Alan Knoll


New York

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Alan Knoll, a partner in the New York office, is a member of the Structured Finance Group. He practices corporate securities law with an emphasis on structured finance transactions.

Alan's practice involves advising issuers, underwriters, purchasers and Boards of Directors on complex financial transactions in both publicly registered offerings and private placements. He has extensive experience with the securitization of a variety of assets, including credit cards, charge cards, consumer loans, auto loans, auto leases, dealer floorplans, aircraft and aircraft engines, and has been involved in the development of a number of novel securitization structures. Alan also has proficiency in general corporate matters, including SEC reporting requirements.

Alan is co-chair of Orrick’s Opinion Committee and is a member of the firm’s Risk Management Committee and Conflicts Resolution Committee. He has also served as a member of the Board of Her Justice, an organization which provides free legal services to low-income women in New York City who suffer from abuse, and is a recipient of the Her Justice Commitment to Justice Award.

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Treasury Request for Public Input on Expanding Access to Credit through Online Marketplace Lending

“Online marketplace lending refers to the segment of the financial services industry that uses investment capital and data-driven online platforms to lend to small businesses and consumers.”[1]

On July 20, the Department of the Treasury published a Notice and Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking comment on various aspects of online marketplace lending, including –

  • the business models and products offered to small businesses and consumers
  • the potential to expand access to credit to underserved market segments
  • how the financial regulatory framework should evolve to support the growth of the industry
  • Treasury asks for comment on 14 categories of questions, some of which include multiple specific questions, which we summarize and, with respect to some, offer initial thoughts on below.

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[1] 80 Fed. Reg. 42866 (July 20, 2015)