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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Sara Whyte represents investment banks, finance companies, asset managers and investors in connection with securitization transactions involving a broad variety of asset types, including timeshare, auto loans, marketplace loans, equipment lease and trade receivables. Her experience also includes open market and balance sheet CLOs.


Tulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005, Order of the Coif, American Bankruptcy Institute Medal for Excellence in Bankruptcy Studies, Managing Editor, Tulane Law Maritime Journal; University of Virginia, B.A., Psychology, 2002.

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United States > Finance > Structured finance: securitization

Primarily based in the firm’s Chicago office, Kirkland & Ellis LLP handles high-value auto and equipment securitizations, where it is particularly active in the subordinated loan space. Additionally, the team is aiming to expand its capabilities in marketplace loan and whole-business securitizations. Jeffrey O’Connor acted for clients such as JP Morgan Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities in several billions of dollars of ABS transactions involving dealer floorplan loans and equipment loans. On the issuer side, the team advised John Deere Capital Corporation on a series of Delaware trust vehicles holding amortizing pools of equipment retail installment sale and loan contracts. Kenneth Morrison is another Chicago-based contact. In the New York office, Sarah Whyte advised Wyndham Destinations on two securitized offerings of timeshare loan receivables, and Janette McMahan acted for Enova International in a $125m 144A and Reg S-compliant offering of notes backed by unsecured consumer loans.