Derrick Zandpour is a member of Kaye Scholer’s Finance Department and Structured Finance Group. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School Los Angeles, where he implemented a new course on structured finance.
Derrick’s practice includes the representation of financial institutions, corporations and funds in connection with various asset-based lending transactions, credit facilities and securitizations. His work involves a variety of complex over-the-counter and exchange traded derivatives and structured products, including credit default swaps, mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations and repurchase agreements. He has also counseled clients regarding the restructuring of distressed complex financial instruments.
Derrick was previously seconded to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served as legal counsel to the global fixed income sales and trading desk and was responsible for advising on the requirements and implementation of Dodd-Frank as well as structuring, negotiating and drafting repurchase and derivatives transactions.
Derrick’s practice also includes the representation of both publicly-traded and privately-held purchasers and sellers in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions. In addition, he has significant experience advising the special committees of boards of directors in connection with going private transactions. Moreover, he has advised a range of sponsors and managers of, as well as investors in, hedge funds, private equity funds and real estate investment funds.
Derrick is a member of Kaye Scholer’s Financial Reform Task Force, the Derivatives and Futures Law Committee of the ABA Business Law Section and the Cornell Club of New York.
After graduating from Cornell University cum laude and with distinction in all subjects, he went on to receive his juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was Senior Editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business.