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  • Education
    • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2007
    • B.A., University of Kansas, 2004

Joe Aaker focuses his practice on structured finance and derivatives, as well as commercial and asset-based lending transactions. Joe regularly represents issuers and service providers in commercial mortgage securitization transactions and related regulatory issues. Joe also has a wide range of experience in financial products and markets transactions and regulatory advice. He has represented sell side and buy side clients in complex financial transactions, including structured finance, over-the-counter derivatives, cleared derivatives and securities.

Joe was previously an assistant general counsel at a large investment bank where he: 

  • Negotiated derivatives in securitizations and asset-based lending;
  • Led interpretation, advocacy and implementation efforts for several aspects of financial market reform
  • Represented the bank in many exams and inquiries by prudential and market regulators
  • Counseled clients on securities and commodities laws, broker-dealer regulations and financial market insolvency considerations.

Joe’s in house experience gives him a practical perspective that allows him to understand and meet the needs of financial institution clients. Joe has extensive experience in negotiation and documentation of derivatives and other financial products, including ISDA documentation and protocols, repurchase transactions, prime brokerage agreements, cleared derivatives documentation and associated collateralization arrangements.