Overview

Jeff O’Connor is a leader in the field of dealer floorplan, auto and equipment securitization and has counseled clients in a broad range of asset securitization, structured finance, secured lending and receivables sale transactions. He represents both issuers and underwriters in a variety of transactions involving dealer floorplan, equipment, retail auto, lease, credit card, healthcare and other assets. Jeff often deals with novel structures, including a floorplan master trust capable of issuing separate series backed solely by overconcentration receivables, mixed lease and retail loan transactions, amortizing series where amortization is tied to an external benchmark rather than the receivables amortization, whole business securitizations, and foreign currency denominated transactions. Jeff has substantial securities law experience and has counseled clients in connection with complex offering issues.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

Lead author of comment letter to S&P on its vehicle floorplan rating methodology

Author of comment letters and written testimony to influence proposed retail installment sale contract and licensing legislation in Texas, Florida and Montana

"Auto Loan and Lease ABS Sector Review," Institutional Investor Journals, Spring 2013, Vol. 19, No. 1: pp. 95–97

Seminars

Moderator, “Equipment Finance,” ABS East, September 2018

Moderator, “Equipment Finance,” ABS East, September 2017

Moderator, “Risk Retention Compliance,” ABS East, September 2016

Moderator, “Auto ABS: Scheduling for Regular Maintenance,” ABS Vegas, March 2016

Moderator, “Auto Loan and Lease ABS Sector Review,” American Securitization Forum Conference, January 2013

Recognition

Recognized in the 2010–2019 editions of The Legal 500 U.S. for Structured Finance: Securitization: “an excellent technical lawyer, who provides creative solutions to structuring challenges.”

Memberships & Affiliations

Co-Chair, Structured Finance Association's Equipment Committee

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • California
  • Illinois

Education

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of LawJ.D.1990
  • University of Wisconsin-MadisonM.D.1986
  • Marquette UniversityB.S.1982