Deryck A. Palmer ’78 is a partner in Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Specializing in financial restructuring, he concentrates in the representation of debtors and creditors under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, and has handled a wide range of workout, corporate restructuring, and bankruptcy matters.
Palmer received his bachelor’s degree in political science in 1978 from the College of Arts and Sciences and in 1982 earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He has served as a member of Syracuse University’s Board of Trustees since 2004. He and his wife, Carmen J. Lawrence-Palmer, live in Maplewood, New Jersey.