Chicago partner Anny Huang likes challenges, and as a finance lawyer in the increasingly complex post-financial crisis landscape, there are plenty to choose from. “Like many of our colleagues, a significant part of my role is just helping clients navigate where best to find capital; and for lenders, how best to structure it,” Anny says. As chair of Special Opportunities and Alternative Assets in the Global Finance practice, Anny is recognized as a top fund finance lawyer on financings for hedge funds and private equity and other investment funds, including fund-of-fund facilities, broker-dealer financings, capital call facilities, derivatives and warehouse loans, as well as structured securitizations for single family rentals, insurance commissions, containers and other esoteric assets. She also frequently represents hedge funds and other asset managers in extending private credit, or for special opportunities and has worked on a wide range of acquisition, syndicated and mezzanine financings.
Anny has been featured in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the area of capital markets and was named in 2013 by Law360 as one of the top five “rising stars” in banking. She was also recognized last year as one of the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Chicago by the National Law Journal and was recently named as a Fellow to the 2014 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
The firm’s culture of inclusion and diversity has been critical both in attracting her to the firm as a lateral hire and because of the opportunity and obligation for stewardship as a diverse partner. Anny currently serves on the Chicago Committee on the Retention and Promotion of Women (CRPW) and last year moderated a discussion with author Helen Wan about her acclaimed novel The Partner Track which explored themes of race and gender in law. Ms. Wan applauded the diversity efforts of firms and noted their importance to corporate clients, including her own client, Time Warner. Anny also serves on the firm’s Investment Committee.
A rock climber, Anny often made trips to the Hudson Valley and the Gunks while studying and practicing in New York. Though she made a climbing trip up to Devil’s Lake last fall, she admits that these days her “primary vice and hobby outside of work” are her three children, Sedona (10), Trahern (6) and Mirain (3). Anny lives with her husband and kids in the St. Ben’s neighborhood on Chicago’s north side where the children attend Bell Elementary.