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Global 2022
USA Capital Markets: Securitisation
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8 Ranked Lawyers

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Capital Markets: Securitisation: ABS - USA
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Notable practitioners

Steven Becker attracts praise for his warehouse lending practice involving pools of residential assets.
"He is very popular with clients." "He is incredibly responsive, very knowledgeable about these types of financing arrangements and he knows about new trends. He is also very pragmatic and I am comfortable having him represent me on transactions - he is the only attorney whose phone number I have memorised."

Reed Auerbach's comprehensive ABS practice makes him a strong choice for issuers and underwriters.
"We benefit from his legal guidance on auto matters; he uses his years of experience and he knows what is going on." "Reed Auerbach is really the best in class; he is extremely responsive and he is unbelievably knowledgeable."

Jeffrey Johnson is sought after by both issuers and underwriters for his knowledge of RMBS.
"Jeff Johnson is an experienced lawyer in the capital markets RMBS space; he is thoughtful of risk and he provides valuable advice." "He has a lot of knowledge and he is a great advocate for his clients."

Clients seek out Sarah Nelson's counsel on the tax aspects of a broad range of securitisations, spanning ABS and MBS.
"She is wonderful, thoughtful, a pleasure to work with, she knows tax law, she is very business-minded and she is very smart."

Asa Herald is regarded as an able practitioner in the securitisation market, with notable experience advising on new and established residential mortgage-backed transactions.
"He is always commercial and practical, he looks to a productive solution that works for everyone, he does a good job for all his clients and he has a good knowledge base." "The value that I get from him is that he works with me, he gets the deals done and he goes the extra mile."

Steve Levitan is frequently called upon to offer advice on ABS transactions, including noted strength in consumer loans.
"He is really well regarded in the industry." "He is great to work with, he knows the area well, he hits the important material points and he is very highly regarded by in-house counsel at the investment banks for student loans."

Matthew Joseph comes well recommended for his transactional ABS knowledge, with deal experience in esoteric markets.
"He is a good lawyer with good clients in the fintech space." "We like him very much as he is commercial and we always know he is going to fight our corner - it is good to have him on our side."

Among his strengths in securitisation and the related market developments, Paul St. Lawrence attracts particular praise for his knowledge of CLOs.
"We like him a lot and he is very smart." "He is a very good CLO lawyer who is smart, patient and respectful."

Ranked Lawyers at
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Capital Markets: Securitisation: ABS

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Reed D Auerbach
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Steve Levitan
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Matthew P Joseph
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Capital Markets: Securitisation: CLOs

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Paul R. St. Lawrence
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Capital Markets: Securitisation: RMBS

Jeffrey R Johnson
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Jeffrey R Johnson
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Asa Herald
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Asa Herald
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Steven H. Becker
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Capital Markets: Securitisation: Tax

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Sarah A Nelson
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