Cathy M Kaplan is a partner in Sidley's New York office, where she is co-head of the New York global finance practice. Ms Kaplan's practice is focused on a broad range of structured finance transactions. She has worked on structured notes, structured insurance products, CDOs, CLOs, cross-border transactions and asset and mortgage backed financings. Ms Kaplan advises clients on a wide range of issues involving regulatory and other aspects of structured finance transactions.Ms Kaplan has been at the forefront of a number of types of securitisations. She developed the first receivables programme backed by health-care receivables. In addition, Ms Kaplan was counsel to the underwriter on the first transaction involving Japanese assets to be publicly registered with the SEC and was counsel to the underwriters for the first Australian mortgage transaction registered with the SEC. She has worked on international securitisations involving export receivables, natural resource assets and trade receivables in Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, the UK, Italy, France, Turkey and Japan. Ms Kaplan also represents clients in art related transactions. Ms Kaplan received his JD from Columbia University School of Law in 1977 and his BA from Yale University in 1974. She is admitted to practise in New York.
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