Joel S. Telpner

Joel Telpner represents financial institutions, derivative dealers, Fortune 500 corporations, hedge funds, pension funds, and other end-users in designing, structuring, and negotiating complex derivative and structured finance transactions. Joel advises clients on a broad variety of financial products and transactions, including credit, equity, and commodity derivatives; synthetic products; credit and equity-linked products; hedge fund-linked products; structured and leveraged finance transactions; CDOs/CLOs; and other securitization products. In addition, Joel advises financial institutions and end-users on understanding and complying with the regulatory requirements arising from the financial reform legislation, as well as new opportunities resulting from the legislation.

He also advises clients on risk management and mitigation strategies concerning CDOs/CLOs, derivatives, and other structured finance transactions. For the past several years he has worked extensively with clients in analyzing their structured finance investments and associated counterparty risk and devising strategies for managing credit exposures and resolving disputes. His recent focus also has involved restructuring existing financings, and he has represented investment banks, issuers, and trustees in those restructurings. He has worked with financial institutions in reviewing and analyzing their global exposures to various structured credit investments including credit derivatives and CDOs/CLOs, has restructured and unwound extremely complex synthetic structured finance transactions, and has helped to develop new "repack" programs and the next generation of structured finance products.

Financial institutions for which Joel has worked on substantial matters include Bank of America, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Société Générale, and Sumitomo Bank.

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Areas of Practice 1) Banking & Finance, 2) Structured & Derivative Products and 3) Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
Law School University of Iowa, College of Law
Education University of Iowa (B.B.A., 1978 University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School (M.B.A. 1999)
Bar Member / Association New York
Most recent firm Jones Day
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