Richard M. Schetman

Phone212 504 6906

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Practice Areas

  • CLOs
  • Credit Card Securitization
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Distressed Structured Products
  • OTC Derivatives
  • Receivables Finance
  • Securitization & Asset Based Finance
  • Structured Products
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 504 6906
Fax: 212 504 6666
http://www.cadwalader.com/professionals/richard-schetman
 
University Brown University, B.A., 1980
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania, J.D., cum laude, 1983
 
Admitted1984, New York
 
Biography

With more than 20 years of experience in derivatives and capital markets, Richard Schetman, Co-Chair of the Financial Services Group, focuses his practice on complex financial transactions involving a wide range of asset classes and derivatives.

More specifically, his practice includes (i) derivatives advisory work (primarily related to fixed income and credit derivatives, and index products); (ii) funded derivatives (involving CLNS, repackagings of assets with total return swaps or CDS, fundings involving mortgage-related market value swap agreements, and negative basis swaps); (iii) asset financing structures (repackagings of loans and repo financings); (iv) securitization structures (synthetic, hybrid, and cash CDOs; asset backed commercial paper; CLOs; and restructurings related to the foregoing as well as credit card, auto loan, music royalty, e.g., Bowie Bond, and trade receivable securitizations); and (v) hedge fund investments in ABS and structured products as well as hedge fund derivatives, insurance products, and equity derivatives. He also has extensive expertise in related ERISA, tax, bankruptcy, UCC, and U.S. securities law issues.

A frequent commentator on industry issues, Richard is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, Global Counsel 3000, IFLR 1000 and New York Super Lawyers. The Best Lawyers in America also selected him as a leading lawyer in Derivatives and Futures where clients noted that he has a deep knowledge of the structured products and derivatives practice and is invaluable in providing a real-world assessment of legal issues and risks, and providing practical advice.

A graduate of Brown University, where he earned his B.A., Richard received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the American Bar Association.

News & Resources

News

News Releases

Cadwalader Named 2014 Americas Derivatives Law Firm of the Year; Ray Shirazi Recognized as Top Derivatives Lawyer
Sep 19, 2014

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Aug 18, 2014

Cadwalader's Capital Markets Group Retains Top Spot in CMBS Representations
Jul 25, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized as Best Securitization Law Firm by GlobalCapital
Jun 23, 2014

Cadwalader Tops Mortgage-Backed Securities Tables in The American Lawyer 2014 Corporate Scorecard
Apr 14, 2014

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized by 2014 Chambers Global Guide
Mar 25, 2014

Cadwalader Tops List of CMBS Law Firm Representations-Again
Feb 07, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US
Oct 25, 2013

2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices
Oct 22, 2013

More Than 25 Cadwalader Attorneys in 17 Practice Areas Recognized by 2013 Chambers Global Guide
Apr 08, 2013

IFLR 1000 Again Names Cadwalader a Leader in Core Transactional Areas of Practice
Nov 06, 2012

2013 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in Multiple Areas of Practice
Oct 06, 2012

Cadwalader Named 'Law Firm of the Year' at 2012 Global Derivatives Awards
Sep 19, 2012

The Legal 500 Recognizes More than 15 Cadwalader Practices and 47 of the Firm's Lawyers Across U.S. Offices
Jun 06, 2012

Cadwalader Nets Multiple Awards at IFLR Americas Awards Ceremony - Wins Big in Both Deal and Team Categories
Apr 02, 2012

IFLR 1000 Again Names Cadwalader a Leader in Core Transactional Areas of Practice
Oct 19, 2011

Super Lawyers Taps More Than 40 Metropolitan New York Cadwalader Attorneys as Outstanding in Their Fields
Sep 26, 2011

2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 45 Cadwalader Attorneys in 30 Areas of Practice
Sep 06, 2011

The Legal 500 U.S. Recommends Cadwalader in 13 Areas of Practice and Highly Ranks More Than 50 Attorneys
Jun 01, 2011

Cadwalader Recognized for Continued Excellence by Chambers Global 2011
Apr 19, 2011

The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes 37 Cadwalader Attorneys in 21 Areas of Practice
Aug 04, 2010

Cadwalader Practices Commended by US Legal 500
Jun 16, 2010

Cadwalader Recognized as Industry Leader by Chambers
Jun 15, 2010

2010 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America Recognizes Numerous Cadwalader Attorneys
Aug 07, 2009

Cadwalader Lauded in Multiple Practices in Chambers USA
Jun 12, 2009

Cadwalader Receives High Marks from The Legal 500
Jun 03, 2009

Recent Press

Cadwalader Continues to Dominate Law-Firm Ranking
Jul 25, 2014

Cadwalader Remains Top CMBS Legal Advisor
Feb 07, 2014

Cadwalader Still Top CMBS Law Firm, as Sidley Makes Inroads
Jul 26, 2013

Recognition

Cadwalader Named 2014 Americas Derivatives Law Firm of the Year; Ray Shirazi Recognized as Top Derivatives Lawyer
Sep 19, 2014

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Aug 18, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized as Best Securitization Law Firm by GlobalCapital
Jun 23, 2014

Chambers and Partners USA 2014
May 23, 2014

Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized by 2014 Chambers Global Guide
Mar 25, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US
Oct 25, 2013

2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 44 Cadwalader Attorneys Across a Range of Practices
Oct 22, 2013

Chambers and Partners USA 2013
May 24, 2013

International Financial Law Review's 2013 IFLR 1000
Nov 06, 2012

The Best Lawyers In America 2013
Oct 06, 2012

Chambers and Partners USA 2012
Jun 07, 2012

Chambers and Partners Global 2012
Mar 01, 2012

RESOURCES

Clients & Friends Memos

Final Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions
Oct 30, 2014

EU Risk Retention Requirement: A workable solution for US CLO collateral managers?
Jan 23, 2014

Master Asset Vehicle II: Redemption Unwind Process
Oct 28, 2013

Reproposed Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions
Sep 13, 2013

SEC Proposes a New Rule Prohibiting Conflicts of Interest in Securitizations
Oct 04, 2011

The Dodd-Frank Act: How It Impacts Specific Institutions, Entities and Transactions
Jun 22, 2011

High Court Interprets Section 2(a)(iii) of the ISDA Master Agreement
Dec 22, 2010

The New Scheme for the Regulation of Swaps, with Appendices on Retroactivity, Special Entities and Tax, Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Jul 20, 2010

Regulation of End Users of Swaps Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Jul 20, 2010

Some Concerns with the Regulation of Large Non-Bank Holding Companies
Jun 03, 2010

Posting Independent Amounts under Derivative Transactions: Industry Recommendations for End User Protection
Apr 16, 2010

House Regulatory Reform Bill May Impose Further Burdens On Large Funds
Feb 04, 2010

ISDA Publishes Final Collateral Dispute Resolution Procedure Designed to Assist Market Participants in Resolving Disputed Collateral Calls
Oct 27, 2009

Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009
Aug 20, 2009

Litigation Challenges Counterparty Right to Withhold Payments under Section 2(a)(iii) of ISDA Master Agreement as Violation of Automatic Stay Provisions of U.S. Bankruptcy Code
Aug 11, 2009

ISDA's Small Bang Protocol: Auction Settlement following a Restructuring Credit Event
Jul 22, 2009

Obama Proposal for Regulatory Reform as It Relates to OTC Derivatives Markets
Jun 22, 2009

The Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal
Jun 22, 2009

The Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal and Its Impact on the Securitization Markets
Jun 22, 2009

Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal Introduced
Jun 17, 2009

TALF for Legacy CMBS: New York Fed Releases Terms and Conditions and FAQs
May 20, 2009

Regulatory Reform of OTC Derivatives Markets
May 15, 2009

TALF for New-Issue CMBS: New York Fed Releases Terms and Conditions, FAQs and Revised TALF FAQs
May 02, 2009

Treasury, Federal Reserve, & FDIC Credit and Liquidity Programs
Apr 23, 2009

ISDA Auction Hardwiring and other Market Initiatives: Strengthening the Infrastructure for CDS Transactions
Apr 08, 2009

UPDATE: Understanding the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”)
Mar 27, 2009

Understanding the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”)
Mar 04, 2009

Draft U.S. Law Seeks to Regulate Credit Default Swaps
Feb 02, 2009

A Plain English Summary of Credit Default Swap Settlement Protocol
Nov 18, 2008

 
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