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Mayer Brown

71 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60606, USA
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Work +1 312 782 0600
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Julie Gillespie

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Work +1 312 701 7132
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Mayer Brown

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Finance

Position

In the course of her transactional practice, Julie Gillespie helps clients to address a wide variety of securitization, banking and finance issues. She has extensive experience representing commercial banks and special-purpose conduits with regard to receivables securitization and other asset-backed transactions. In addition, Julie advises commercial banks and financial institutions concerning lease and receivables purchase programs, and she negotiates and documents secured and unsecured lending agreements.

Education

Duke University School of Law, JD; University of Maryland, Baltimore, BA Valedictorian


United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Working across the spectrum of traditional and esoteric asset classes, Mayer Brown's 'client-focused' structured finance group is the market's most active issuer-side counsel for public and 144A securitizations. Moreover, with the addition of Ryan Suda from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, the firm added Citigroup Global Markets to its roster of CLO arranger clients. The structured finance department is jointly headed by Stuart Litwin and Jon Van Gorp in the Chicago office. Litwin advised the largest issuer in the container ABS space, Triton International, on a $450m container securitization, and Van Gorp acted for various issuers in multi-currency note offerings collateralized by mortgage loans, which are secured by properties based abroad. The Chicago group is also strong on the underwriter side, where a team led by Julie Gillespie has become especially well known for acting for Canadian financial institutions in transactions involving Canadian credit card receivables. Further, the team recently started acting for Barclays Capital in relation to all auto lease securitizations for a major US auto producer. Key contacts in the New York office include Barbara Goodstein, who acted for SunTrust Bank in a first-of-its-kind securitized warehouse financing facility, and Paul Jorissen, who has been involved in mortgage loan securitizations, and transactions involving esoteric telecoms assets. Also recommended are Angela Ulum and Jim Antonopoulos, the latter of whom joined the firm from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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