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Noah S. Heller

Chief Executive Officer
New York Office

Noah Heller is Katten’s Chief Executive Officer and sits on the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Noah represents hedge funds, private equity funds, banks and broker-dealers in the purchase and sale of loans, claims, securities and other investments in domestic and international companies experiencing financial distress. His experience extends to three primary areas: secondary loan trading, trade claims and post-reorganization securities.

Clients call upon him to negotiate transfer documentation for assignments and participations of bank loans for the US, European and Asian markets for both par and distressed trades. He provides experienced counsel on loan trading issues presented by confidential information. Noah manages the legal aspects of the acquisition of trade claims against debtors in large and complex bankruptcy matters, including Lehman Brothers, MF Global, American Airlines, Circuit City, A&P, Enron and Refco. These types of transactions involve the transfer of secured, administrative expense and general unsecured claims. He advises on diligence into, and purchase of, claims against various domestic and international affiliates arising under terminated International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) master agreements, repurchase agreements and complex securities offerings. Noah’s practice extends internationally as he served as counsel in the purchase of claims from two failed Icelandic banks, Glitnir Banki and Kaupthing Banki.

He regularly represents clients in connection with trading and settlement of restricted securities issued by companies that have recently emerged from Chapter 11. He is sought-after for his experience with evolving financial products, including stand-by claim purchase (put) agreements, credit default swaps and similar derivative instruments.

Before joining Katten, Noah was an associate at another large New York firm; prior to that, he served as a staff attorney at the Division of Enforcement of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Shown below is a selection of Noah’s engagements.


Super Lawyers Rising Stars, New York, 2011–2015
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Noah S. Heller


  • JD, Fordham University School of Law
  • BA, University of Michigan

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, District of Colorado
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York


Super Lawyers Rising Stars
New York, 2011–2015
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