Ms Claudine Chen-Young > Katten > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

WASHINGTON, DC 20007-5118
United States

Work Department

Structured Finance and Securitization


Claudine Chen-Young helps banks, private equity firms and other similar institutions buy and sell mortgage assets and structure the financing of those financial assets. In particular, her extensive experience with buying and selling all types of residential mortgage loans, including growth mortgage products, allows her to negotiate tough transactions efficiently and effectively.

Claudine is the sort of attorney who works just as closely with business people as she does with in-house counsel. She is often called on to assist traders on the trading desk in real time as they price assets, consider purchasing assets or deal with investor demands, and as a result is at ease with juggling time-sensitive demands and being highly responsive. Claudine is a strong and effective negotiator, always keeping a clear focus on what is best for her clients.

Claudine often helps clients create innovative deal structures and establish new programs for financing assets through securitization and otherwise. She has counseled first-time issuers in setting up securitization programs. She has also helped companies create acquisition programs for the purchase and sale of several types of mortgage loans, including through correspondent lenders, and establish servicing and other related arrangements.

From the beginning of a deal, Claudine works with the business and legal teams on deal strategy and how to best design the transaction. She knows how to set up deals so that they go smoothly, close on time and work well from both a process and pricing perspective. Claudine is an experienced, efficient and effective transactional lawyer who handles the full range of mortgage finance needs.


JD, University of Miami,2003; BA, American University, 1998

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Structured finance: securitization

Katten‘s structured finance and securitization department has a high-volume practice spanning consumer and commercial finance, esoteric and one-off transactions. In terms of novel deals, the group has experience in lottery and municipal receivables, as well as renewable energy and refund anticipation loan securities. Taking the lead are Washington DC’s Anna-Liza Harris , an asset and-mortgage-backed securitization expert, and New York’s Howard Schickler , whose broad practice includes mortgages, auto loans, equipment leases and credit card receivables. In Washington DC, Claudine Chen-Young  is an expert in mortgage-backed securities. In New York, John Keiserman  is known for deals involving motor vehicle collateral.