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Cheryl D. Barnes

Cheryl D. Barnes

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Cheryl Barnes is a partner in Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s Capital Markets Department with over 20 years of experience in student loan finance and securitizations, including FFELP and private education loan program development.  Cheryl represents a number of investment banks, commercial banks, government-sponsored enterprises, and other financial institutions in connection with public and private offerings of student loan asset-backed securities.  Cheryl also has extensive experience with issuance of GSE-sponsored mortgage pass-through securities and REMICs.

Cheryl is a co-chair of the Structured Finance Industry Group’s Student Loan Committee and a member of SFIG’s Women in Securitization program and was recently a featured speaker at SFIG’s ABS Vegas 2016 student loan panel discussion on “Disclosure Standards and the Student Loan Market.”  Cheryl was also recently recognized among the Most Influential Black Lawyers in 2015 by Savoy magazine.  The Savoy list comprises the "best of the best" of black lawyers who are partners at leading national law firms, and who are recognized for their professionalism, protection of rights and community service.  Cheryl received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and her B.A. from Bennett College and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and in the State of Maryland.


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