Claudine Chen-Young de Katten at the head of women in securitization


“Claudine’s excellence as a lawyer and her innovative spirit as a strategist in the field make her an ideal choice for this role,” said Anna-Liza Harris, co-chairman of Katten’s industry-leading structured finance and securitization practice, has consistently ranked among the top issuer boards for issuers of asset and mortgage-backed securities nationwide . “Claudine is a proven leader who understands what it takes to uplift women in our industry and is more than up to the task.”

Chen-Young previously served as vice president of WiS. In her practice at Katten, she helps banks, private equity firms and similar institutions buy and sell mortgage assets and structure their funding, including through securitization. His extensive experience in buying and selling all types of residential mortgages, including growth mortgage products, allows him to negotiate difficult transactions effectively and efficiently.

The SFA works to help the economy grow by helping to provide greater access to credit for industry, consumers and investors. In addition, the group seeks to preserve essential protections for consumers and the financial system and to facilitate valuable dialogue between financial services market practitioners and policymakers.

Last year, Harris was chosen to lead the board of the Structured Finance Foundation, an affiliate of the SFA that supports students pursuing high school. The foundation recently entered into a partnership with the University of the District of Columbia School of Business and Public Administration to provide scholarships, mentorship, and pipeline opportunities to its students pursuing degrees in business disciplines. Harris, who is also a partner in the transactional tax planning firm of Katten, was a member of the executive committee of the SFA’s board of directors and past chair of the SFA’s tax policy committee. Because Katten’s structured finance and securitization practice consolidates in one place the tax, bankruptcy, banking, derivatives and ERISA knowledge needed to transact smoothly and efficiently, it is remarkable. in the legal sector. In the space of a year, this practice has completed transactions totaling more than $20 billion.

Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 700 attorneys across United States and in London and Shanghai. Clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services turn to Katten for advice locally, nationally and internationally. The firm’s main practice areas include trade finance, corporate, capital markets and funds, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, structured finance and securitization, transactional tax planning , as well as trusts and estates. Katten represents public and private companies in many sectors, as well as a number of governmental and non-profit organizations and individuals. For more information, visit



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