Janet M. Nadile is Counsel at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Her practice focuses on a broad array of commercial law with an emphasis on issues regarding Articles 8 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. She advises lenders and borrowers on all aspects of drafting and negotiating collateral security documents in a wide variety of secured transactions, including credit facilities, asset based lending, secured bond transactions, project finance and funds finance. She also advises on all matters involving collateral subject to the UCC and other statutes, frequently for the technology, media, telecommunications, automotive, healthcare and natural resources industries. Janet created and conducts the Firm-wide CLE seminars on various aspects of secured lending.
Prior to joining Simpson Thacher, Janet was a senior attorney with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with Chemical Bank, restructuring commercial and real estate loans and representing the bank’s interests in bankruptcy court; and was associated with other law firms in New York providing restructuring and financing advice for companies seeking multi-million dollar syndicated bank financings, securitizations and project finance, and representing clients in reorganizations, and debtor-creditor matters.
Janet served as Chair of the Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws Committee of The New York City Bar, which authored New York’s Omnibus Uniform Commercial Code Modernization Act, a version of which was signed into law on December 17, 2014. She also served as a delegate representing the New York City Bar to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) working group for the creation of model legislation on security interests. She is the past Vice-Chair of the Secured Transactions Subcommittee of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA, and a member of the Joint Task Force for Deposit Account Control Agreements, and the Joint Task Force on Security Interests in LLC and Other Unincorporated Entity Interests, as well as a board member and former Secretary and Education Chair for the Continuing Legal Education Weekend of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, and a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Janet is a frequent speaker on secured transactions, including programs with the New York State Bar Business Law Section, the New York City Bar, the American Bar Association, Business Law Section and the Institute for the Young Business Lawyer, American Law Institute, and Practicing Law Institute.
Janet is from Baraboo, Wisconsin. She received a B.A. with honors from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.