Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) Annual Conference

Sponsored Event | February.25.2018 - February.28.2018

Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Orrick is proud to again sponsor SFIG Vegas, the world’s premier capital markets conference. Eight partners, two of counsels and two associates from Orrick’s Structured Finance practice will attend SFIG Vegas 2018, held from February 25-28, 2018, at the Aria Resort and Casino.

We hope to see you at the conference. Please look for the Orrick booth. If you would like to set up a meeting with any of our delegates, please contact Lauren Wells.

CLE Credits Available: N

5817_740x360

Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Banking & Finance
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Mortgage Related Securities
  • Public Finance
  • Revenue Bond Financing
  • Fintech

Leah Sanzari Partner Structured Finance, Asset Backed Securities

New York

Leah Sanzari, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, acts as counsel to issuers, underwriters, servicers, placement agents and investors in connection with both public offerings and private placements.

She has experience in a wide variety of asset-backed securities, with a particular emphasis on residential mortgage transactions, esoteric assets including tax liens, PACE liens, structured settlements and lottery receivables, resecuritizations and collateralized bond obligations and collateralized loan obligations. Leah has worked with numerous borrowers and lenders on financing and warehouse facilities for mortgages and esoteric assets and has represented both sellers and buyers of portfolios of assets, including mortgages and esoteric assets.

Leah advises a number of financial institutions and government agencies with regard to the implications of financial markets regulation, as well as in connection with complex capital markets, debt financing and other transactions.

She is a part of the Financial Institutions Industry Group, a multi-practice global group of partners who have client relationship responsibilities for financial institutions around the world.

She is Co-Chair of Orrick’s Women’s Initiative and Chair of the Esoterics Committee of the Structured Finance Industry Group, a member-based, trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market.

11555_740x360

Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Fintech

Howard S. Altarescu Partner Structured Finance, Banking & Finance

New York

Howard Altarescu is a partner in Orrick’s Finance Group. He co-leads the Firm’s global Fintech team, helping industry participants navigate this complex and evolving sector.

Howard Altarescu advises bank and non-bank financial institutions and governmental agencies in connection with innovative capital markets, debt financing and other transactions, as well as on the implications of financial markets regulation. Howard also co-heads the firm's Fintech team, which is focused on serving a wide array of fintech platforms and other businesses. Howard has previously served as Orrick's Finance Sector Leader, responsible for implementing the firm's strategy to provide distinctive transactional, litigation and regulatory services to financial institution clients globally, as well as co-head of the firm’s Finance Business Unit. In these roles, Howard has a broad strategic, advisory and business development role at the firm, drawing on many years of experience, both in law firms and as a banker helping clients develop innovative financial solutions to meet their objectives.

Most recently, Howard has worked on securitizations and other structured financings backed by marketplace loans and has advised numerous clients on the implications of the Madden v. Midland Funding case, the OCC "fintech charter" and related legal issues. Howard has also recently worked on a number of groundbreaking mortgage credit risk transfer transactions between Fannie Mae and major banks and other clients.

4648_740x360

Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Mortgage Related Securities

Martin Howard Partner Structured Finance, Asset Backed Securities

Los Angeles

Martin B. Howard is a partner in the firm’s Structured Finance Group. Marty is a securities, finance and securitization lawyer advising sophisticated financial institutions in the financing, purchase and sale, and securitization of financial assets.

Marty is a securities, finance and securitization lawyer advising sophisticated financial institutions in the financing, purchase and sale, and securitization of financial assets. Marty advises issuers, underwriters, dealers, placement agents, collateral managers, servicers and investment funds in domestic and offshore securities offerings, both public and private, involving the securitization of mortgage-backed securities, collateralized loan obligations, collateralized debt obligations, manufactured housing contracts, residual interests and credit card receivables.

Marty has extensive experience advising clients with respect to a broad array of mortgage products, including prime and non-prime, closed-end second lien, home equity loans, non-performing and re-performing loans, and seasoned loans. Marty also represents investment banks, bank holding companies and investment funds on warehouse financings, whole loan purchases and sales, sales and securitization of servicing advance receivables and the day-to-day operations of servicing mortgage loans.

During the last 31 years of practice in the global financial markets, Marty has been involved with several innovations in financial products and has lectured to domestic and international audiences on the workings of the securitization process, including the rules and regulations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

9638_740x360

Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Mortgage Related Securities
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Banking & Finance
  • Real Estate Finance

Dennis Bent Partner Structured Finance, Mortgage Related Securities

Los Angeles; Orange County

Dennis Bent, a partner in the Los Angeles and Orange County offices, is a member of the Structured Finance Group.

His practice focuses on transactions relating to the sale and financing of all types of residential mortgage loans, including residential mortgage-backed securitizations, re-securitizations, repurchase facilities, servicer advance facilities, and net interest margin securitizations. Dennis also has experience in commercial finance and general corporate transactions. His recent experience includes work with issuers, underwriters and funds including Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, PennyMac, Ocwen Financial Corporation, Two Harbors Investment Corp., ResCap and Home Point Financial Corporation.

Dennis is also an adjunct professor of Economics at Irvine Valley College and Citrus College. Dennis was a financial analyst at The Clorox Company and an adjunct professor of Economics at Diablo Valley College prior to attending law school. 

6157_740x360

Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Mortgage Related Securities
  • Derivatives
  • Fintech

Robert Moyle Partner Structured Finance, Asset Backed Securities

New York

Robert Moyle is a partner in Orrick’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Structured Finance Group. Rob’s practice focuses on securitization public offerings and private placements, as well as other types of asset financings and sales.

Robert Moyle is a partner in Orrick’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Structured Finance Group. Rob’s practice focuses on securitization public offerings and private placements, as well as other types of asset financings and sales.

Rob has experience with a wide variety of asset classes, including credit and charge card receivables, auto loans and leases, dealer floorplan receivables, consumer and small business loans, student loans, tender option bonds and residential mortgages.  He represents a variety of market participants, including issuers, sponsors, underwriters, placement and remarketing agents, lenders, borrowers and liquidity providers. Rob also advises clients on the application of securities laws and other financial industry regulations, including Regulation AB II and the rules and regulations promulgated under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Rob joined Orrick in 2005. He serves as Hiring Partner in the New York Office and is a member of the firm’s Professional Development Committee.

10424_740x360

Practice:

  • Derivatives
  • Structured Finance
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Nikiforos Mathews Partner Derivatives, Structured Finance

New York

Mr. Mathews, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, serves as Global Co-Head of the Derivatives group. He is also a member of the Structured Finance, Banking and Finance, and Energy and Infrastructure groups.

His practice focuses on representing financial institutions, governmental and regulated entities, hedge funds and corporate end-users in structuring and negotiating a broad range of fixed income, foreign exchange, commodity, energy and credit derivative products. Among other things, he has successfully negotiated numerous domestic and cross-border hedging transactions relating to leveraged loans and infrastructure transactions. In addition, Mr. Mathews has significant experience in foreign exchange and fixed income prime brokerage issues, as well as various structured products. He also regularly advises clients on derivatives regulation, including rules relating to the central clearing, exchange trading, reporting, recordkeeping and other requirements of the Dodd-Frank legislation, as well as the negotiation of related documentation.

Mr. Mathews is lead editor of Orrick’s publication, Derivatives in Review, which periodically highlights important legal, regulatory and other newsworthy developments in the area of derivatives. He has also published articles in several journals, including on rating agency hedge criteria in connection with structured finance transactions.

Before joining Orrick, Mr. Mathews was vice president and assistant general counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and director and counsel at UBS AG. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas Tsoucalas of the United States Court of International Trade.

From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Mathews held a commission as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve, where he was qualified to practice as a Judge Advocate. A veteran of both Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, he served as an Operational and Administrative Law attorney in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.

5836_740x360

Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Funds
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Fintech

Gaelyn Sharp Of Counsel Structured Finance, Funds

Los Angeles; New York

Gaelyn Sharp is counsel with the Structured Finance Group in Orrick's New York office. She has experience in a variety of structured finance transactions and in private equity funds and hedge funds.

Gaelyn has represented a wide range of financial institutions including fund sponsors, issuers, underwriters, placement agents, investment advisers and investors in connection with a wide range of financing transactions including collateralized loan, bond and debt obligations; synthetic collateralized debt obligations; trade receivables; various derivative instruments and structured finance products; and private equity funds and hedge funds.

10064_740x360

Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Derivatives
  • Mortgage Related Securities

S. Chris Min Of Counsel Structured Finance, Asset Backed Securities

New York

Sie Ne Chris Min, an of counsel in the New York office, is a member of the Structured Finance Group.  Chris represents issuers, sponsors, underwriters and placement agents in connection with public offerings and private placements of various asset-backed securities.

She has broad experience with a number of asset classes, including credit card receivables, auto loan receivables, municipal bonds and residential mortgages.   

16395_740x360

Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Mortgage Related Securities
  • Real Estate Finance

Elizabeth J. Elias Managing Associate Structured Finance, Mortgage Related Securities

New York

Elizabeth Elias, an associate in the New York office, is a member of the Structured Finance Group. Elizabeth represents a variety of market participants, including sponsors, issuers and underwriters, in public and private offerings of commercial mortgage-backed securities.

279608_740x360

Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Mortgage Related Securities
  • Fintech

SueAnn Yue Managing Associate Structured Finance, Asset Backed Securities

Los Angeles

SueAnn Yue, an attorney in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the Structured Finance Group.

SueAnn represents issuers, sponsors, placement agents, servicers, underwriters, and other market participants in connection with both public offerings and private placements, asset acquisitions and sales and the negotiation of lending facilities.

Her practice encompasses a variety of asset-backed securities, including credit and charge card receivables, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), agency and government sponsored mortgage loans, and tax lien-backed securities.

SueAnn advises clients on the implications of financial markets regulation, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. SueAnn is also an editor of Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review.