Matthew R. Hays, Global Vice Chair of the firm's Structured Finance & Securitization Practice, primarily advises on structured finance transactions. Mr. Hays has considerable experience with matters across a broad range of asset classes relating to structured finance transactions, warehouse facilities, asset sale and forward flow transactions, and public and private securitization transactions. He represents clients in numerous industries such as automotive finance, banking, technology, and manufacturing.
Mr. Hays regularly provides insight on issues related to LIBOR transition and issues affecting the fintech and marketplace lending industry at conferences around the country, including ABS East, LendIt Fintech USA, SFVegas, and Lend360. Mr. Hays was recognized as a 2020 Rising Star by Private Debt Investor. Mr. Hays has also been recognized for fintech and structured finance by The Legal 500 US and for structured finance by Chambers Global.
Mr. Hays is Chair of the Comment Letter Task Force and LIBOR Task Force of the American Bar Association/Business Law Section. He also serves as a board member, and is Co-Chair of the Editorial Review Committee of the Structured Finance Association. Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Hays was a partner at a large global law firm.