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Michael Mazzuchi

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Michael A. Mazzuchi is a partner based in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Mazzuchi’s practice focuses on corporate and securities matters, particularly domestic and international structured finance and derivatives matters. He has extensive experience for banking, insurance and private equity clients in asset-based lending, asset securitisations, CLO transactions, collateralised fund obligations, repurchase agreement and total return swap financings, structured debt securities, epackagings and credit derivative transactions.  He also advises on Dodd-Frank related provisions such as the Volcker Rule, swap and security-based swap regulation, ABS risk retention and related rules.


Joined firm, 1992; became partner, 2001. JD, magna cum laude, member of Law Review’s editorial board, University of Michigan Law School (1992); BA, Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Michigan (1989).


Mr. Mazzuchi is a member of the Bar in the District of Columbia.

United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

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Michael Mazzuchi - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's Washington DC-based team is recognized for its 'sharp attention to detail' and its 'quick turnaround', which have contributed to it winning 'an extensive pipeline of transactions that give it exposure to the most up-to-date market standards and practices'. The team is well known for advising its extensive bank-side client base on a range of ABS and MBS, and has been among the most active arranger's counsels in the CLO market. In a standout highlight, highly recommended department head Michael Mazzuchi advised Bank of America on the creation of an asset-based lending platform to offer leveraged credit to hedge funds and other loan investors. Another key figure is Mitchell Dupler, who acted for underwriters such as Amherst Pierpoint, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley in approximately $65bn of agency mortgage-backed securities offerings in the first six months of 2018. Recently promoted counsel Macey Levington assisted arrangers, including Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Nomura with a litany of CLO deals in 2018, though the CLO practice took a hit with the retirement of Joyce McCarty, and the departure of Paul St Lawrence, who joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in early 2019.

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