Roger S. Chari, Partner and Chair, LIBOR Transition Group
Duane Morris LLP
Roger S. Chari is a partner at Duane Morris LLP, where he focuses on a wide variety of secured lending and other finance transactions, primarily for lenders and underwriters but also for borrowers and issuers. He structures, negotiates, reviews and closes secured finance transactions for a wide range of domestic and foreign lending clients in different secured lending markets from $1.5 million to $6 billion, both in and out of bankruptcy. A significant part of Mr. Chari’s practice encompasses swaps and derivatives for financial institutions, primarily on interest rate transactions but also for currency and commodity trades. Mr. Chari is head of the firm’s new LIBOR Transition Inter-Disciplinary Group. The group draws from the firm’s broad experience in lending, regulatory, tax and other areas to guide lenders through the complex transition process. Mr. Chari is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a summa cum laude graduate of Rutgers University.
Alexey Surkov, Partner, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Alexey is a Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory partner with over 20 years of experience. He co-leads Deloitte’s LIBOR Transition services and leads the Model Risk Management team in Deloitte & Touche LLP. He works primarily in the areas of model risk management, quantitative modeling, valuation, and model validation. For more than 18 years, Alexey has assisted a number of clients on projects related to modeling and model validation, specializing in modeling and risk management of complex fixed income, mortgage, equity, foreign exchange, and credit products, as well as modeling of market, counterparty credit, liquidity, and operational risk at large financial institutions
Les Jacobowitz, Partner
Les has over 30 years of experience representing issuers, borrowers (including not-for-profits), governmental entities, underwriters, and financial institutions in domestic and international transactions. He has provided counsel on deals involving $25 billion or more, as well as restructurings and workouts of an additional $41 billion. He has worked with governmental entities, private companies, banks, investment banks and funds in all aspects of financing, including the lending, securitization, real estate, public finance, not-for-profit, health care, restructuring, energy & environment, and infrastructure & privatization financing areas and related litigation. He is also experienced in financings involving asset-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, collateralized loan obligations, and commercial mortgage-backed securities, representing issuers, investment banks, funds, liquidity banks, and credit enhancers. Learn more here.
Jeremy Andersen, Partner
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Jeremy is a litigator that often serves as “translator” for his teams, turning complex financial data into plain-English allegations and motions. He has repeatedly deployed his ability to do so on behalf of plaintiffs in his many cutting-edge, high-stakes cases involving a wide variety of financial instruments. He was a key architect of a groundbreaking damages theory holding the class together, and then of a plan of distribution for $500 million in settlement funds, in the ISDAfix benchmark case. From mortgage-backed securities, to benchmark-rigging, to allegations the banks have distorted the evolution of the financial marketspace, he has long been at the forefront of the largest cases against Wall Street, both for individual plaintiffs and class members.