitionMay 29, 2018
Chapman was named among the 62 best law firms for women attorneys that are “outpacing their peers, breaking down barriers, and forging a path to a more diverse working environment” by Law360.
- NewsMay 11, 2018
Chapman is proud to be a founding Charter Sponsor of the Institute for the Future of Law Practice’s first two intensive boot camp training programs that will launch at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law and the University of Colorado Law School
- InterviewApril 5, 2018
Chapman attorney Marc Franson participated in the inaugural episode of Talking Fintech with hosts Jeremy Potter and Colin Darke.
- Press ReleaseChapman Expands Renewable Energy, Securitization Practices with Returning Lawyer David Sykes in San FranciscoFebruary 22, 2018
Chapman announced that David Sykes rejoined the firm earlier this month as a partner in the San Francisco office, adding to the firm’s renewable energy and securitization practices.
- Press ReleaseFebruary 21, 2018
Chapman attorney Sara Ghadiri has played a key role in supporting legislation to expand protections to survivors of domestic abuse and stalking.
- InterviewDecember 20, 2017
Chapman attorney Kathleen Moriarty was featured on an episode of Bloomberg's ETF IQ to discuss bitcoin and the fund life cycle.
- InterviewDecember 2017
Chapman attorney Michael Friedman recently joined DebtWire’s Richard Goldman for a podcast interview.
- Press ReleaseNovember 10, 2017
Chapman and Cutler LLP was named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, receiving a 100% score on the annual Corporate Equality Index.
- RecognitionNovember 8, 2017
For the second consecutive year, Chapman is proud to accept the American Heart Association's Law Chalice, recognizing Chicago's top law firm Heart Walk fundraiser.
- NewsOctober 2017
In a video by The Law Lab, Chapman attorney Eric Wood presents at the 2017 Chicago-Kent Fin(Legal)Tech Conference.
- Press ReleaseOctober 23, 2017
Chapman expands its investment management practice with the addition of Barry Pershkow, formerly SEC point person on ETFs.
- Press ReleaseChapman Expands Investment Management Group in New York with ETF and Fintech Leader, Kathleen MoriartyOctober 19, 2017
Chapman expands its investment management and fintech practice in New York by adding Kathleen Moriarty from Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer.
- NewsAugust 2017
Chapman Partner David Cholst chaired and Partner Sarah Breitmeyer served on a National Association of Bond Lawyers task force that produced proposals to improve US infrastructure through tax reform.
- NewsAugust 11, 2017
Chapman represented the solicitation agent and lead underwriter in a public-private partnership to finance the extension of the I-95 Express Lanes project.
- Press ReleaseAugust 7, 2017
New attorneys further expand Chapman’s structured and municipal finance practices with respect to transactional, regulatory, and tax counsel.
- RecognitionAugust 1, 2017
Chapman has been recognized again for contributions furthering LGBTQ equality within the workplace.
- RecognitionJuly 25, 2017
Chapman’s career and business development initiatives to advance women attorneys were recognized in reports released by Working Mother and Law360, which name the firm among the best for women attorneys.
- NewsJuly 2017
Chapman represented US Solar in a project financing to support the development of a 100+ MW portfolio of solar assets.
- InterviewNick Whitney Discusses the Exodus of Credit Value and Other Leveraged Loan Trends on the New Xtract Research PodcastJuly 2017
Chapman Partner Nick Whitney joined Xtract Research’s senior covenant analyst Vince Pisano for the inaugural recording of the new Xtract Research podcast series.
- Press ReleaseMay 8, 2017
Chapman and Cutler LLP announces the opening of an office in Charlotte at 201 South College Street, the firm’s sixth location. Four attorneys, formerly with Winston & Strawn LLP, joined Chapman to open the office.
- Comment LetterChapman's David Cholst Drafts Comment Letter to the IRS Regarding the Definition of Political SubdivisionsMay 5, 2017
Chapman attorney David Cholst served as drafting counsel on a comment letter submitted to the Internal Revenue Service by the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation.
- RecognitionMarch 16, 2017
Chapman was recognized by Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy, part of World Business Chicago, as "Partner of the Year."
- NewsMarch 2017
Chapman Partner Michael Friedman recently discussed the U.S. corporate loan market at the Tel Aviv Institutional Investment Conference.
- NewsMarch 2017
Chapman Partner Marc Franson participated in a panel discussion, entitled "True Lender and Madden Case: Impact on the Industry Two Years In," at the 2017 LendIt USA Conference.
- RecognitionMarch 7, 2017
Chapman was named the “Top Law Firm” at the inaugural LendIt Industry Awards, recognizing the firm's outstanding achievement in marketplace lending and fintech.
- Press ReleaseJanuary 5, 2017
Toi Hutchinson has joined Chapman and Cutler LLP to advance the Firm’s community involvement, social investment and diversity outreach.
- NewsDecember 2016
Salt Lake County, Utah recently launched two pay for success programs that seek to reduce chronic homelessness and recidivism among at-risk populations.
- Press ReleaseDecember 5, 2016
For the eighth year in a row, Chapman and Cutler LLP received a perfect, 100% score on the Corporate Equality Index administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, earning the firm a place among the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
- RecognitionDecember 2, 2016
Chapman served as Special Counsel to the underwriters of the San Diego Unified School District bond financing that was named The Bond Buyer's 2016 Deal of the Year.
- NewsChapman Represents Network of Not-for-Profit Service Providers in the State of Illinois’ First Pay for Success InitiativeDecember 2, 2016
Chapman is representing a consortium of social service agencies in the State of Illinois' first pay for success initiative, which seeks to improve the lives of youth who are dually-involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
- RecognitionNovember 16, 2016
Chapman received the American Heart Association's 2016 Law Chalice, which recognizes the top fundraiser for the Chicago Heart Walk among the city's law firms.
- InterviewOctober 6, 2016
Chapman attorneys Laura Appleby and Michael Friedman participated in a podcast interview with Debtwire Radio's Richard Goldman.
- RecognitionJuly 28, 2016
For the sixth year in a row, Chapman received special recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Green Power Partner. Chapman is considered a 100% Green Power Purchaser.
- RecognitionJuly 25, 2016
Equality Illinois named Chapman as one of the state's top law firms supporting inclusiveness and equality for LGBT attorneys.
- CommunityJune 10, 2016
Q&A with Chapman attorney Charles Calloway on his motivation to work with Spark, a national mentorship program for 7th- and 8th-grade students in underprivileged communities.
- Comment LetterChapman Drafts Comment Letter to the Fed Regarding Proposed Single Counterparty Credit Limits on SecuritizationsJune 9, 2016
Chapman attorney Tim Mohan served as drafting counsel on a comment letter submitted to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System by the Structured Finance Industry Group.
- Comment LetterJune 7, 2016
Chapman attorneys Rick Cosgrove and Nate Odem served as drafting counsel on a comment letter submitted to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board on behalf of the American Bankers Association.
- RecognitionMay 2016
The Illinois Association of School Business Officials produced a video in recognition of Chapman attorney Lynda Given's work on behalf of Illinois school districts.
- RecognitionMay 4, 2016
Buzz Larsen, a partner in Chapman’s National Public and Health & Education Finance Department, was honored by the Association for Governmental Leasing and Finance.
- RecognitionMay 4, 2016
Lynda Given, a partner in Chapman’s Illinois Public Finance Department, was recognized by the Illinois Association of School Business Officials for her work on behalf of Illinois school districts.
- NewsDecember 2015
Solar Access to Public Capital recently issued a final report on its Mock Securitization Project. Chapman partner Melanie Gnazzo served as co-chair of the legal committee for SAPC.
- RecognitionDecember 23, 2015
Chapman attorney Marc Franson was recognized as one of the top alumni of Drake University Law School.
- InterviewDecember 18, 2015
Chapman attorney Steve Wilamowsky was interviewed by FrazerRice.com on corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and industry trends and forecasts.
- Press ReleaseDecember 3, 2015
For the seventh year in a row, Chapman and Cutler received a perfect, 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, earning the firm a place among the HRC’s Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.
- Press ReleaseChapman and Cutler Counsels Institutional Investors in $140 Million Project Financing of Hydroelectric Generation FacilitiesNovember 3, 2015
Chapman's institutional private placement group assisted investors in purchasing $140 million in senior secured notes issued by Cube Hydro.
- Press ReleaseOctober 19, 2015
Chapman and Cutler LLP partner Kelley Bender has been named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” 2015 roster. More than 1,000 nominations were received for consideration for the 2015 list.
- Comment LetterSeptember 30, 2015
Chapman attorneys served as drafting counsel on a comment letter submitted to the Department of the Treasury by the Structured Finance Industry Group.
- NewsSeptember 9, 2015
Chapman’s Finance Law Development Program is designed for college graduates interested in finance and the law and seek to gain comprehensive work experience before pursuing law school or another advanced degree.
- Press ReleaseJuly 28, 2015
- Press Release
Chapman and Cutler has been recognized again for contributions furthering LGBT equality within the workplace.
- Press Release
Chapman and Cutler LLP is pleased to announce that Steven Wilamowsky and Ryan Jackson have joined the firm as partners in the firm’s New York City office. The addition of these accomplished attorneys marks continued growth for Chapman’s New York practice.
- Comment LetterMay 5, 2015
Chapman attorneys Rick Cosgrove and Nate Odem served as drafting counsel on a comment letter submitted to the National Federation of Municipal Analysts on behalf of the American Bankers Association
- Press ReleaseChapman and Cutler Advises Institutional Investors in $85 Million Private Placement with Key Energy ProjectFebruary 16, 2015
Following the completion of a 108-mile, high-capacity electrical transmission line throughout south-central Kansas, Chapman and Cutler represented institutional investors in the private placement of notes issued by the joint venture owner of the project, Prairie Wind Transmission, LLC.
- Press ReleaseNovember 21, 2014
For the sixth year in a row, Chapman and Cutler received a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, earning the firm a place among the HRC’s Best Places to Work.
- Press ReleaseOctober 8, 2014
Joel Laub joins Chapman’s New York office, adding derivatives markets focus.
- Press ReleaseAugust 13, 2014
For the fifth time, Chapman and Cutler LLP has been acknowledged as one of Illinois’ top 41 law firms for inclusiveness and equality.
- Press ReleaseAugust 5, 2014
For the sixth time, Chapman and Cutler LLP has been selected as one of the nation’s top 50 law firms for women.
- NewsMarch 20, 2014
Our new tool - Structured Finance Insights - offers quick and easy access to information about the laws and regulations that impact the structured finance market.
- Press ReleaseFebruary 12, 2014
Chapman and Cutler LLP announced on February 12 that nine new attorneys joined the firm’s public finance department.
- Press ReleaseDecember 13, 2013
For the fifth year in a row, Chapman and Cutler received a perfect, 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, earning the Firm a place among the HRC’s Best Places to Work.
- RecognitionSeptember 24, 2013
Chapman Partners Nancy Burke and David Cholst were inducted into the American College of Bond Counsel.
- Press ReleaseSeptember 10, 2013
Chapman and Cutler is pleased to announce that Michael Friedman, Larry G. Halperin, Joon P. Hong, and Nicholas A. Whitney, formerly of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, joined the firm as partners, located in the New York office.
- Press ReleaseSeptember 9, 2013
Marilynn Tham has joined Chapman and Cutler as a partner resident in the San Francisco office, where she focuses her practice on commercial finance and secured transactions.
- Press ReleaseAugust 23, 2013
Chapman and Cutler has been named one of the 2013 Working Mother “Best Law Firms for Women” for their family-friendly policies and business development initiatives that continue to retain women and advance them into the leadership pipeline.
- Press ReleaseAugust 22, 2013
Bruce A. Bedwell has joined Chapman as a partner in the Corporate Finance Department in Chicago, where he will focus his practice on advising clients on issues related to the financing and acquisition of energy related projects.
- Press ReleaseChapman and Cutler Named in the Top Thirty-Eight Illinois Law Firms in Equality Illinois 'Raising The Bar' SurveyAugust 1, 2013
Chapman and Cutler was recognized as leading the way to LGBT workplace equality and
- Press ReleaseJune 28, 2013
Chapman and Cutler was named by Cabrini Green Legal Aid as the 2012 Volunteer Law Firm of the Year.
- Press ReleaseJune 24, 2013
Kristin Parker joined Chapman and Cutler as a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Department, where she focuses her practice on environmental, health, and safety matters.
- RecognitionApril 26, 2013
Chapman and Cutler’s Director of Professional Development, Attorney Recruitment, and Diversity becomes NALP’s president.
- RecognitionFebruary 18, 2013
Todd R. Plotner, a partner in Chapman’s securitization and structured finance practice group, has been named a BTI Client Service All-Star for 2013.
- Press ReleaseNovember 14, 2012
Chapman and Cutler received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and was also named one of the 2012 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers' “50 Best Law Firms for Women.”
- NewsNovember 13, 2012
Chapman and Cutler presented a CLE program on recent developments impacting bank capital and liquidity rules on securitization.
- RecognitionSeptember 21, 2012
Andrea Bacon, a partner in the Municipal Department of Chapman and Cutler, was elected by the Board of Directors of the American College of Bond Counsel (ACBC) to become a Regular Fellow of the College.
- RecognitionJune 18, 2012
Chapman and Cutler was recognized in the 2012 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Banking and Finance law in California.
- Press ReleaseJune 11, 2012
William Corbin returned to Chapman and Cutler on June 11, 2012 as a partner in the Illinois Public Finance Group.
- NewsApril 19, 2012
Chapman and Cutler received Tier 1 recognition, the highest level of "green" achievement, in the City of Chicago's Green Office Challenge.
- NewsApril 10, 2012
An article written by Chapman and Cutler partner Matt Boba appeared in Practical Compliance and Risk Management for the Securities Industry.
- RecognitionMarch 20, 2012
Rebecca Wallenfelsz, a partner in our Trusts and Estates Group, was elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
- NewsFebruary 13, 2012
Chapman and Cutler welcomed partners Felicia B. Graham, Douglas L. Madsen, Michael H. Mitchell, Mark R. Riccardi, Craig Fishman, and Rachel G. George, formerly of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, who have joined Chapman and Cutler in our newly established office in Washington, DC.
- Press ReleaseJanuary 12, 2012
Chapman and Cutler ranked second in the country as municipal disclosure counsel for 2011 according to Thomson Reuters statistics released on January 10, 2011.
- Press ReleaseDecember 8, 2011
In 2011, the Human Rights Campaign again named Chapman and Cutler one of the Best Places to Work in its annual Corporate Equality Index.
- Press ReleaseDecember 7, 2011
In 2011, The Bond Buyer named a $1.75 billion credit facility restructuring and related $665 million bond restructuring for the Adventist Health System/Sunbelt (AHS), headquartered in Florida, as the Health Care Sector "Deal of the Year."
- NewsNovember 29, 2011
Jim Croke was a featured speaker at an American Securitization Forum (ASF) Sunset Seminar at the offices of BNY Mellon in New York on November 16, 2011.
- Press ReleaseNovember 8, 2011
Chapman and Cutler was recognized as a 100% Green Power Purchaser with the US Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership.
- NewsOctober 12, 2011
Scott Fryzel's article entitled “The FFIEC’s Supplement to Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment: The New Minimum Legal Standard?” appeared in the October 2011 issue of The Banking Law Journal.
- Press ReleaseSeptember 22, 2011
Chapman and Cutler partner Rebecca Wallenfelsz was named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" list of outstanding lawyers.
- Press ReleaseSeptember 13, 2011
Chapman and Cutler was again selected as one of the top law firms for women.
- Press ReleaseChapman and Cutler Continues Growth with Associate Hires in all Offices: Chicago, New York, Salt Lake City, and San FranciscoSeptember 12, 2011
Chapman and Cutler has expanded capabilities across several practice groups — banking, corporate finance and securities, general litigation, public finance, and special litigation — with the addition of four lateral associates and eleven first-year associates.
- Press ReleaseAugust 15, 2011
Matthew C. Boba has returned to Chapman and Cutler LLP as a partner in the Corporate and Securities practice group.
- NewsJune 10, 2011
Chapman attorneys Tim Mohan, Ken Marin, Jim Croke, and Bob Lockner assisted the American Securitization Forum (ASF) with the asset-backed commercial paper analysis in its comment letter to the six joint regulators, which was submitted on June 10, 2011.
- Press ReleaseMay 12, 2011
On May 12, Chapman and Cutler received Gads Hill Center's 2011 Corporate Partner Award.
- NewsMay 6, 2011
Partner Jim Spiotto was featured in the Spring 2011 edition of the UBS publication Exchange, which focused on the municipal bond market.
- Press ReleaseJanuary 24, 2011
Jim Croke and Peter Manbeck, formerly of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, joined the firm January 24, 2011, as partners in the asset securitization group in the New York office.
- Press ReleaseJanuary 7, 2011
Chapman and Cutler continued its involvement with Ladder Up's Tax Assistance Program (TAP) for the third consecutive year.