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Mark J. Welshimer

Mark J. Welshimer

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

New York, NY, USA


Mark Welshimer is a senior member of the Firm’s Financial Services and Corporate Finance Groups, having for many years been the Deputy Managing Partner of the Financial Services Group. Mr. Welshimer’s practice focuses on capital markets activities, bank regulatory and securities law advice, and structured financings, with a particular focus on new products. In recent years, he has been deeply involved in advising both U.S. and non-U.S. clients with respect to bank regulatory reform and has represented The Clearing House Association in connection with many of its advocacy efforts, particularly relating to capital, liquidity and resolution matters. Over the years, Mr. Welshimer represented most of the nation’s largest financial institutions, or their underwriters, in capital-raising transactions and, during the recent period has been deeply involved in advising clients with respect to bank regulatory reform.

Mr. Welshimer has extensive experience representing financial institutions more generally in commercial transactions. He was one of the founding members of S&C’s securitization practice and represented issuers or underwriters in a number of “first-time” transactions, including the first public automobile loan securitization, the first public commercial real estate loan securitization, the first funded C&I loan securitization and the first public good bank/bad bank transaction. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions more generally in commercial transactions and regulatory matters.

Mr. Welshimer was recognized as a 2007 “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer for his representation of major financial institutions in their capital-raising efforts. He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer in numerous other publications.

Rankings and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2007-2017)
  • Chambers Global (2008-2015)
  • Chambers USA (2007-2013)
  • Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers (2005, 2007, 2009)
  • Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers – Best of the Best: Banking (2010)
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Structured Finance Lawyers (2003, 2007)
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers (2003)
  • IFLR1000 (2008, 2011-2016)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Banking (2005, 2006, 2009-2012)
  • Who’s Who Legal: International (2002-2006)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Securitisation (2001)
  • Lawdragon 3000: Leading Lawyers in America (2009-2010)
  • The Legal 500 United States (2007, 2009, 2011-2013)
  • Super Lawyers: New York (2008-2013)

PRACTICES & CAPABILITIES

Bank Regulatory Financial Services Broker-Dealer

Commodities, Futures & Derivatives

Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance & Lending

Structured Finance

Equity & Debt Capital Markets

Payment Systems 

EDUCATION

1976, Harvard Law School, J.D.

1973, Harvard University, A.B.

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York

Mark J. Welshimer is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Capital and Liquidity Regulation and Reform—An Update - Banking Law Institute 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016
Bank Capital Requirements: Federal Reserve Releases Final Policy Statement on the Framework for Setting the Countercyclical Capital Buffer - Banking Law Institute 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016
Banking Organization Capital Plans and Stress Tests: Federal Reserve Governor Tarullo Previews Proposal for Multiple Revisions to Capital Plans and Stress Tests That Will Increase Effective Capital Requirements for G-SIBs and May Reduce Effective Capital Requirements for Other CCAR Banking Organizations - Banking Law Institute 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016
Banking Organization Capital Plans and Stress Tests: Federal Reserve Proposes Elimination of the Qualitative CCAR Assessment for Smaller Firms, Reduction in the De Minimis Exception for Additional Capital Distributions, and Other Notable Revisions to its Capital Plan and Stress Testing Rules - Banking Law Institute 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016
Web Segment  Web Segment Capital and Liquidity - Banking Law Institute 2016, Monday, December 05, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Capital and Liquidity - Capital and Liquidity , Monday, December 05, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Capital and Liquidity - Capital and Liquidity , Monday, December 05, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Banking Law Institute 2016, Monday, December 12, 2016, New York, NY
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