Veteran corporate structured finance attorney Chris Gavin has taken a partnership role in the capital markets group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, joining the New York firm as it looks to expand its residential mortgage asset-backed securitization practice.

Gavin arrives from Perkins Cole, where he had been a partner in that firm’s financial transactions and restructuring group since 2014. Prior to Perkins Cole, he was a structured finance partner at Mayer Brown, also in New York.

At Cadwalader, he rejoins five partners from his seven-year stint at Mayer Brown.

Gavin’s work at Cadwalader will be focused on U.S. and international trans-Atlantic structured finance corporate and consumer debt transactions, including residential mortgage loans, in the U.S. and the UK.  

 “Chris deepens our global ABS bench and complements the firm’s growing practice in the U.S.,” said Michael Gambro, partner and co-chair of the firm’s capital markets group, in a statement released by the firm. “Additionally, we expect him to play a vital role serving clients as the non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities market revives.”

Gavin ranks in the IFLR 1000 listing of influential finance lawyers, and is a member of the Structured Finance Industry Group trade advocacy organization.

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