John Hreno provides counsel to institutional investors, direct lenders, and large financial institutions on a diverse range of debt transactions, including private placements, venture debt transactions, first and second lien financings, project finance transactions, mezzanine financings, and asset-based facilities. John also advises corporate clients on real estate financings, acquisition financings, factoring arrangements, and working capital facilities.
John represents borrowers and lenders through the life cycle of domestic and cross-border investment transactions across a variety of industries, including technology, financial services, media and telecommunications, life sciences, energy, and real estate. John also has experience counseling clients through out-of-court restructurings and workouts.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, John led a regional policy analysis group focused on fostering public health-public safety partnerships at the NY-NJ High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area federal program administered by the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy. John’s previous experience also includes short-term projects with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, the Inter-American Development Bank, and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, M.P.A.
Hertie School of Governance (Berlin), M.P.P.
Rutgers University, B.A., Journalism, Political Science/History