Andrew P. Pontano
Partner | New York
Andrew P. Pontano

Andrew P. Pontano, a partner in Dechert's global finance practice, leads Dechert's Asset Finance and Securitization group. He advises clients regarding public and private securities offerings and other complex finance transactions involving a wide range of asset classes, including auto loans and leases, unsecured consumer loans, credit card, student loans, equipment lease and trade receivables, residential mortgage loans and mortgage servicing rights and whole business securitization. He has represented lenders, borrowers, asset originators and servicers, ABCP conduits, issuers, underwriters, placement agents, trustees, rating agencies and others.

In addition to structured finance transactions, Mr. Pontano regularly assists clients in connection with ABL, mezzanine and subordinate debt financing arrangements, as well as purchases and sales of asset portfolios.

Mr. Pontano also has significant experience with derivative instruments, including interest rate and currency hedges, and syndicated loan transactions.

Mr. Pontano is recognized as a Rising Star for structured finance and securitization by IFLR1000.

  • SFIG Legal Counsel Forum, Structured Finance Industry Group (June 27, 2018)
  • Learning the Basics of Securitization: The ABS Primer — ABS East 2017, Miami, FL (September 17-19, 2017)
  • ABS East 2015 — Information Management Network, Miami, FL (September 16, 2015)
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    • The College of William & Mary, B.A., 1995
    • Georgetown University, M.A., 1999
    • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2003
    • New York
    • Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG)