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Claudine A. Chen-Young

Washington, DC Office

Claudine Chen-Young is a partner in Katten’s Structured Finance and Securitization practice. Her work focuses on advising issuers and underwriters in connection with asset financings and securitizations involving a number of financial assets. She assists clients in developing and executing complex deal structures and novel transactions. In particular, Claudine has extensive experience with securitizations of all types of residential mortgage loans and mortgage-related assets for both registered offerings and private placements. She has assisted companies and underwriters with establishing new mortgage-backed securitization programs for first-time issuers, and has advised clients in connection with other asset-backed securities offerings, including transactions involving auto and credit card receivables.

Claudine also advises financial institutions, such as banks, investment firms, real estate investment trusts and hedge funds, with regard to bulk mortgage loan trading and financing transactions, as well as other asset acquisitions and dispositions. Claudine has represented clients in connection with the purchases and sales of a wide range of mortgage products, including prime jumbo mortgage loans, seasoned reperforming and/or nonperforming mortgage loans, real estate owned properties, construction bridge loans, loans backed by single family rental properties and small balance commercial loans, and mortgage servicing rights. She has also represented clients in connection with other types of asset purchases, such as consumer loan portfolios and auto loans.

Shown below is a selection of Claudine’s engagements.


Legal 500, 2017–2019

IFLR 1000

IFLR 1000, Financial and Corporate Guide, Rising Star, 2016–2018

Washington Business Journal

Washington Business Journal, Minority Business Leader Award, 2017
October 29 – October 30, 2018
Panelist | Track A: An Update on the PLS Market | SFIG Residential Mortgage Finance Symposium 2018 | New York, New York
February 25–28, 2018
December 8, 2016
Moderator | Enforcement Part 1: Materiality & Sunset | 4th Annual SFIG RMBS Symposium | New York, New York
November 12, 2015
Panelist | Overview of the New, Comprehensive Reps & Warranties Provisions | 2nd Annual Private Label RMBS Reform Symposium | New York, New York
Claudine A. Chen-Young


  • JD, University of Miami School of Law
  • BA, American University

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia


Legal 500

IFLR 1000

Financial and Corporate Guide, Rising Star, 2016–2018

Washington Business Journal

Minority Business Leader Award, 2017
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  • Structured Finance Industry Group, RMBS 3.0 Steering Committee
  • DC Youth Orchestra Program, Board Member
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