J. Patrick "Patrick" Hayden

J. Patrick "Patrick" Hayden


Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 2010

Charlotte, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Securitization and Structured Finance Law
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Patrick Hayden is a partner in the Global Finance & Debt Products Group. His practice focuses on mortgage-backed and asset-backed securitization, and he has represented global financial institutions as indenture trustee in negotiating and closing hundreds of CDO transactions, including CLOs, commercial real estate CDOs and synthetic CDOs. He currently represents indenture trustees in connection with the administration of CDO transactions and has extensive experience with questions and disputes regarding deal structures and mechanics. Over the course of the last year, Patrick has been involved in the liquidation of more than 20 defaulted CDO transactions, advising the indenture trustee on the disposition of collateral, the termination of related derivatives transactions and the distribution of proceeds.

Patrick received his J.D. in 1994 from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received his B.A., with honors, in Latin American studies from The University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Scholar. Patrick is admitted to practice in North Carolina and New York. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of structured finance.

Location

  • One South at the Plaza, Suite 4000
    101 South Tryon Street
    Charlotte, NC 28280-4000

Education

  • Columbia University, J.D., graduated 1994
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, North Carolina Bar Association
  • New York, New York State Bar Association

Alston & Bird LLP
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Charlotte (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Experience

  • Represented major financial institutions as trustee in closing numerous public and private mortgage-backed securitizations, asset-backed securitizations and collateralized debt obligations.
  • Represented major financial institutions as issuing and paying agent in closing numerous transactions involving the issuance of commercial paper.
  • Represented a major financial institution as trustee in an interpleader action involving a dispute over the proper application of proceeds following the occurrence of a default and the acceleration of the securities in a $1.4 billion CDO transaction.
  • Represented a major financial institution as trustee in the liquidation of a $375 million synthetic CDO transaction.
  • Represented a major financial institution as trustee in connection with a dispute between investors and a swap counterparty in a $350 million CDO transaction.
  • Represented a major financial institution as trustee in connection with the exposure of a CDO transaction to a bankrupt Lehman Brothers affiliate pursuant to a credit default swap.

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