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 has represented issuers and dealers on several U.S., Canadian and European bank debt and covered bond programs. Among other assignments, he advised the dealers on the first-ever registration of a covered bond program with the U.S. 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,” Kaye Scholer Managing Partner Michael Solow stated in a press release. “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’s experience includes representing underwriters and other arrangers, originators and issuers, credit enhancers, and investors in securitizations of credit card, trade, lease and consumer finance receivables; auto loans; export credit agency loans; commercial and residential mortgages; and emerging market “future flows.”

He has also advised on the structuring of aircraft enhanced equipment trust certificates, catastrophe bonds, and cash and synthetic collateralized debt obligations and various derivative instruments and structured products.

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

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