Since founding the Firm’s US structured finance group in the 1980s, Frederick Utley has represented clients in transactions involving nearly every type of mortgage and receivable securitized to date, both domestically and in cross-border markets.
In the 1980s Frederick pioneered CMBS and CBO/CLO offerings. Subsequently, he has accomplished offerings based on asset classes ranging from traditional consumer receivables and real estate mortgages to new offerings such as private equity and royalty securitizations.
In the current markets, Frederick's practice includes CDO and CLO advising, ABS and CMBS workouts, opportunity fund formation, private equity fund acquisitions and financings, life policy financings and derivatives, and cross border asset based financings. He is the US representative to the Firm's Global Legal Opinion Policy Committee and is the recent chair of the US Diversity Committee.
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Career and qualifications
- Yale University (BA, magna cum laude) 1969
- Harvard Law School (JD) 1974
- Cambridge University (BA, MA) 1975
- Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 1975
- Special Assistant, US Department of the Treasury 1982
- Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 1987
- Senior Counsel since 2011