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Ellen Marks is a partner and a member of the Corporate and Finance Departments of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Marks handles complex and innovative financial transactions and restructurings with a particular focus on securitization and structured finance. She has extensive experience with credit card securitizations and other transactions related to credit cards, including establishing co-brand credit card programs for retailers and negotiating holdback and other terms for card processing agreements in the travel industry. She also handles financial regulatory matters, with an emphasis on swap regulations and securitization regulations, and has extensive knowledge of the federal securities laws, the federal banking laws, and their related regulations, including changes resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act.
Ms. Marks is active in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), recently serving as Chair of the Committee on Securitization and Structured Finance. She has chaired the drafting committees for numerous ABA projects and comment letters, including preparing the ABA White Paper on Securitization in the Post-Crisis Economy and comment letters to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on its proposed securitization safe harbor and to the SEC on its proposed significant revisions of Regulation AB. Ms. Marks also recently served as Co-chair for the Securitization Financial Industry Group’s legal counsel committee.