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International Banking, Part II: Foreign Banks Accessing the U.S. Markets 2013

Speaker(s): Jerry R. Marlatt, Lloyd S. Harmetz
Recorded on: Mar. 8, 2013
PLI Program #: 46213

Jerry Marlatt specializes in corporate finance with a focus on structured capital markets. He represents issuers, underwriters, and placement agents in covered bonds, surplus notes, structuring investment and specialized operating vehicles, insolvency restructuring of such vehicles, securities repackagings, and public offerings and private placements of asset-backed securities in domestic and foreign capital markets. Mr. Marlatt’s representative transactions involve the first covered bond by a U.S. financial institution and the first covered bond program for a Canadian bank. Mr. Marlatt has been ranked by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading capital markets–securitization lawyers and has also been cited as a recommended lawyer for structured finance–derivatives and structured products by The Legal 500—United States. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the U.S. Covered Bond Council, organized by SIFMA and the ASF, and is recognized as the leading U.S. practitioner in the covered bonds area.

Lloyd Harmetz focuses on securities offerings and other corporate transactions for U.S. and non-U.S. companies. His experience includes public offerings, private placements and PIPEs offerings of equity and debt securities, in which he represents both issuers and underwriters.

Mr. Harmetz's practice focuses on securities offerings by financial institutions, including investment grade securities and structured products linked to equities, commodities, interest rates and other underlying assets. His practice also specializes in structuring continuous offering programs that are registered under the Securities Act, or that are exempt from registration under Regulation S, Rule 144A and Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

Many of the transactions in which Mr. Harmetz has participated have involved companies in technology-driven industries, such as internet infrastructure and content, computer software development, life sciences, medical care products and telecommunications. His counseling practice includes advice with respect to all aspects of the U.S. securities laws, corporate governance and other corporate matters.

Mr. Harmetz is co-author of Considerations for Foreign Banks Financing in the US, published by International Financial Law Review (2012).

Mr. Harmetz previously was based in Morrison & Foerster's Tokyo and Hong Kong offices, and between October 1998 and May 1999, he was seconded to the firm of Fischer, Behar, Chen & Co., in Tel Aviv, Israel.


  • University at Albany, State University of New York (B.A., 1990)
  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 1993)