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Anna-Liza B. Harris

Washington, DC Office

Anna-Liza Harris is co-head of Katten's Structured Finance and Securitization practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. She advises clients on tax issues related to debt capital markets transactions, residential and multifamily mortgage-backed securitizations, asset-backed securitizations, and complex derivative and hybrid equity securities. In addition, Anna-Liza has substantial experience representing issuers of financial products in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

Anna-Liza has been involved in the development of a number of innovative securitization structures and counsels issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of securities.

Anna-Liza works with clients ranging from first-time issuers to frequent market participants. She provides tax advice for issuances backed by performing, re-performing, non-performing and synthetic assets, using real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMIC), collateralized loan obligation (CLO) and other fixed and revolving structures through US and offshore issuing vehicles.

She is a frequent lecturer on tax issues relevant to the securitization industry and the issuance of debt to non-US investors. Anna-Liza serves on the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) Board of Directors. 

Shown below is a selection of Anna-Liza’s engagements.


Chambers USA, Recognized Practitioner, 2017–2019
Legal 500, 2013–2019

Reggie Imamura Award

Reggie Imamura Award, 2018
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Anna-Liza B. Harris


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BSFS, Georgetown University

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • US Tax Court
  • US District Court, District of Columbia


Chambers USA
Recognized Practitioner, 2017–2019
Legal 500

Reggie Imamura Award

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  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Taxation Section, Financial Products Committee
  • Structured Finance Industry Group, Tax Policy Committee
  • Structured Finance Industry Group, Board of Directors

Women in Securitization (Wis): Anna-Liza Harris Recognized by Women in Securitization with photo of Harris

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Anna-Liza Harris Recognized by Women in Securitization

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