Ms Janette McMahan > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Janette McMahan leads the asset finance and securitization group in Kirkland’s New York office. She specializes in auto loan, auto lease, marketplace loan and trade receivables transactions. Additionally, Janette has represented clients in single-family rental deals, whole business securitizations, equipment financings, health care receivables transactions, restructurings, investments and acquisitions. Janette has worked with ABS sponsors in drafting comment letters on regulatory reform since 2010, including on Regulation AB II, shelf eligibility, loan level disclosures and risk retention. She has given numerous presentations to ABS sponsors and underwriters on these new rules. Janette was the lead outside counsel on the second effective Regulation AB II shelf. This shelf was declared effective prior to all other shelves other than one SEC pilot program issuer shelf.


Kirkland & Ellis: Chicago Office: Sept. 1998-2000 & 2003-July 2009; London Office: 2001- 2002; New York Office: July 2009-present. Partner: 2004-present.


American Bar Association, Structured Finance Industry Group, New York City Bar Association.


Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.; Dartmouth College, B.A.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Structured finance: securitization

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a broad practice, with a notable private equity and portfolio company client base. The team has a strong reputation for whole-business securitizations, and has particular experience in structures involving exotic assets, including floorplan loans, healthcare and credit card receivables, as well as operating assets such as oil and gas receivables. Auto and equipment securitizations are another core part of the practice. Jointly leading the group are Chicago’s Jeffrey O’Connor and New York’s Janette McMahan, a specialist in auto loan and lease transactions, as well as single-family rental deals and whole-business securitizations. In Dallas, associate Rudgee Charles is building a solid asset finance and securitization practice.