JOSH FRITSCH is a senior managing associate in the firm’s New York office in the Global Finance practice. His practice focuses on representing issuers and underwriters in securitization transactions involving a variety of asset classes, including residential mortgage-backed securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities and single family rental securitizations. In addition, Josh’s practice also focuses on the representation of warehouse lenders, repo buyers and other purchasers of assets on a whole loan basis, generally in anticipation of future securitizations and/or whole loan sales.
Prior to joining Sidley, Josh was a litigation associate at another prestigious law firm where he represented clients in a broad range of litigations and regulatory matters, including investor lawsuits arising out of the recent credit crisis (such as disputes related to residential mortgage-backed securities, CDOs and CLOs), bankruptcy proceedings, and FDIC receiverships, as well as numerous other complex securities and commercial litigations and regulatory enforcement actions. In particular, Josh acted as a primary coordinating counsel for a large financial institution with respect to dozens of litigations and regulatory matters arising out of its legacy residential mortgage-backed securities business, and was seconded twice to that client.