Ellen Marks is a partner and a member of the Corporate and Finance Departments of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Marks handles complex and innovative financial transactions and restructurings with a particular focus on securitization and structured finance. She also handles financial regulatory matters with an emphasis on swap regulations and securitization regulations, and she has extensive knowledge of the federal securities laws, the federal banking laws and their related regulations, including changes resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act.
Ms. Marks represents the Financial Services Roundtable’s swaps working group. In that capacity she has drafted numerous comment letters to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the implementation of Titles VII of the Dodd-Frank Act, including with respect to mandatory clearing, swap execution facilities, the definitions of swap dealers and major swap participants, and margin and capital requirements.
Ms. Marks is also active in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), currently serving as Chair of the Committee on Securitization and Structured Finance. She has chaired the drafting committees for numerous ABA projects and comment letters, including preparing the Securitization in Business Law Section White Paper and comment letters to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on its proposed securitization safe harbor and to the SEC on its proposed significant revisions of Regulation AB. Ms. Marks also serves as Co-chair for the Securitization Financial Industry Group's legal counsel committee.