Jennifer Grady is the managing partner of RK&O and leads the firm’s Executive Committee. As one of a remarkably small number of female managing partners, Ms. Grady is regularly recognized as a leader in the field.
Ms. Grady represents investment banks, broker-dealers, funds and other financial institutions in connection with derivatives transactions, distressed debt and bankruptcy claims trading and financing transactions.
Ms. Grady’s derivatives practice focuses on credit derivative transactions, including loan credit default swaps, loan and claim total return swaps and traditional credit default swaps in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as the negotiation of ISDA master agreements, prime brokerage agreements and related collateral support documentation. She has advised multiple dealer and buy-side clients in connection with the negotiation of total return swaps referencing US and non-US loans and bankruptcy claims, and regularly advises clients regarding the evolving regulatory treatment of derivative transaction referencing loans and claims. more +
Ms. Grady also represents investment banks and buy-side clients in connection with the purchase and sale of US and non-US loans, bankruptcy claims and other distressed assets. Ms. Grady began her RK&O career in the firm’s Distressed Debt group, where she gained substantial experience in transactions involving par and distressed bank debt in the U.S. and European secondary loan markets. She also played a critical role in creating the documentation, standards and customs adopted by the entire secondary loan trading marketplace.
Ms. Grady has leveraged her experience in the secondary loan market to help expand the firm’s robust lending practice, and has worked on multiple financing facilities secured by solar renewable energy credits.