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Cynthia J. Williams

Cynthia J. Williams

Dechert LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Cynthia J. Williams advises investment advisers, issuers, placement agents and investors investing in, managing, financing, transferring, restructuring and securitizing portfolios of loans and commercial real estate loans, with a particular focus on the CLO market. Ms. Williams advises trade associations on CLO issues. She also advises on fund formation, investment adviser formation, platform structuring, credit derivatives and other structured products. Ms. Williams co-heads the firm’s CLO group.

Ms. Williams has authored numerous thought leadership articles in industry publications and is a regular presenter at industry association conferences on relevant regulatory and market issues.


Cornell University, A.B., 1973, with Distinction
Cornell University Law School, J.D., 1975

Bar Admissions/Qualifications



Structured Finance Industry Group
CLO Committee, Loan Syndication and Trading Association
Past Co-Chair, Accounting Committee, CRE Finance Council (CREFC)
Member and Former Trustee, American College of Investment Counsel
Former Member, American Securitization Forum

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