(NEW YORK) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Shan A. Haider has joined the firm as a partner in the Structured Finance and Securitization practice in its New York office. Haider primarily represents financial institutions and other participants in a wide range of mortgage transactions, insolvency matters and distressed structured finance opportunities.

"Clients look to our Structured Finance and Securitization team to create innovative solutions to new business challenges," said Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey. "Shan's depth of knowledge and experience furthers our commitment to deliver the best thinking and service to our clients in this space."

Haider has deep experience in residential mortgage transactions, including whole loan transfers (NPLs/RPLs), mortgage servicing rights (MSR) transfers/financings, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and related transactions. He helps clients navigate structured credit investing opportunities, particularly in regards to RMBS and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), and assists with the development and execution of an investment strategy. He regularly counsels clients in insolvency-related matters relating to complex credit transactions, including structured products, with a focus on unlocking or preserving value in litigation and distress situations.

"Shan is a notable attorney whose career began trial-by-fire when he served as a law clerk for the Delaware Bankruptcy Court in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis," said Howard Schickler, co-head of Katten's Structured Finance and Securitization practice. "His unique hands-on experience combined with his impressive legal achievements in the financial services industry will enhance the offerings of our team."

The Katten Structured Finance and Securitization practice advises clients in a wide variety of transactions, including Agency real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs), private-label mortgage-backed securitizations and securitizations of consumer receivables such as auto loans, auto leases, equipment leases and collateral loan obligations (CLOs). The group represents all market participants, from issuers, underwriters, placement agents and collateral managers to investors, swap counterparties, trustees, credit enhancers, rating agencies and servicers.