Julia Lu is a partner in the firm's Corporate Practice. Drawing on her background in securities offerings and her previous experience as the acting chief operating officer of a trading desk, Julia focuses her practice on derivatives, distressed debt and structured credit markets. She advises clients in transactional and regulatory aspects of their trading businesses, and collaborates with them to formulate strategic, pragmatic legal solutions to complex trading and risk management issues. more +
Julia focuses on credit default swaps, total return swaps, credit- and equity-linked notes, equity swaps and options, and other derivatives transactions, and the application of the new U.S. legislative and regulatory regimes pertaining to these transactions. Due to her expertise in the credit derivatives product, Julia has been nominated as a potential pool member for external reviews of the determinations made by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee.
Distressed Debt and Special Situations
Julia collaborates with leading broker-dealers and hedge funds to formulate policies, procedures and protocols, as well as structure and document transactions, in trading bank loans, insolvency claims, post-reorganization equities and other distressed assets, always with a view to formulate strategic approaches to special situations trading and investment opportunities.
Julia combines her expertise in bank loans, securities and derivatives in her structured credit practice, advising clients in financing transactions relating to loans and securities, whether these transactions take the form of structured loans, total return swaps, credit-linked notes or otherwise.
Julia is a frequent speaker on derivatives and financial claims trading at industry conferences and often quoted in financial and legal publications. In addition, Julia serves as a director on the board of Forchin International Dynamic Value Fund, a Hong Kong-based hedge fund.
In 2006, Julia worked at Goldman Sachs as the Chief Operating Officer of the Bank Loan Syndication and Trading Desk as a secondee.
Structured Credit and Special Situations
Recognized as a Woman Worth Watching by Diversity Journal (2016)
Recipient, Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Award, 2000
Independent Director, Forchin International Dynamic Value Fund