Dora Mao, senior counsel in the San Francisco office, has extensive experience in complex capital markets transactions, including securitizing personal loans, PACE (property assessed clean energy) assessments, commercial mortgage loans, franchisee loans, home equity loans, utility receivables, equipment leases, trade receivables, insurance premiums, consumer debt and agency and non-agency residential mortgage loans. Her clients include issuers, underwriters, borrowers and lenders in structured finance transactions.
In addition, she advises financial
services clients regularly in connection with Dodd-Frank Act compliance,
Regulation AB and other securities law and regulatory compliance matters, warehouse
facilities, purchase and sale agreements and template development, servicing rights and repurchase facilities. She has also advised nonprofits in connection with financing affordable housing and economic development.
In 2012, she was seconded
part-time to a finance company client, where she assisted in drafting and
implementing compliance policies and procedures and related training materials.
Dora is also experienced in a
broad range of securities and commercial transactions, including private and
public offerings of equity and debt, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial
loan origination. She has represented both issuers and investors in a
wide variety of equity and debt issuances.
Dora was Partner-in-Charge of
the San Francisco office of the firm from 2000 through 2003 and serves on the
firm’s Opinion Committee and Professional Development Committee. She served on the Board of Directors of the
Girl Scouts of Northern California from 2004 through 2012 and the Board of
Trustees of San Francisco University High School from 2007 through 2014.