Ariel Kronman is a partner in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and is a member of the Structured Finance and Derivatives practice. Mr. Kronman has worked at a number of premier law firms, investment banks and hedge funds on Wall Street and in Asia, including as head of legal coverage of the CLO/CDO desk at Bank of America. Prior to rejoining Weil in 2008, Mr. Kronman was a managing director in the legal department at Bear Stearns, where he was involved in setting up a new structured credit platform for its asset management division. Mr. Kronman’s practice focuses on CLOs and securitizations of various asset classes, including equipment, aircraft, leases and structured settlements, as well as on derivatives. His extensive derivatives experience includes credit derivatives, FX and interest rate swaps, forwards and options, total return swaps and equity derivatives, both in commercial and structured finance contexts.