What Attorneys Need to Know About Capital Markets and Ratings

CLE Accreditation Info

CLE is voluntary for Washington DC attorneys. To view further accreditation details, please click here.

General Credits
Price: $29
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  • Description

    Ratings play a critical role in today's capital markets and the global economy. While lawyers come across ratings every day, they may not know what a rating actually means. Many do not understand the role that ratings played in the Credit Crisis.

    This informative CLE course presented by Jack Chen, a New York attorney and ratings expert, explains everything a lawyer should know about ratings and rating agencies. The course examines the regulatory framework and explains who uses ratings and why they are here to stay. Any practitioner who works with derivatives, loans, credit agreements, bonds and other types of debt instruments will learn valuable information that they can apply in their everyday work.

  • Instructor Bio

    Jack Chen

    Jack is a consultant with expertise in the capital markets, corporate securities, structured finance, asset backed securities, ratings, real estate investments and derivatives. He currently provides advisory and consultancy services and has testified as an expert witness in federal court in a case involving ratings and complex financial products. He is a recognized expert in structured finance where he has over 15 years' of experience. His product expertise includes derivatives such as credit default swaps, interest rate derivatives and total return swaps, cash and synthetic collateralized debt obligations, collateralized loan obligations, derivative product companies and structured investment vehicles.

    Jack began his career as an associate at the white shoe law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and then joined the prestigious law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell with a practice in corporate law, securities and a concentration in structured finance. He left law to rate derivatives and structured products at Moody's Investors Service and then served as the Chief Operating Officer of HillMark Capital and then of Centerline Financial before founding his own consulting firm, Pronetik, providing litigation support, serving as an expert witness and supervising quantitative analyses. Jack has appeared on the CBS Evening News and was featured as an expert on 3-part documentary titled “Age of Gold” for the “Docu-Prime” series of South Korean television network EBS. He has also been quoted or cited in a number of newspapers and trade journals, including Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Bloomberg News, Market Watch News Hub, Risk, Creditflux, St. Petersburg Times, Asset-Backed Alert and Structured Credit Investor.

    Jack received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College, Columbia University and his legal degree with honors from Fordham University School of Law where he was Senior Articles Editors of the Fordham Law Review.

CLE is voluntary for Washington DC attorneys. To view further accreditation details, please click here.