Bill Gray

Times Square Tower 7 Times Square New York, NY 10036 United States of America
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Bill Gray is a member of our finance practice

Bill focuses on structured credit and derivative products, with a concentration in collateralized loan obligation transactions.

Bill's client base is mainly investment banks and financial institutions, for whom he has represented on a variety of financial products, including: cash and synthetic CD/CLOs, credit-linked notes, securities repackagings, equity-linked notes, total return swaps relating to numerous asset classes, and many other transactions relating to innovative tax, regulatory and risk management strategies.

Throughout his career, Bill has been at the forefront of the development of unique financial instruments and strategies. He worked on and helped to develop: the first repackagings of assets with utilizing interest rate and currency swaps; the first tender option bonds programs to repackage municipal credit; the earliest cash and synthetic CLOs; innovative structures utilizing net operating losses; financing techniques utilizing total rate of return swaps, among others.

During the financial crisis, Bill worked with numerous financial institutions to manage risks relating to the assets they held and exposures they had. Highlights include his representation of JP Morgan as lead counsel on the Bear Stearns Maiden Lane financing opposite the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He also worked with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on strategies to address the auction preferred bond crisis, developing solutions that addressed both the management of bank and client exposures.

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