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Latham & Watkins LLP

Ellen L. Marks

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Ellen Marks is a partner and a member of the Corporate and Finance Departments of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Marks handles complex and innovative financial transactions and restructurings with a particular focus on securitization and structured finance. She also handles financial regulatory matters with an emphasis on swap regulations and securitization regulations, and she has extensive knowledge of the federal securities laws, the federal banking laws and their related regulations, including changes resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act.


Finance and Corporate Partner


United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Latham & Watkins LLP fields a ‘hardworking and responsive’ ABS team that is experienced in traditional ABS structures as well as pioneering transactions; it also has an active CLO group in Los Angeles. On the ABS front, Kevin Fingeret and Loren Finegold advised Barclays and Guggenheim Securities as initial purchasers of a note issuance backed by a mix of cell towers, wireless sites and distributed antenna systems. The group has also acted for issuers such as American Airlines. Graeme Smyth is another key figure in the ABS team. The CLO team is headed by Vicki Marmorstein and acts primarily for collateral managers. Marmonstein and Dominic Yoong acted as deal counsel in a CLO transaction for TCI Capital Management, which included the creation of a first-of-its-kind fund to support risk retention requirements. Doug Burnaford and counsel Kenneth Askin are additional contacts in the CLO team. Securities regulatory expert Ellen Marks is based in Chicago and is also recommended.

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