Lawton Camp is a partner in Kaye Scholer’s Finance Department. He has a broad range of structured finance and securitization experience, including representing underwriters and other arrangers, originators and issuers, credit enhancers, and investors in a wide variety of securitizations, structured products and covered bonds. These include mortgage-backed securities and securitizations of credit card, trade, lease and consumer finance receivables; small business loans; auto loans; export credit agency (ECA) loans; and emerging market “future flows.” Lawton has also advised on the structuring of REITs, CLOs, EETCs, catastrophe bonds, cash and synthetic collateralized debt obligations, and various derivative instruments and structured products.
Lawton has represented issuers and dealers on several US, Canadian and European bank debt and covered bond programs, including advising the dealers on the first-ever registration of a covered bond program with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for Royal Bank of Canada.
Most recently, Lawton has been very involved in structuring warehouse facilities and securitizations relating to various marketplace lending platforms.
Lawton is a frequent speaker and author on structured finance and securitization topics.
Lawton is ranked nationally as a leader in Capital Markets: Securitization by Chambers USA (2012-2016) and by Chambers Global (2014-2016). The 2016 edition of Chambers USA remarks that “clients point to his strong market awareness and describe him as someone ‘who is on top of the issues,’” while impressed sources in the 2014 edition note that he is “easy to discuss issues with,” and he provides “excellent service.” In Chambers Global 2014, Lawton is praised as being “well rounded in his approach,” “highly capable” and “very knowledgeable and enjoyable to work with.”
Lawton is also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (2016-2017) for Securitization and Structured Finance Law and as a "Recognized Lawyer in the US" for Structured Finance and Securitization by IFLR1000 2017, and he has been commended by Legal 500 US 2015 for his work in Asset Finance and Leasing.
In The Market
- US News–Best Lawyers Recognizes 32 Kaye Scholer Practices and 41 Lawyers November 1, 2016 • Recognitions
- IFLR1000 Recognizes Kaye Scholer’s Global Presence, Practices and Lawyers October 19, 2016 • Recognitions
- Kaye Scholer Practices and Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2016 May 31, 2016 • Recognitions