Hunton & Williams LLP continues its national expansion with the arrival of corporate partner John J. Dedyo in the firm’s New York office. Dedyo represents issuers, underwriters, asset managers, credit enhancers, rating agencies and investors in all aspects of privately placed and publicly offered securitization transactions. He is the third partner to join Hunton - and the second to join in the New York office - this month.

“John brings significant experience with nonmortgage asset classes, ABS and debt funds,” said Thomas Y. Hiner, who heads the practice with Michael Nedzbala. “His practice complements our existing practices and extends our service offering to existing and new clients.”

Dedyo’s practice includes the securitization of a broad range of asset types, including auto loans, unsecured consumer receivables such as credit card receivables, US and foreign trade receivables, factoring receivables, commercial loans, high-yield bonds, equipment leases, health care receivables, residential and commercial mortgages, insurance broker commissions, life settlements, cross-border electronic money transfers, rental car fleets, mutual fund fees, structured settlements, repurchase agreements and residual interests in securitizations. His experience also includes restructuring and repackaging asset-backed securities (ABS), commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) and other structured finance transactions, including structured investment vehicles (SIVs) and extendable commercial paper conduits.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Dedyo received his law degree from Stanford Law School. He is recognized as a leader in capital markets and securitization by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and IFLR 1000. Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Dedyo was a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

The Hunton & Williams structured finance and securitization practice is the vanguard of the development of securitization and structured finance techniques, having represented the issuer of the first REMIC program backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, the first auto loan synthetic securitization transaction, the first RMBS structure involving the issuance of floating-rate securities, the first securitization of re-performing FHA and VA loans, the first master trust servicer advance securitization structure in 2002, and the groundbreaking first GSE/Agency credit risk transfer issuances in 2013.