Tina Locatelli is a seasoned lawyer whose practice focuses on structured finance, corporate finance and banking. For over 15 years, Tina has demonstrated her ability to advise clients on complex matters involving a broad spectrum of business, legal, regulatory, risk management and compliance issues.
She has significant in-house and large firm experience advising clients on structured and corporate finance, including public disclosure and listing requirements. This experience gives her direct insight into client needs and expectations for cost-effective and practical legal advice.
Prior to joining the firm, Tina served as general counsel for independent risk at a large US financial institution. In that role, she advised the independent risk organization on legal issues affecting risk management policies and practices, including board approval and other corporate governance requirements, and on regulatory reform related to risk management, enhanced prudential standards for systemically important financial institutions (Title I of the Dodd-Frank Act), orderly liquidation of large financial institutions (Title II of the Dodd-Frank Act) and Basel Committee standards.
She also played a leading role in the institution’s US recovery and resolution planning.
Before serving as general counsel for risk, Tina advised the institution’s corporate treasury on global financing programs, including commercial paper facilities, issuances of US covered bonds and synthetic credit-linked notes, securitizations of US, UK, Korean and Malaysian residential mortgage loans, HELOCs, student loans, auto loans and credit cards, and issuances of short and long-term debt in the US, Latin America, Europe, Australia and Thailand. Before that, Tina worked at several large, international law firms.
- Represented issuers, underwriters and asset sellers in public and private offerings of securities backed by US and foreign commercial and residential mortgage loans, HELOCs, manufactured home loans, auto loans and leases, student loans, credit cards and REMIC securities.
- Represented the financial guarantor in the first US triple-net lease securitization with a revolving master trust structure.
- Played a key legal role in launching a major investment bank’s European CMBS platform through securitizations of French, German and UK commercial mortgage loans.
- Represented underwriters and domestic and foreign issuers in US public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including mortgage and hybrid-REIT IPOs, medium-term note programs for Brazilian banks, and offerings of trust preferred securities by Italian banking groups
- JD, Washington and Lee University School of Law, magna cum laude, 1996
- BA, Clemson University, cum laude, 1993
- New York
- US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
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