Morgan Lewis issued the following announcement on Feb. 1.
Morgan Lewis has added Paul St. Lawrence, a lawyer who focuses on sophisticated structured finance transactions, with a particular emphasis on collateralized loan obligations, as a partner resident in Washington, DC. Paul, who arrives from Cleary Gottlieb, will be joined by three associates.
Paul focuses on complex financing transactions, including securitizations, asset-based finance, and other structured finance and derivative products, and related regulatory advice. He has represented both the sell-side and buy-side in collateralized loan obligation transactions, esoteric securitizations, derivative-based financings, and transactions utilizing other complex financial instruments. He also has advised clients on the rights of creditors to exercise remedies in derivative and securities transactions following the insolvency of counterparties.
“We are delighted to welcome Paul and his team, who are highly regarded within the industry, to our firm,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “Paul’s skills complement our existing services to clients and help expand our capabilities into a wider range of complex transactions in a variety of important asset classes.”
In November, Morgan Lewis welcomed Sarah Nelson, a former director at Credit Suisse Securities (USA), as a securitization tax partner resident in New York with a particular focus on the tax aspects of structured finance transactions. In August, Jeff Weinstein and Pat Lampe joined the structured transactions practice from Sidley Austin, resident in Chicago.
“Having Paul and the team on board our growing practice further diversifies our capabilities,” said Reed Auerbach, who leads Morgan Lewis’s structured transactions practice. “Our clients will benefit from his added strength to our work on collateralized loan obligations, one-off transactions, and structured asset-backed financing.”
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