A.B., University of Michigan
M.B.A., Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
New York State Bar
Michael Braun is of counsel to DOCB. He is a highly credentialed lawyer/MBA who previously worked in premier global law firms. His clients have included major investment and commercial banks, loan originators, hedge funds, and investors. He has been named one of the world’s leading practitioners in securitization by the International Financial Law Review’s Guide to the World’s Leading Structured Finance and Securitization Lawyers.
Prior to joining DOCB, Mr. Braun practiced law and was a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Bingham McCutchen LLP, McKee Nelson LLP, and Sidley Austin. Mr. Braun also worked for Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP for several years after he worked to establish Skadden’s California securitization practice. Mr. Braun’s legal expertise includes general corporate matters, government regulatory and compliance issues, asset-related securitizations and financings, including SEC-registered offerings, 144A offerings and private placements and commercial transactions. He has extensive experience representing clients on securitized transactions, as well as advising clients on the development of securitization structures (including domestic and offshore structures and negotiating with liquidity and credit enhancement providers). He was lead transaction counsel for securitization programs sponsored by JP Morgan Securities Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and has represented dealers on GSE programs.