The Public Responsibility of Structured Finance Lawyers

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The most up-to-date version of this piece can be found in the Duke Law Scholarship


Lawyers, increasingly, are scrutinized as to their public responsibility when companies fail, particularly where the lawyer's involvement with the failed company is nontraditional and, arguably, intertwined with the failure. One of the least traditional roles of lawyers today is as counsel in structured finance transactions. This article focuses on the public responsibility of lawyers involved in these transactions.

Date of Authorship for this Version

September 2006