Winston & Strawn named Bill Bowers, a aircraft lease veteran, to chair its transportation structured finance practice.

Bowers previously served as general counsel to GPA Capital in Shannon, Ireland and associate general counsel to GE Capital Aviation Services in Stamford, Conn. He is credited with developing the first securitizations of debt backed by portfolios of aircraft leased to a variety of unrated airlines, as well as the liquidity facility in the first airline enhanced equipment trust certificate financing. He has been involved in such financings for almost all U.S. major airlines and has been responsible for a number of award winning portfolio securitizations. 

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