Michael Speaker
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Michael

Speaker

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Michael Speaker is a counsel in the finance department in Washington DC.  His practice covers securitization, structured finance and commercial lending.  Michael represents issuers and underwriters in collateralized loan transactions and other asset-backed securities transactions.  He also represents investment banks, finance companies and others in connection with secured and unsecured lending and credit derivative transactions. 

Prior to joining Ashurst, Michael was the Deputy Chief Counsel of the US Treasury Department's Office of Financial Stability.  In that position, he represented the US government in a variety of transactions, including the rescue of the American International Group (AIG), the automobile securitization program for Chrysler Financial and the investment of US funds in over 700 banking institutions. 

Michael is admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia and of the State of Maryland.

  • University of Virginia School of Law (JD)
  • University of Notre Dame (BA, magna cum laude)
 

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