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Clifford Chance
NEW YORK, NY 10019-6131
United States

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Emily Wicker focuses on secured lending and leasing transactions with an emphasis on aircraft leasing and financing. Emily is experienced in all aspects of aircraft finance, leasing and related restructuring transactions, including pre-delivery payment facilities, aircraft and spare parts credit facilities, EETCs and similar structured finance transactions. Emily joined Clifford Chance from Debevoise where she advised American Airlines in its Chapter 11 reorganization and Delta Air Lines and American Airlines in numerous EETC offerings and other capital markets financings.


University of Virginia School of Law (JD), 1999; Dartmouth College (BA), 1996

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

(Leading lawyers)

Emily WickerClifford Chance

Clifford Chance services a wide-ranging client base, and consistently acts for investment banks, arrangers, and finance and operating lessors. It also routinely advises servicers, investors, export credit agencies and governmental authorities. The New York-based practice fields both commercial and export credit agency financing experts, and is highly experienced in aviation capital markets transactions. The department also has a robust operating lessor practice that acts for established and newer operating leasing companies. Clients additionally benefit from the aviation finance team’s ability to leverage specialists from the firm’s tax, corporate, capital markets and litigation groups. In recent highlights, the team advised Global Jet Capital on a Covid 19-related asset-backed security transaction involving aviation assets. Co-leading the US asset finance practice are aircraft finance expert John Howitt and Zarrar Sehgal, who is experienced in asset finance deals. Particularly focused on aircraft assets, Emily Wicker focuses on secured lending and leasing transactions, while Patrick O’Reilly acts for lenders, borrowers and export credit agencies on aircraft financings. Former partner Madalyn Miller departed the firm in January 2022.