Sponsored Event | February.25.2018 - February.28.2018Aria 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.
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Leah Sanzari 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, oil & gas securitizations and resecuritizations. 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.
Leah’s recent experience includes co-leading transactions representing the noteholders in two innovative securitizations of oil and gas wellbore assets of Raisa Energy, an EnCap portfolio company, and Diversified Gas & Oil, an AIM-listed public company.
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.
Leah Chairs Orrick’s Women’s Initiative.
Howard Altarescu is a partner in Orrick's Finance group. He co-leads the Firm’s global Fintech team, which is focused on advising 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. Howard currently advises bank and non-bank financial institutions in connection with innovative capital markets, debt financing and other transactions, as well as on the implications of financial markets regulation and developments. Most recently, Howard has focused with clients on the LIBOR transition and has authored a number of client alerts on the transition that can be found at orrick.com/LIBOR. In addition, Howard is co-chair of the Finance, Securitization and Safe Contract working group of MOBI (the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative), which will assess the potential value proposition of blockchain, work on standards, and potentially, help coordinate logistics necessary to carry out a pilot program for use cases in finance and securitization.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles; New York
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.
S. Chris Min, an of counsel in the New York office, is a member of the Structured Finance Group. Chris represents issuers, sponsors, underwriters and other market participants in connection with public offerings and private placements of various asset-backed securities as well as other types of asset financing and sales.
Chris has broad experience with a number of asset classes, including credit card and charge card receivables, auto loans and leases, dealer floorplan loans, consumer loans, small business loans, municipal bonds and residential mortgages. Chris also regularly advises financial institutions on the application of securities laws and other regulations affecting the financial industry.
Elizabeth Elias, a Senior Associate in Orrick’s New York office, represents a variety of market participants, including sponsors, issuers, underwriters and service providers, in public and private offerings of commercial mortgage-backed securities. She also has experience representing issuers in a variety of asset-backed securities transactions, including PACE lien and whole business securitizations.
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.