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Chris DiAngelo

Managing Partner, New York
New York Office

Chris DiAngelo is managing partner of Katten's New York office and a member of the firm's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He focuses his practice on structured finance and securitization matters. Chris represents a variety of clients, including issuers, lenders, underwriters, and private equity and hedge funds, in a wide range of programs and projects involving asset-backed debt, municipal debt, straight corporate debt and equity, warehouse lines, regulatory matters and acquisitions.

Chris's clients describe him as a "significant market player" and say "He has the ability to zero in on the legal and business issues, explain them and then find an appropriate solution," according to Chambers USA. Additionally, clients admire Chris's regulatory knowledge, and say "He's up on current regulations and even what's bouncing around the regulators' heads" (Chambers USA). Throughout the last decade, he has developed a strong knowledge of housing and mortgage policy reform—including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform—a topic on which he is a frequent speaker. Chris has also spoken on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on structured finance.

He is a lead counsel to the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) and outside counsel to a Washington, DC lobbying firm concentrating in financial services matters. He is the chairman of SFIG's Political Action Committee and co-chair of the Legal Counsel Committee. Chris has testified before the US House Committee on Financial Services on the issues confronting the commercial real estate market, and frequently appears and provides commentary at industry forums on financial and regulatory matters. He has been recognized in the media as a leader in the field of capital markets and securitization.

Prior to entering private practice, he was on the staff of the New York State Housing Finance Agency, a prominent municipal issuer.

Shown below is a selection of Chris’s engagements.


Legal 500, 2013–2019
Chambers USA, 2003–2017, 2019
Chambers USA - Top Ranked , 2018
Chambers Global, Capital Markets: Securitisation – USA, 2010, 2012–2019
Best Lawyers in America, 2014–2019
Super Lawyers, New York, 2007
Author | Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest
Firm News
May 15, 2017
Moderator | IMN's 2nd Annual Credit Risk Transfer Symposium | New York, New York
Chris  DiAngelo


  • JD, Columbia Law School
  • MA, The City University of New York
  • BA, Williams College

Bar Admissions

  • New York


Legal 500
Chambers USA
2003–2017, 2019
Chambers USA - Top Ranked
Chambers Global
Capital Markets: Securitisation – USA, 2010, 2012–2019
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers
New York, 2007
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  • Commercial Real Estate Finance Council
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Structured Finance Industry Group
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