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Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States

Work Department

Corporate & Securities


Partner, Dechert’s Corporate & Securities practice


Howard Kleinman focuses his practice on capital markets and financial transactions. He represents domestic and foreign issuers, underwriters, and others in equity and debt offerings. His experience includes U.S. registered public offerings and offerings under Rule 144A private placements, offerings outside of the U.S. under Regulation S, exchange offers, debt tenders, and consent solicitations. In addition, he counsels both U.S. and non-U.S. issuers on ongoing disclosure obligations under the U.S. federal securities law and corporate governance matters. Mr. Kleinman also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Fluent in English and Spanish, Mr. Kleinman has significant experience in Latin America.


English, Spanish


Member, International Law Section, American Bar Association; Member, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York


Columbia University, B.A., 1984, Honors; The London School of Economics and Political Science, M.A., 1986; New York University School of Law, J.D., 1988, Boudin Fellowship, Articles Editor of The Journal of International Law and Politics

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

Dechert LLP has a background in Latin America offerings, notably those originating from Chile and Mexico. New York partner Howard Kleinman  is a seasoned Latin America specialist with an extensive record in debt offerings. The firm is also active in global offerings by US issuers, including those in the life sciences and permanent capital fields. Boston’s Thomas Friedmann and New York partner David S Rosenthal lead the capital markets practice.

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

Dechert LLP has extensive experience in representing bondholders in debt restructurings. A team led by the highly regarded Allan Brilliant represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of LATAM Airlines Group in LATAM’s chapter 11 insolvency proceedings, amongst a number of other headline debt restructurings. Howard Kleinman is another experienced Latin America specialist with a number of issuer clients in the region, particularly in Chile.

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Dechert LLP is a market leader in major debt restructurings and headline bankruptcies, a forte for the firm globally. Allan Brilliant is global chair of the financial restructuring group and has a longstanding record in Latin America engagements, often representing bondholders in cross-border restructurings. He continued to lead the team that advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of LATAM Airlines and its affiliates, and also represented Citadel in connection with several phases of the cross-border restructuring of Colombian carrier, Avianca. Howard Kleinman provides further senior-level experience in Latin America transactions, including in the financing field; he led the team that advised Transelec as part of a consortium of investors that were awarded a $1.5bn project finance bid for the development of a 1,500km high-voltage transmission line in Chile. At associate-level, the May-2022 hire of dual-qualifed (New York/Chile) ex-Carey lawyer, Isaac Stevens, brings additional LatAm-oriented expertise to the firm’s financial restructuring group.