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Reed D. Auerbach

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Reed Auerbach is a partner and the global leader of the structured transaction practice at Morgan Lewis. He represents a broad range of financial institutions, investment funds, and issuers in the development of innovative structured finance vehicles, as well as in the acquisition and disposition of financial assets and origination and servicing platforms. Reed advises underwriters and issuers in connection with public and private offerings of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities involving a variety of assets, collateralized loan obligations and related interim warehouse financings, asset-backed commercial paper conduits, whole loan purchases, repurchase agreements, derivative transactions and residual financings. For more information, view his bio at


Reed serves on the board of the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) and the editorial board of The Journal of Structured Finance. He also co-authored the industry’s primary treatise, Offerings of Asset-Backed Securities, Wolters Kluwer Publishers.


Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1985; Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, M.A., 1982; Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1980, Magna Cum Laude

United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

Within: Leading lawyers

Reed Auerbach - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Within: Structured finance: securitization

For some, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is 'the number-one choice for novel transactions'. In addition to handling a consistent flow of sub-prime auto securitizations and RMBS, the team has been especially active in marketplace loan securitization, and has aimed to develop its dealer-side CLO practice with the hire of Washington DC-based Paul St Lawrence from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. The structured transactions department is led by Reed Auerbach, who, alongside Washington DC-based Charles Sweet, assisted Verizon Communications with the shelf registration of its device payment plan agreement ABS; the duo subsequently advised Verizon on the first registered public offering of device payment plan agreement ABS. Also recommended is Matthew Joseph, who is acting for Jefferies and certain of its affiliates in a series of transactions to transfer beneficial interest of unsecured consumer loans to third-party investors; the transactions make use of securitization vehicles structured as Delaware trusts, which sell pass-through certificates representing interest in the loans held by the trust. 'Seasoned partners in the structured finance space' Steve Levitan and Washington DC-based Jeffrey Johnson advised FirstKey Mortgage, as sponsor, on its first seasoned private education student loan transaction. Other contacts include Mark Riccardi, who acted for Solar Mosaic in its $253m securitization of solar panel loans, and Asa Herald, who is based in Washington DC and has expertise in RMBS.

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