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Harvard Law School, J.D., 1974.
Yale College, A.B., 1971.
Ellen Marshall specializes in business transactions, including capital markets, finance, mergers and acquisitions and securitization. She has practiced banking, corporate and finance law in Los Angeles and Orange County for more than 30 years.
Ms. Marshall represents businesses in their acquisition and disposition of companies and business units. In addition to her extensive work in the financial services industry, she routinely handles transactions for companies in the healthcare, advertising, and real estate industries. She handles structured acquisition of business portfolios and securitization of unusual financial assets, and has worked on bringing securitization techniques to new international markets.
Her recent work includes advisory engagements related to the implementation of the Volcker Rule, the retail forex rules, derivatives regulation and various other parts of the Dodd-Frank Act; the Basel III risk-based capital requirements; and other regulatory responses to the financial crisis.
Ms. Marshall also has significant experience with pension fund investment, trust and ERISA compliance.
Ms. Marshall is active in the Orange County community, serving as a Trustee of the Orange County Museum of Art since 1992 and a member of the Board of Counselors of Pacific Symphony since 2003.
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"Commentary: A Vision for the Future of Fannie and Freddie," DS News, April 2013.
"How Proposed Basel III Rules Could Impact MSRs," DS News, November 2012.
"Key Takeaways From the Mortgage Bankers Association Convention," Manatt Newsletter, October 2012.
Co-Author, "CMBS Concerns," Commercial Investment Real Estate, July 2012.
Co-Author, "CMBS 2.0: Still in Need of Work," Urban Land Magazine, January/February, 2012.
Co-Author, "Incentive-Based Compensation: FDIC Proposal Will Lock Up Payouts," BankNews, April 2011.
"Risk Retention Rules for Securitization of Mortgages and Other Financial Assets," Manatt Newsletter, March 2011.
Co-Author, "Whither MERS?" Manatt Newsletter, February 2011.
"The Mortgage Meltdown: A Tale of Representations, Warranties and Covenants and Unintended Consequences," Business Law Update, Los Angeles Bar Publication, November 2007.
"Repurchase Demands on the Rise - But Why?" Mortgage Banking, May 2007.
"Executive Essay: Accounting Is King," Mortgage Banking, February 2005.
"SEC Adopts New Regulation AB and Reporting Rules for Asset-Backed Securities," January 5, 2005.
Admitted to practice in California, the District of Columbia, and New York.
Co-Chair, Orange County Bar Association, Financial Practice Section, 2001-2002.
Member, American Bar Association’s Business Law Section (Banking Committee; Securitization and Structured Finance Committee), Tax Section (Employee Benefits Committee) and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section.
Speaker, "The Dodd-Frank Act's Impact on Banks," Annual Moss Adams Banking Industry Conference, Costa Mesa, CA, September 2010.
Moderator, "Energizing Business - Reviving the Finance Sector," Executive Briefing, University of California Irvine, September 2009.
Speaker, "Taking the Mystery out of CMBS Loans," NAIOP Workshop, Santa Monica, CA, September 2009.
Speaker, "Workout of Loans Held in CMBS Trusts," Commercial Real Estate Workout Strategies for Lenders and Servicers Symposium, Irvine, CA, June 2009.
Speaker, "Workout of Loans Held in CMBS Trusts," Commercial Real Estate Workout Strategies for Lenders and Servicers Symposium, San Francisco, CA, June 2009.
Panelist, "Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities," IMN Alternative Investment Conference, Dana Point, CA, March 2009.
Panelist, "Scrutinizing The Bailout Plan: What Opportunities In Real Estate Investment Does It Offer?" IMN Winter Real Estate Forum, Laguna Beach, CA, February 2009.
Webinar, "Distressed Loans in Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities," Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, December 2008.
Speaker, "The Changing Business Environment in Japan," Japan's Back Symposium sponsored by Japan External Trade Organization, Los Angeles, CA, October 2004.
Speaker, "What's New in Securitization?" American Council of Life Insurers Financial and Investment Roundtable, New Orleans, LA, March 2004.
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