Awards & Recognition

Shawn Kodes Named 2019 Rising Star for Securitization by Law360

— Law360

Structured Finance & Derivatives partner Shawn Kodes has been named among Law360’s Rising Stars for Securitization and profiled in the publication. Mr. Kodes, one of just three honorees in the category, was recognized for advising on several high-profile structured securities offerings over the past year.

The Law360 profile highlighted Mr. Kodes’ representation of Guggenheim Securities, as structuring advisor and lead bookrunner, in the $300 million asset-backed security bond offering for Lombard International Administration Services Company, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group Inc.

He was also noted for advising Credit Suisse on a $200 million asset-backed warehouse facility for Bluevine Capital Inc., and for advising Willis Towers Watson PLC on the securitization-related aspects of its up-to-$1.4 billion acquisition of TRANZACT.

In addition to noting his deal expertise, the article discussed his path to structured finance law, which has included a career in investment banking, and the satisfaction he gets from doing innovative and impactful work. 

“I enjoy the negotiation process,” Mr. Kodes said. “Working with people, dealing with personalities, figuring out where people have room to move and where they don’t and getting the best deal for my client is always something that excites me and motivates me.”

The Rising Star awards recognize top practitioners under the age of 40. The honorees were selected by Law360 from a competitive pool of more than 1,300 submissions.

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