Latham & Watkins Expands Structured Finance Practice to Chicago

“Matt is a highly regarded structured finance lawyer, both in the Chicago market and nationwide, and we are delighted to welcome him to the company, ”said Cathy Birkeland, Managing Partner of the Chicago office. “by Latham Chicago office provides the full spectrum of transactional capabilities on complex domestic and cross-border transactions, and Matt’s arrival adds additional depth that will be of tremendous value to our clients. ”

Hays has particular experience in warehouses, asset sales, forward flow transactions, and public and private securitization transactions for clients spanning a wide range of industries, including auto finance, banking, technology and security. manufacturing.

“Matt’s experience advising major market players on innovative transactions and capital raising across a range of asset classes and industries is perfectly complementary to that of our group,” said Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya, World Chair of by Latham Practice of Structured Finance. “The continued expansion of our structured finance practice globally is a strategic priority for the Company, as Latham is ideally positioned to offer truly tailor-made solutions to clients’ most complex financing needs. ”

Latham is one of the most respected international law firms with both a major presence in the Chicago market and a leading global structured finance practice, and I look forward to leveraging the Company’s impressive global platform and robust transactional offerings to provide the best possible service to my clients, ”said said Hays. “Personally, I am drawn to the team at the company. , collaborative culture, and I look forward to continuing to develop my practice of Chicago Office.”

Hays is the second partner to join by Latham Practice of Structured Finance in recent weeks. The firm announced in August the arrival of Alex martin to the London Office.

Hays received his JD, cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School and its BS, magna cum laude, of Boston College. he joins Latham by Dechert LLP in Chicago.

About Latham & Watkins (

Latham & Watkins provides innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and litigation, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the largest pro bono service providers in the world, strongly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability company organized under the laws of State of Delaware (United States) with affiliated limited liability companies practicing in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the UK and as an affiliated partnership practicing in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a foreign legal advisory office. Latham & Watkins works in conjunction with the law firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Cathy Birkeland, Managing Partner in the Chicago office, +1.312.876.7681
Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya, Global Chair, Structured Finance Practice, +44.20.7710.3034

SOURCE Latham & Watkins LLP

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