Structured Finance Lawyer Lawton Camp Joins Kaye Scholer as Partner in New York

April 2, 2014
New York: Experienced structured finance lawyer Lawton Camp has joined Kaye Scholer as a Finance Partner in its New York office.

Previously a partner at Allen & Overy, Camp is recognized as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets: Securitization Law by Chambers USA, and has represented issuers and dealers on several US, Canadian and European bank debt and covered bond programs. Representative matters include advising the dealers on the first ever registration of a covered bond program with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for Royal Bank of Canada.

“In keeping with our long-term strategy to focus on and invest heavily in our core strengths, Lawton’s arrival continues to expand on our top-ranked structured finance capabilities,” said Kaye Scholer Managing Partner Michael Solow. “His experience will be of particular assistance to our banking, credit agencies, private equity, funds of funds and other financial services clients. He also will enhance the breadth of our Canada practice, which currently advises Canadian companies on a wide range of cross-border transactional issues.”

Camp has a broad range of structured finance and securitization experience, including representing underwriters and other arrangers, originators and issuers, credit enhancers, and investors in a wide variety of securitizations, structured products and covered bonds. These include securitizations of credit card, trade, lease and consumer finance receivables; auto loans; export credit agency (ECA) loans; commercial and residential mortgages; and emerging market “future flows.” He has also advised on the structuring of EETCs; catastrophe bonds; and cash and synthetic collateralized debt obligations and various derivative instruments and structured products.

“Our Finance Department focuses on five core practices for our clients: Structured Finance & Derivatives, Syndicated & Leveraged Finance, Asset Finance & Leasing, Project Finance and Bank Regulation, which is rapidly expanding to respond to increased regulation in the US, UK, EU, Canada and elsewhere,” said New York Partner Henry Morriello, Chair of Kaye Scholer’s Finance Department. “Lawton’s international background and capabilities complement and enhance our practices perfectly, not only given his focus on structured products and derivatives, but also as one of the leading attorneys advising on the covered bond market, and whose knowledge in the area of bank regulation is helping clients identify viable alternative structures for transactions in the wake of various regulatory measures. Also, Lawton’s experience with respect to EETC transactions will bolster our highly recognized aviation finance work.”

Admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, Camp earned his JD at Boston University School of Law and holds a BA from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Kaye Scholer is widely recognized as a leader in asset securitization and structured finance by third party publications such as Chambers USAChambers Global and U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers. Our securitization and structured finance practice brings together a team of financing lawyers with extensive experience not only in asset securitization and structured finance transactions, but also in the related fields of bankruptcy, tax, public offerings, regulatory matters, real estate and certain specialized industries.

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