Dechert Expands Global Finance Practice in Chicago with Strategic Partner Hire
Chicago, IL – Leading global law firm Dechert LLP has expanded its global finance capability by adding strategic hire Matthew R. Hays to its 130-strong lawyers across the world’s major financial centers. Mr. Hays joins as a partner with a focused practice on asset-backed securitization. He will be resident in Chicago.
Mr. Hays has considerable experience with matters relating to structured finance transactions, warehouse facilities, asset sale transactions, as well as public and private securitization transactions. He represents clients in numerous industries, including automotive finance, banking, technology and financial services.
Dechert focuses on complex financings and sophisticated and efficient deal structuring and execution. Our global finance team advises on corporate finance, structured finance and securitization, leveraged finance and commercial real estate finance matters. This news builds on this group’s expansion in New York City last year with the addition of Bruce Bloomingdale. Last year, Dechert’s asset-backed securitization team handled more than thirty deals representing approximately $20 billion.
Richard Jones, chair of Dechert's finance and real estate group, said, “Global finance continues to be one of the key products of our firm and Matt will be a great resource for clients around the globe. With his broad transactions experience across asset classes, he is a natural fit with Dechert’s global finance platform.”
Hays added, “Dechert has established a reputation as one of the leaders in complex transactions across categories and geographies and I am very excited to join this team of talented lawyers.”
Mr. Hays earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School and his B.S magna cum laude from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.
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