Carlos Alvarez is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Alvarez is a member of the firm's Corporate Department and Structured Finance and Banking Practice and is Head of the Credit Derivatives Practice group. Mr. Alvarez concentrates his practice on derivatives and structured finance and also practices banking law matters, working on both regulatory and transactional aspects of each area. 

Mr. Alvarez has extensive knowledge in derivatives and structured finance matters. He has acted as deal counsel and collateral manager counsel as well as counsel for investors in CLO, CBO and CDO transactions. His experience includes numerous repurchase agreement programs and derivatives transactions including, among others, options and interest rate and currency exchange swaps, total return swaps and equity derivatives acting as counsel for both intermediaries and end-users.

Mr. Alvarez has acted as issuer's and underwriter's counsel in connection with numerous commercial paper, medium-term note, certificate of deposit offerings and asset securitization programs (including those using special purpose vehicles). He has also acted as borrower's and lender's counsel for various secured and unsecured loan facilities.

Bar Qualification

  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • JD, Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, 1986
  • BA, Northwestern University, 1983