Jennifer Grady is the managing partner of Kibbe & Orbe LLP and leads the firm’s Executive Committee. As one of a remarkably small number of female managing partners, Ms. Grady is regularly recognized as a leader in the field.
Ms. Grady represents investment banks, broker-dealers, investment funds and other financial institutions in connection with derivatives transactions, distressed debt and bankruptcy claims trading, special situations investments and financing transactions.
Prior to joining K&O, Ms. Grady was a corporate associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. more +
Ms. Grady’s derivatives practice focuses on the structuring and negotiation of credit derivative transactions, including loan and bankruptcy claim total return swaps, loan credit default swaps, and traditional credit default swaps in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as advising clients regarding the evolving regulatory treatment of derivative transactions referencing underlying loan assets. She also represents her financial institution clients in connection with the negotiation of ISDA master agreements, prime brokerage agreements and related collateral support documentation. Ms. Grady played a critical role in creating the documentation, standards and customs adopted by the marketplace for transaction in credit default swaps referencing loans.
Distressed & Special Situations Transactions
Ms. Grady also represents investment banks and buy-side clients in connection with the purchase and sale of US and non-US loans, bankruptcy claims and other distressed assets, and has represented multiple CLO managers in designing efficient loan review and settlement procedures. Ms. Grady began her K&O career in the firm’s Distressed Debt group, where she gained substantial experience in transactions involving par and distressed bank debt in the U.S. and European secondary loan markets. She specializes in special situations investing involving complex assets containing derivative components or insolvency proceeding risk.
Ms. Grady has leveraged her experience in the secondary loan market and the loan total return swap warehouse market to help expand the firm’s robust lending practice. She regularly represents clients in connection with financing facilities secured by complex illiquid assets, including solar renewable energy credits, marketplace loans and derivative instruments.
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