Reed Auerbach is the global leader of the structured transaction practice at Morgan Lewis. Recognized in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA as a leading structured finance lawyer, an industry participant noted “Reed Auerbach is really the best in class; he is extremely responsive and he is unbelievably knowledgeable.” Reed represents a broad range of Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, investment funds, and issuers in the development of innovative structured finance strategies and advises on the acquisition and disposition of financial assets and origination and servicing platforms.
Reed advises underwriters and issuers in connection with both domestic and cross-border public and private offerings of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities involving a wide variety of assets, collateralized loan obligations and related interim warehouse financings, asset-backed commercial paper conduits, whole loan purchases, repurchase agreements, derivative transactions, and residual financings.
Reed’s securitization experience includes student loans; prime and nonprime auto loans; auto leases; equipment; leases; servicing rights; unsecured consumer and commercial loans, including such loans originated on marketplace lending platforms; commercial real estate loans; middle-market loans; home equity loans; royalty streams and other intellectual property rights; dealer floor plan receivables; telecommunication receivables; litigation settlement fees; Australian mortgage loans; manufactured housing contracts; recreational vehicle loans; recreational boat loans; commercial tugboat and barge loans; reverse mortgages; credit card receivables; and insurance premium finance agreements.
Reed is on the editorial board of The Journal of Structured Finance and he co-authored the industry’s primary treatise, Offerings of Asset-Backed Securities, Wolters Kluwer Publishers.
Hall of Fame, Finance: Structured finance: securitization, The Legal 500 US (2021)
Leading Lawyer, Finance: Structured finance: securitization, The Legal 500 US (2013–2020)
Recommended, Industry focus: Transport: rail and road - finance, The Legal 500 US (2021)
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2007–2021)
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 United States (2018–2020)
Band 1, Capital Markets: Securitization, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2014–2021)
Ranked, Capital Markets: Securitization, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2003–2013)
Band 1, Capital Markets: Securitization, USA, Chambers Global (2018–2022)
Ranked, Capital Markets: Securitization, USA, Chambers Global (2001–2017)
Recognized, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2022)
Lawyer of the Year, New York City Securitization and Structured Finance, The Best Lawyers in America (2014)
Recognized, Securities & Corporate Finance, New York Metro Super Lawyers (2012, 2013)
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University School of Law
Editor, Journal of Transnational Law, Columbia University School of Law
Certificate with honors from the Parker School of International and Comparative Law