Jeff Norton


Jeff Norton


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3550 | +1 212 698 3599

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Jeff Norton, a partner in Dechert’s global finance practice, focuses on public and private finance matters, with particular emphasis on leveraged credits and high yield bonds. His experience includes advising financial institutions, financial sponsors, corporates and private credit funds on a variety of finance matters in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America, including syndicated credits, direct lending, bridge financings, note offerings, unitranche facilities, first and second lien financings, Term Loan B credits, Yankees loans and bonds (and reverse Yankees), liability management transactions and restructurings.

Mr. Norton has been consistently recognized among the leading banking and finance lawyers in the U.S. by Chambers USA and Chambers Global. In the 2018 edition of Chambers Global, clients noted that he is a “a master of the distressed debt covenants who is able to draft them in a way that maximises their flexibility,” and Chambers USA notes that Jeff is experienced in assisting lender and borrower clients in a wide spectrum of domestic and international transactions with one source indicating that he is “very practical and finds ways to get the transaction over the finish line.”

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Norton served as head of the U.S. banking practice and as managing partner for the U.S. at Linklaters. His previous experience includes serving as head of banking at O’Melveny & Myers.

  • University of Washington, B.A., 1981, Honors
  • University of Washington, M.A., 1982, cum laude
  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1985, cum laude, Senior Editor, Cornell Law Review
  • New York