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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States

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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 handles a wide variety of securitization work both for issuer and underwriting investment bank. In Chicago, Jeffrey O’Connor has extensive experience of automotive work including dealer floorplan leases and auto lease receivables; he also advises on specialized equipment finance transactions. Sara Whyte and Scott Gordon in New York are active in timeshare securitizations, as well as in transactions involving more conventional debt and real estate assets. Natural resources and trade receivable securitizations are further areas of expertise. O’Connor jointly leads the practice group with Kenneth Morrison, a key contact for regulatory issues, and Janette McMahan, who works in the firm’s New York office.