James V. Williams, III focuses his practice on securitizations and other structured finance transactions, as well as derivatives. He represents issuers, underwriters and investment managers in the structuring and negotiation of a wide variety of structured finance transactions, including CLOs, warehouse facilities and repackagings. Jay has extensive experience with synthetic securitizations, including investments in leveraged loans using repurchase agreements, total return swaps and credit default swaps, and regulatory capital transactions. He also represents hedge funds and other investment vehicles with respect to investments in distressed assets, derivatives and structured products. Jay received a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University, a J.D. from Wake Forest University, an LL.M., with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and is qualified as an English solicitor.


“Volcker Rule 2.0 — Impact of Final Rule on CLOs,” SRZ Alert, June 29, 2020

“TALF 2.0: CLOs as Eligible Collateral,” SRZ Alert, May 13, 2020

“Trading Agreements — Buy-Side Considerations (COVID-19),” SRZ Alert, March 17, 2020

“CLO Guidance — The Impact of COVID-19 — Considerations for Managers of Collateralized Loan Obligations,” SRZ Alert, March 17, 2020

“Regulatory Agencies Request Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Volcker Rule Which Will Affect Collateralized Loan Obligations,” SRZ Alert, Jan. 31, 2020

“New 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions to Go into Effect — Protocol Adherence Period Open,” SRZ Client Alert, Sept. 8, 2014 (co-author)

“The New Derivatives Definitions — What Fund Managers Need to Know,” SRZ Client Memorandum, Aug. 21, 2012 (co-author)