Eric R. Fenichel: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Eric R. Fenichel

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance Finance
  • Business Development Companies
  • Energy, Environmental & Commodities
  • Timber & Forest Products
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8483
University Duke University, A.B., magna cum laude; Vanderbilt University, M.B.A.
Law SchoolVanderbilt University Law School, J.D., First class honors Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief, Vanderbilt Law Review
Admitted1986, Tennessee; 1991, Georgia; 2003, New York

Professional Activities
Member, Securitization and Derivatives Subcommittee, American Bar Association
Member, Collateral Committee and Credit Derivatives Market Practice Committee, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

BornBethesda, Maryland, August 12, 1961

Eric Fenichel represents corporate and financial services clients in structured finance transactions. His clients include insurance companies, business development companies, energy dealers, financial services companies, timber investment management firms and commercial and industrial firms.

Eric's experience includes life insurance reserve securitizations, including XXX and AXXX reserve securitization financings; commercial loan portfolio financings, including CLO/CDO transactions; commodity financing arrangements in the energy industry; timber installment note transactions and general corporate finance transactions.

Selected Experience
Sutherland represents a large life insurer in financings worth more than $6 billion.
Sutherland represents business development company in CLO transactions.
Sutherland represents Temple-Inland Inc. in its sale of 1.55 million acres of U.S. timberland.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of mergers and acquisitions (2010, 2011)


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Focus On International Standards
Bert Adams,Eric A. Arnold,B. Scott Burton,James R. Dwyer,Eric R. Fenichel, May 13, 2015
The influence of international standards on the direction of insurance regulation in the United States has dominated public discussion about insurance regulation during recent years. Nowhere was that more evident than in Washington, D.C., last week. On May 5, the 6th Annual U.S.-EU Insurance...

NAIC Update - Spring 2015
Eric A. Arnold,B. Scott Burton,Eric R. Fenichel,Ling Ling,John S. Pruitt, April 23, 2015
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its first national meeting for 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona, from March 26 through March 31. Noteworthy new initiatives include cybersecurity, price optimization and the development of a model law for unclaimed life insurance benefits....

Recent Developments on Variable Annuity Captive Reinsurance and Hedging Risk Evaluation; and Impacts on VA Issuers
Frederick R. Bellamy,B. Scott Burton,Thomas W. Curvin,James R. Dwyer,Eric R. Fenichel, April 8, 2015
In the midst of the broader discussion within the insurance regulatory community regarding the financial risks potentially posed by captive reinsurers, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has recently taken steps to evaluate the use of captive reinsurance for guaranteed...

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Eric R. Fenichel

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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