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Frank Nocco

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Head of Weil's Structured Finance/Derivatives Practice. Works closely with counterparts in London and other offices worldwide. Represents issuers, underwriters, collateral managers, investors and credit enhancers in structured securities offerings (including asset-backed securities and CLOs) and derivatives transactions, and related restructuring work. Has participated in the securitization of a wide variety of assets including commercial and personal loans, mortgage loans and leases, credit card receivables, trade receivables, auto loans, equipment (including aircraft) and vehicle leases, student loans, insurance premium finance contracts and IP rights.


Columbia University (BA, magna cum laude, 1985); Columbia University School of Law (JD, 1988).

United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

Within: Leading lawyers

Frank Nocco - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s structured finance group handles ABS and CLO transactions, and has been involved in a number of market-first securitizations. The team specializes in esoteric asset securitizations, which, in 2017, have included unsecured consumer loans, small-business loans and a diamond inventory. Frank Nocco acted for Guggenheim Securities in a Rule 144A bond offering backed by the Diarough Group’s inventory of diamonds and the related consignment sales revenue. Nocco and recently promoted counsel Shawn Kodes also advised Caribbean Financial Group on the first-ever multi-jurisdictional securitization of personal consumer loans. Jason Smith and Ariel Kronman are additional contacts in the ABS group. Robert Chiperfield focuses on CLO work and acts for clients such as Apollo Global Management and Redding Ridge Asset Management.

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