NEW YORK – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Noah Heller as a partner in its Financial Services Practice. Mr. Heller, who will be based in the firm’s New York office, previously practiced at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and prior to that, was an attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement.

Mr. Heller focuses his practice on the representation of commercial banks, investment banks and hedge funds engaged in the purchase and sale of loans, claims, securities and other investments in domestic and international companies experiencing financial distress. He also represents clients in connection with evolving financial products, including Stand-By Claim Purchase (Put) Agreements, Credit Default Swaps and similar derivative instruments.

Mr. Heller is active in the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, where he was part of an initiative to develop a form of Participation Agreement for distressed transactions, as well as ongoing revisions to the Purchase and Sale Agreement for distressed transactions, and trade confirmations for distressed and par/near-par transactions.

Mr. Heller earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law.

Katten’s Financial Services Practice represents a large number of the world’s premier hedge funds and money managers, major investment and commercial banks, leading firms and insurance companies, and several international exchanges. The firm’s more than 60 financial services attorneys regularly address the latest innovations in financial products and business strategy and the latest changes in the regulatory environment. This depth of experience with both institutional users of the markets and financial intermediaries allows Katten’s financial services attorneys to provide creative ideas while being responsive to the practical and economic needs of their clients.