John M. Timperio


John M. Timperio


Charlotte | Bank of America Corporate Center, 100 North Tryon Street, Suite 4000, Charlotte, NC, United States of America 28202-2135
+1 704 339 3180 | +1 704 339 3101

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John M. Timperio, a partner in Dechert's global finance practice, has more than 20 years of experience advising issuers, commercial and investment banks, financial guarantors and others on securitization and various types of restructurings. Mr. Timperio's practice focuses on asset-backed securitization (ABS), collateral manager mergers and acquisitions, structured lending, workouts and collateral loan obligation (CLO) transactions.

He has been extensively involved in the development of the middle-market CLO sector, including having represented the placement agent in the first ever rated middle-market CLO comprised entirely of unrated mezzanine and subordinated loans. Most recently, he represented the lead lenders to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in the acquisition of GE Capital’s sponsor lending business, including Antares Capital, and represented the largest middle-market structured lending transaction to date.

Mr. Timperio has been a leader on assisting clients with all manner of risk retention solutions, including working with a number of the world’s largest asset managers on establishing new management companies and manager affiliates. He is also a frequent author and speaker on the topic of CLOs and risk retention. 

He is ranked as a leading lawyer for Securitization by Chambers USA and a recommended lawyer for Structured Finance in The Legal 500 (U.S.). In addition, Mr. Timperio has been ranked in The Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer in banking and finance law since 2012.

He also co-authored “Securitizers Take a Second Look at Asset Based Loans,” which appeared in the Guide to the World's Leading Structured Finance and Securitization Lawyers, published by Legal Media Group in conjunction with the International Financial Law Review. For numerous years he co-authored an annual update on the state of the middle-market CLO market for Asset Securitization Report. He is frequently called on to lecture on the subject of securitization.

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1988, magna cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1991
  • North Carolina
Speaking Engagements
  • Private Credit 2019 and Beyond — 5th Annual Permanent & Private Capital Summit, New York, NY (April 4, 2019)
  • 2018 Permanent Capital Summit — New York (April 18, 2018)
  • CreditFlux CLO Investor Summit — New York (October 26, 2017)
  • Risk Retention Financing for CLOs: A Primer and Update on Market Developments —ABS East 2017, Miami, FL (September 10, 2017)
  • CLO Summit 2016 — Opal Group, Dana Point, CA (December 4, 2016)
  • Risk Retention Strategies: CLO Manager Roundtable — ABS East 2016, Miami Beach, FL (September 18, 2016)
  • CLO Investor Summit 2015 — Creditflux, New York, NY (October 5, 2015)
  • 4th Annual Investors' Conference on CLOs and Leveraged Loans — Presented by IMN with sponsorship by Dechert LLP, New York, NY (April 21, 2015)
  • Legal and Regulatory —Opal Financial Group - CLO Summit, Dana Point, CA (December 8, 2014)
  • Investors' Conference on CLOs and Leveraged Loans — Presented by Information Management Network with sponsorship by Dechert, New York, NY (April 22, 2014)
  • CLO Summit —Presented by Opal Financial Group with sponsorship by Dechert, Dana Point, CA (December 8, 2013)
  • Investors' Conference on CLOs and Leveraged Loans — Presented by Information Management Network with sponsorship by Dechert, New York, NY (April 10, 2013)
  • New Developments in Collateralized Loan Obligations — New Developments in Securitization 2012 Presented by PLI, New York, NY (November 30, 2012)
  • 18th Annual ABS East Conference — Presented by IMN with Sponsorship by Dechert, Miami, FL (October 22, 2012)
  • Legal and Structural Considerations: How to Effectively Analyze a CLO —The 1st Annual CLO and Leveraged Loan Conference, New York, NY (March 26, 2012)
  • CLO Sector Review —2012 American Securitization Forum, Las Vegas, NV (January 22, 2012)
  • 17th Annual ABS East Conference —Presented by IMN with Sponsorship by Dechert, Miami, FL (October 17, 2011)
  • Lessons Learned in the CLO Market and the Way Forward: Corporate and Leveraged Loan Manager Roundtable — IMN's 15th Annual ABS East Conference, Miami, FL (October 26, 2009)
  • 15th Annual ABS East Conference — Presented by IMN with Sponsorship by Dechert, Miami, FL (October 25, 2009)
  • Transitioning Asset-Based Lenders to ABS, and (Sometimes) ABCP Users to Asset-Based Lending — The 8th Annual Forum on Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Summit, New York, NY (March 22, 2005)
  • The Role of Securitization in an Issuer's Overall Funding Strategy — ABS West, Phoenix, AZ (February 7, 2005)
  • A Primer on Securitization — Commercial Finance Association's 60th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (November 5, 2004)