Candace McCready

Head of Strategy & Development, Americas Banking, New York



Candace McCready is the Head of Strategy & Development for the Firm's Americas Debt Finance practice, where her core focus is on setting and implementing the strategic direction of the practice, developing client relationships and improving business efficiency.

Prior to her current role, Candace was Head of Strategy & Development for the Firm's Funds practice, where she focused on developing opportunities with hedge, credit and special situation fund clients. Candace has worked closely with many market participants, and alongside relevant industry and practice groups, to ensure that the Firm's product and situational expertise is leveraged effectively. Before moving into her strategic role, Candace was a senior associate in the Firm's Debt Finance Group, where she focused on leveraged finance transactions and financial restructurings. She has advised on numerous cross-border transactions, and has spent time on secondment to leveraged finance teams at investment banks. Candace has worked with a diverse range of clients including investment banks, credit funds, private equity sponsors, corporates, distressed investors, creditor committees and insolvency practitioners.

Before joining White & Case in July 2010, she worked for a leading New Zealand law firm.

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