• Biography

    LeAnn Chen is a partner in the Finance Practice Group and a member of the International Practice Group. LeAnn represents banks, multi-national corporations, hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity funds, and broker-dealers in a wide range of business transactions, including syndicated financing, cross-border investments, margin lending, prime brokerage, swap transactions, securitizations, and DIP financing, etc. LeAnn regularly advises clients on issues related to secured transactions, securities credit regulations, and cross-border investments.

    LeAnn’s financial transaction experience includes:

    • Representing the lead agent in a $3.4 billion multi-currency, cross-border revolving credit facility to a multi-national corporation.
    • Representing a number of investment banks in margin loans in excess of $4 billion to various investment companies and hedge funds.
    • Representing lead agents in subscription credit facilities in excess of $3 billion.
    • Representing a multi-national corporation in a $2 billion securitization transaction.
    • Representing a national bank in a $1.5 billion variable funding notes facility to a hedge fund group.
    • Representing broker-dealers and other financial institutions in ISDA IA Segregation matters.
    • Representing lenders in work-outs as well as mezzanine and DIP facilities.

    Professional and Community Activities

    • Dallas Asian American Bar Association
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • US China Law Society
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2003
    • M.A., Vanderbilt University, 2000
    • Master of Law, Beijing University, 1994
    • B.A., Beijing University, 1991
  • Admissions

    • Texas
  • Languages

    • Chinese (Mandarin)