Hunton & Williams Adds Structured Finance Partner

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Hunton & Williams continues its national expansion with the arrival of corporate partner John J. Dedyo in the firm’s New York office. Dedyo represents issuers, underwriters, asset managers, credit enhancers, rating agencies and investors in all aspects of privately placed and publicly offered securitizations.  

Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Dedyo was a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

“John brings significant experience with nonmortgage asset classes, ABS and debt funds,” Thomas Y. Hiner, who heads the firm’s structured finance and securitization practice with Michael Nedzbala, said in a press release. “His practice complements our existing practices and extends our service offering to existing and new clients.”

Dedyo’s practice includes the securitization auto loans, unsecured consumer receivables such as credit card receivables, U.S. and foreign trade receivables, factoring receivables, commercial loans, high-yield bonds, equipment leases, health care receivables, residential and commercial mortgages, insurance broker commissions, life settlements, cross-border electronic money transfers, rental car fleets, mutual fund fees, structured settlements, repurchase agreements and residual interests in securitizations. His experience also includes restructuring and repackaging asset-backed securities, commercial mortgage bonds, structured investment vehicles and extendable commercial paper conduits.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Dedyo received his law degree from Stanford Law School.  

He is the second partner to join Hunton’s New York office in a month. On April 27, the firm announced the addition of Robert Brusco to its real estate practice. Brusco focuses on the representation of major investment banks, lending institutions, real estate funds, developers, investors and operators in all types of commercial real estate in such matters as acquisitions, dispositions, financing, joint ventures and leasing transactions. He was joined from Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf; prior to that he  was a managing director at LAMCO LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehman Brothers created after its bankruptcy filing. 

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