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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Counterparty Rights in Energy Bankruptcies
James M. Cain,Eric R. Fenichel,Catherine M. Krupka,David T. McIndoe,Richard G. Murphy, February 13, 2015
For the past several years, low interest rates and higher commodity prices have resulted in generally favorable financial conditions in the energy sector, keeping energy bankruptcy activity to a minimum. With the recent sharp decline of prices in numerous commodities and forecasts of higher...

NAIC 2014 Fall National Meeting and Congressional Hearing on Global Standards in Insurance Regulation
Eric A. Arnold,B. Scott Burton,Eric R. Fenichel,Ling Ling,John S. Pruitt, December 12, 2014
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) met for its Fall National Meeting in Washington, D.C. from November 14th through November 19th. As with prior meetings, competition among state, Federal and international regulators for leadership in setting regulatory policy and standards...

Delaware Supreme Court Finds UCC Termination Filings Valid Despite Lack of Lender’s Intent
John W. Benson,Robert E. Copps,Eric R. Fenichel,Peter A. Fozzard,Dorothy Black Franzoni, November 2, 2014
On October 17, the Delaware Supreme Court held that JP Morgan (JPM) terminated its security interest in all of the collateral provided by General Motors (GM) in support of a $1.5 billion loan, despite neither party intending that result, when it authorized the filing of a termination statement to...

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Eric R. Fenichel

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


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