Cheryl D. Barnes

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2340

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Practice Areas

  • Distressed Structured Products
  • Securitization & Asset Based Finance
  • Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 862 2340
Fax: 202 862 2400
University Bennett College, B.A., 1991
Law SchoolUniversity of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., 1995
Admitted1995, Maryland; 1998, District of Columbia

Cheryl Barnes has more than 10 years of experience in securities and structured finance matters.

She represents a number of investment banks, commercial banks, government-sponsored enterprises, and other financial institutions. She has acted as issuer's or underwriter's counsel on over one thousand securitized offerings, including both MBS and ABS offerings based on student loans and mortgage loans, among others. Cheryl also has extensive experience with mortgage pass-throughs and REMICs.

Cheryl was recently recognized among the Most Influential Black Lawyers in 2015 by Savoy magazine. The Savoy list comprises the best of the best of black lawyers who are partners at leading national law firms, and who are recognized for their professionalism, protection of rights and community service.

Cheryl received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and her B.A. from Bennett College and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and in the State of Maryland.

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News Releases

Cadwalader Holds Position Atop Commercial MBS Representation Rankings

Aug 21, 2015

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Savoy 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers

Mar 18, 2015


Cadwalader Holds Position Atop Commercial MBS Representation Rankings

Aug 21, 2015


Clients & Friends Memos

Final Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions

Oct 30, 2014



Jan 21, 2014

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Office Information

Cheryl D. Barnes

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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