Jonathan M. Wainwright, Esq., Deputy Chairman

WAINWRIGHT WEBJonathan M. Wainwright has been an attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP since 1968. Mr. Wainwright served as a Partner of the firm for over 30 years and became a Senior Counsel of the Firm in 2010.

Mr. Wainwright’s practice is concentrated in the areas of investment management and alternative investment products. He also has extensive experience counseling private equity and investment funds, including partnerships, limited liability companies, and off-shore structures. He represents and counsels US and non-US clients, including not-for-profit organizations, in corporate governance matters, private placements of debt and equity securities, mergers, acquisitions, sales, leveraged buyouts, exchange offers and significant investment issues. 

Mr. Wainwright is a member of the Federal Bar Council. He serves as the Deputy Chairman of Lighthouse Guild and is a Director of The Nature Conservancy on Long Island. He also serves on the board of directors of a Florida based Trust Company, several investment advisory firms, several family offices and numerous closely-held US companies and foreign corporations.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and his JD from New York University School of Law. Mr. Wainwright is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.