Cathy M Kaplan is senior counsel in Sidley’s New York office. Ms Kaplan’s practice is focused on a broad range of structured finance transactions within global finance. 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 healthcare 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 mortgages, consumer receivables, export receivables, natural resource assets and trade receivables in Australia, Japan, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, the UK, Italy, France and Turkey.
Ms Kaplan represents collectors, artists, galleries, corporations and museums in a wide range of art-related transactions. Ms Kaplan has also represented banks and funds on art financing transactions.
Ms Kaplan is the co-chair of the board of visitors of Columbia Law School, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Columbia Law School Center on Global Legal Transformation.
Ms Kaplan is the chair of the board of trustees of Aperture Foundation. She also serves on the governing board of the Yale University Art Gallery, the board of directors of Her Justice and the photography committee at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Ms Kaplan received her JD from Columbia University School of Law in 1977 and her BA from Yale University in 1974. She is admitted to practise in New York.
WWL says: Cathy Kaplan is considered "a truly exceptional lawyer" among peers and clients alike.
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