John M. Timperio
Partner | Charlotte
John M. Timperio

John M. Timperio, co-chair of Dechert’s global finance practice and real estate practice group, and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee, has more than 25 years of experience working with some of the world's largest asset managers and investment banks on various types of structured finance solutions, including CLOs and structured loan facilities. Mr. Timperio is also a leader of the Structured Credit and CLO team, which has not only been ranked one of the most active in the CLO market since it restarted, but also one of the most distinguished in terms of industry awards for best CLO law firm. He is also actively involved in creating permanent capital solutions for various of the firm's 50 plus asset manager clients who currently manage CLOs, including US and EU risk retention compliant structures. Mr. Timperio also advises managers and borrowers in a variety of fund financing structures, including NAV facilities, collateralized fund obligations and rated feeders.

In 2023, Mr. Timperio was named one of the Financial Times’ top ten Most Innovative Legal Practitioners in North America for repeat innovations in the design and launch of complex structured financial products. Mr. Timperio’s pioneering work in CLOs and structured loan facilities has included development of several new asset classes in the structured credit space. Mr. Timperio is recognized by Law360 as a 2020 and 2023 MVP of the Year for Structured Finance. Mr. Timperio is ranked as a leading lawyer for securitization and CLOs by Chambers USA, recognizing his expertise on middle market CLO transactions. Mr. Timperio is cited in Chambers USA as "the quintessential managers' lawyer in CLOs, he is at the forefront of development and is a pleasure to work with." Mr. Timperio is also a recommended lawyer for Structured Finance by The Legal 500 (U.S.), where he was described as "very prolific" and "well known" for his work in the middle market CLO sector. Since 2012, he has been ranked in The Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer in banking and finance law. Mr. Timperio is a frequent author and speaker on the topic of CLOs and risk retention.

  • Market Outlook - Private Credit vs. Banks — Debtwire Private Credit Forum New York, New York, NY (June 18, 2024)
  • Taking a Deeper Dive into Private Credit CLOs — The 3rd Annual Private Credit Industry Conference on Direct Lending and Middle Market Finance hosted by LSTA DealCatalyst, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (May 9, 2024)
  • Current State of the US Private Credit Market-Filling the Public Void — Debtwire US Private Credit Forum 2023, New York, NY (June 14, 2023)
  • Views on the Current Market: What a Year It's Been, 2023 Permanent & Private Capital Summit, Dechert LLP – New York, NY (June 13, 2023)
  • Rates, Recession & Returns: Perspectives on Where the Private Credit Industry Is and Where It Is Headed, 2022 Permanent & Private Capital Summit, Dechert LLP – New York, NY (May 24 – 25, 2022)
  • State of the CLO Market — Creditflux CLO Investor Summit, New York, NY (March 29, 2022)
  • CLO Manager Tiering: Finding the Right Fit — ABS East Conference, Miami, FL (December 14, 2021)
  • Venturing Through Alternative Asset Finance — 2021 Permanent & Private Capital Summit, Virtual Conference (June 2-3, 2021)
  • Building Deals Tailored to Suit: The Rise of Private Debt and Asset Based Lending — ABS East Conference, Virtual Conference (December 2, 2020)
  • Private ABS/Debt in 2020 and Beyond — SFVegas 2020, Las Vegas, NV (February 23, 2020)
  • This CLO Ship is Getting Crowded, Can it Stay Afloat? The New Manager Landscape — ABS East Conference, Miami Beach, FL (September 24, 2019)
  • 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)
    • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1988, magna cum laude
    • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1991
    • North Carolina