J. Bradley Keck (“Brad”) is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office and co-lead of the Banking & Finance practice. He concentrates his practice on securitization and structured finance. He represents issuers, borrowers, servicers, multinational banks, finance companies, underwriters and sponsors in a wide variety of transactions, including structuring and maintaining domestic and cross-border commercial paper funded securitization vehicles.
He also represents clients in financing trade receivables; credit card and floorplan receivables; IP, franchise and “whole-business” assets; auto paper (retail and wholesale); leases; loans and various other asset classes in whole loan sales, private placements, public offerings, and commercial paper conduits.
Brad has extensive experience negotiating with rating agencies, credit enhancers, insurers, and liquidity providers; with accounting rules, such as FASB 166 and 167; transactions involving UCC and non-UCC collateral; and working with electronic contracting and establishing control of electronic chattel paper.
- The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, JD, with honors
- University of Notre Dame, BA
Admissions : Illinois
- Represented BTMU Capital Corporation as investor in a master whole business securitization program for a brand and franchising company, which program facilitates quick financing of new whole business acquisitions by the company using primarily the global IP and franchise assets of the acquired companies as collateral.
- Represented GE and GE Capital in connection with most aspects of their trade receivables financing programs, including establishing and maintaining their multi-billion dollar revolving trade receivables securitization platform, providing advice in connection with mergers and divestitures, and assisting with whole receivables sales.
- Represented RouteOne (sponsored by DaimlerChrysler, Ford, GMAC and Toyota) in developing its eContracting solution and perfection of electronic chattel paper under UCC Section 9-105.
- Represented Bank of America auto finance group’s purchase and funding of up to $55 billion of whole auto loans originated by General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) over a five-year term.
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