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Jason Kravitt

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Jason Kravitt is the founder and senior partner of Mayer Brown's securitization practice. He assisted clients in creating some of the most significant securitization products used in the capital markets today. Jason represents industry groups such as large issuers of asset-backed securities, sponsors of ABCP conduits, SIFMA, the ASF and ESF on securitization regulatory initiatives, and often helps to lead initiatives in the industry during times of market stress. He is one of the three founders and the Deputy Chair of the ASF, and the sole original member still serving on the Board of Directors of the ESF.


Cambridge University, Diploma, Comparative Law, 1973 Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 1972 The Johns Hopkins University, AB, 1969; Phi Beta Kappa.

United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

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Jason Kravitt - Mayer Brown

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Mayer Brown’s ‘impressively versatile’ practice is increasingly involved in cross-border transactions ABS, MBS and CLO transactions, which have included multiple market-firsts in 2017. Stuart Litwin led a multi-jurisdictional team that advised Dell Bank International, as issuer, on a €600m financing transaction, which was the client’s first securitization in Europe. Litwin also advised Guggenheim Securities as initial purchaser of securitized small-business marketplace loans, which was the issuer’s first Rule 144A ABS transaction. Jason Kravitt and Paul Forrester assisted a number of major US, European and Asian trade organizations with a joint comment letter regarding the Basel Committee proposal to revise the regulatory capital treatment of securitization investments. Jon Van Gorp and Angela Ulum are also recommended. In the Chicago office, Susannah Schmid was promoted to partner in 2017, while Darius Horton and Lindsay O’Neil made partner in 2018. Similarly, Michael Gaffney was promoted to partner in the Charlotte office. Also in 2018, a large team including Anna Pinedo and covered bond expert Jerry Marlatt joined the New York office from Morrison & Foerster LLP. Unless stated otherwise, all lawyers mentioned are based in Chicago.

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