Morrison & Foerster hired Jerry Marlatt to the firm’s capital markets group. Marlatt is a recognized securitization lawyer and one of the leading experts in covered bonds.
Marlatt, who was previously with Clifford Chance, focuses on a broad array of structured capital markets transactions, such as covered bonds, surplus notes and structuring specialized investment and operating vehicles, securities repackagings and public and private offerings of ABS, structured debt securities, commercial paper and other innovative financial products.
Marlatt advised the dealers in connection with the first covered bond program by a U.S. depository institution and has subsequently advised the issuer and dealers in connection with a number of covered bond programs for Canadian banks.
Marlatt is an inaugural member of the steering committee of the U.S. covered bonds council. He began his legal career at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“What we do best, and the things for which we are best known as a firm, are of critical importance to our clients at this time," Keith Wetmore, chair of Morrison & Foerster, said. "Our financial institutions work, financial services regulatory advice and capital markets activity focused on innovative products and offering methodologies are top of mind in this regard. We are pleased to welcome Jerry Marlatt as we continue to add to the firm’s banking and finance focus.”