CATHY KAPLAN is senior counsel in Sidley’s New York office. Cathy’s practice is focused on a broad range of structured finance transactions within Global Finance. She has worked on structured notes, structured insurance products, CDOs, CLOs, cross-border transactions and asset- and mortgage-backed financings. Cathy advises clients on a wide range of issues involving regulatory and other aspects of structured finance transactions.
Cathy served on the Executive Committee and co-headed Sidley’s Global Finance group for 14 years. Cathy is actively involved in the arts community, serving on several prestigious boards and committees. She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Aperture Foundation; for eight years, she served on the Board of Directors of Her Justice (which provides legal services to victims of domestic abuse) and chairs its annual Photography Auction, and she is on the Photography Committee of the Whitney Museum. Cathy is Chair of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School, where she is an adjunct professor and teaches seminars on Law and Finance and Law and Finance of the Art Market. Cathy serves on the Governing Board of the Yale Art Gallery and is co-chair of the Nominating Committee of the Board. Cathy also serves on the Boards of Rostov Media Foundation (which is a 501(c)(3) that publishes a non-profit fashion magazine) and The Cameron Kravitt Foundation (which promotes teaching programs in children’s hospitals).
Cathy represents collectors, artists, galleries, corporations and museums in a wide range of art related transactions. Cathy has also represented banks and funds on art financing transactions.
Cathy has been recognized by Chambers USA in National Capital Markets: Securitization and National Capital Markets: Structured Products, as a Leading Lawyer in IFLR1000, by The Best Lawyers in America in Securitization and Structured Finance Law, by Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets and Structured Finance and is recommended by The Legal 500 in Structured Finance.