Paul R. St. Lawrence, III is a partner based in the Washington office.
Mr. St. Lawrence's practice focuses on structured finance, derivative products and other complex financial instruments, and market regulation. He has extensive experience with collateralized loan obligation transactions, derivative-based financings, and other asset securitization transactions. He also has experience advising clients on the rights of creditors to exercise remedies in derivative and securities transactions following the insolvency of counterparties. In his transactional practice, Mr. St. Lawrence’s recent representations include representing underwriters and investment managers in collateralized loan obligation transactions. He also advises creditors of MF Global in connection with the close out derivatives and securities transactions, and advising banks and hedge funds with respect to such matters in connection with the insolvency of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., Lehman Brothers Inc. and their various affiliates. He has also worked with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association on the revision to the industry-standard Master Securities Forward Transaction Agreement.
Mr. St. Lawrence joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2013. He received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude
, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2003 and an undergraduate degree, cum laude
, from the Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences in 1999. He recently appeared on a panel at the Georgetown Club of Washington, D.C. and Georgetown Law Office of Alumni Affairs' Winter Lecture and Reception focused on the public's antagonism toward Wall Street, as well as on the impact the different roles played by investment banks may have had on the financial crisis.
Mr. St. Lawrence is a member of the Bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia and the State of New York. Mr. St. Lawrence is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.