Press Release

Morgan Lewis Deepens Global Structured Transactions Practice with Addition of Two Partners in UK

Friday, August 21, 2015

LONDON and NEW YORK, August 21, 2015: Morgan Lewis continues to expand its award-winning global structured transactions capability in London with the addition of structured finance partner Theresa Kradjian, who joins the firm today, and corporate tax partner Paul Beausang, who will join the firm in October.

The partners are joining the structured finance team announced earlier this month led by Matthew Duncan, Julian A. Goodman, and Paul J. Matthews. The five partners previously practiced as a core structured transactions group at another global law firm. Together, the group enhances the firm’s ability to service clients across the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia.

“London is a key area of focus for our clients and our firm,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “Our new partners bring to our clients a depth of knowledge and comprehensive experience that complements our market-leading practice in the US.”

Ms. Kradjian focuses on a variety of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securitization and structured finance transactions. In recent years, she has concentrated on commercial paper conduits, CLOs, residential mortgage backed securitizations (RMBS) in the UK, and covered bond transactions. Mr. Beausang assists clients with a broad range of corporate tax issues with particular emphasis on structured finance transactions, big ticket indirect real estate projects, and public/private development partnerships.

“It has been our experience that recruiting teams who have practiced together for many years is the most successful way to assist our clients with their increasingly sophisticated global needs,” said Morgan Lewis structured transactions practice leader Reed Auerbach. “Theresa Kradjian and Paul Beausang bring unique expertise and added depth to our structured transactions team in London and across the firm.”