Partner Joshua Thompson has been elected as a Fellow to the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (ACCFL) for 2022. This election requires that an individual must have attained a distinguished position in the field and repeatedly demonstrated significant contributions to commercial finance law. The nomination is also subject to multiple qualification requirements, including an invitation-only membership and approval from the ACCFL Board of Regents.
The ACCFL is a group of lawyers, jurists, and academics who recognize and celebrate achievements and innovations in the field of commercial finance law, as well as the ethics of the profession. The College’s mission is to bring together those highly qualified members of the legal profession who, by reason of their character, skills, and ability, will contribute to the goals, accomplishments, and good fellowship of the College.
Josh has been practicing for 26 years, representing a range of large financial institutions and private capital investors, including private equity firms, hedge funds, banks, and non-bank credit providers, as well as the Loan Syndication & Trading Association (LSTA). He also regularly advises major global corporate borrowers on a variety of transactions. These transactions comprise complex financings, including acquisition financings and other leveraged lending (including leveraged buyouts, tender offers, and other ongoing private transactions), liability management transactions, structured financings (including securitizations), asset-based lending, second-lien financings, and mezzanine investments. He is the former general counsel of Jefferies Finance LLC and clerked for Justice W.M.C. Gummow of the High Court of Australia.
Josh’s clients have advocated strongly for his work, which has earned him acknowledgment in numerous industry publications, including the most recent editions of The Legal 500 US, IFLR1000, and Chambers USA, where clients note that he is “a brilliant lawyer and one of the fastest people I’ve ever met in terms of understanding issues.” This acknowledgment, along with Josh’s publications, demonstrate his contributions to commercial finance law.