Ed Comber is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Comber is a member of the firm’s Finance Department and Structured Finance Practice.

Mr. Comber has experience in a variety of structured finance, securitization, and other secured financing transactions, representing banks, issuers, underwriters, investors, placement agents, borrowers, lenders, funds, and other financial institutions. In particular, Mr. Comber works on the financing of a range of traditional and esoteric asset-backed securities including music catalogs, triple net real estate, rental car fleets, oil and gas assets, shipping containers, consumer credit card receivables, and a variety of trade receivables.

Mr. Comber collaborates with clients and their counterparties to structure solutions for specific asset classes. In particular, Mr. Comber has been closely involved in the pioneering of music catalog portfolio securitization, along with other members of Latham's Structured Finance Practice.

Mr. Comber maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented clients in asylum matters and matters involving under-resourced small businesses.

Mr. Comber is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Duke Law School.

Mr. Comber’s experience includes advising:

  • Blackstone, as sponsor, on a Rule 144A securitization of music catalogs acquired in conjunction with Hipgnosis Song Management
  • Blackstone, as sponsor, on the whole-business securitization financing of music assets
  • Investment banks, as lenders or initial purchasers, in all of Hertz’s rental car fleet securitizations
  • The lenders and borrowers under variable funding note financings provided to various rental car companies
  • SeaCube in connection with the establishment of, and various medium term note issuances under, a master trust securitization of shipping container assets
  • The investors in a Rule 144A securitization of consumer credit card receivables
  • The borrower under a season-and-sell financing structure collateralized by consumer credit card receivables
  • Various placement agents in connection with the securitization of oil and gas assets and related private placements of asset-backed notes
  • Various borrowers and lenders under warehouse lending arrangements for a wide range of asset classes
  • Various borrowers on trade receivables financings

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • New York


  • LL.M., Duke University School of Law
    cum laude
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School
  • BA, University of Bristol