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.