October 03, 2018
Cadwalader partner Neil Weidner has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG). Weidner and his new Board colleagues will serve a two-year term.
The Board is responsible for overseeing all of SFIG’s activities, including directing policy initiatives, advising on advocacy efforts, organizing educational events, and ensuring that the organization properly represents the full spectrum of its members' views.
Weidner is one of the leaders of Cadwalader’s market-leading securitization practice. His practice focuses on securitization, structured finance, and derivative financial products, and he regularly represents underwriters, issuers, institutional investors, collateral managers, and sponsors in a wide range of matters involving the securitization or re-packaging of traditional and non-traditional assets.
A frequent commentator on industry issues, Weidner has authored numerous comment letters, articles, and memoranda on regulatory and securities law matters, including the Dodd-Frank Act, Risk Retention and the Volcker Rule. In addition, he provided testimony before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises and focused on the impact of aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act, including the Volcker Rule, on CLOs.
“It is a great honor to be elected to the SFIG Board,” Weidner said. “SFIG does such important work in advocating in support of a robust and active securitization market. There is so much activity in securitization – both opportunities and challenges – and I hope to help continue the momentum of the previous Board in moving the industry forward.”
SFIG has approximately 350 institutional members, including investors, issuers, and all other participants in the structured finance industry. Over 50 committees and taskforces are actively engaged in representing broad industry viewpoints across all aspects of the regulatory and legislative agenda.
Cadwalader’s two-year representation was spearheaded by Trial Practice Chair Sean F. O’Shea.
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