General Counsel and Chief of Staff
Elliot Ganz is the General Counsel and Chief of Staff of the LSTA.In that capacity he manages all aspects of the LSTA’s legal affairs, manages its staff, coordinates its strategic initiatives, and co-heads its Public Policy Group.
Mr. Ganz began his long association with loan trading and securitization at Citibank, N.A., where, from 1986 through 1991, he supervised the commercial and real estate Loan Syndications and Trading units of the Investment Bank.He also supervised the securitization and the par and distressed loan trading businesses at ING Barings Securities from 1991 through 1996, and the entire U.S. loan and securitization platforms at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1996 until he joined the LSTA, in May 2005.
Mr. Ganz began his legal career in 1980 as an associate at the law firm of Lord Day & Lord where he focused on film and media finance and moved to Chase Manhattan Bank in 1983 where he concentrated on secured lending.
Mr. Ganz received his J.D. in 1980 from the New York University School of Law where he served as Research Editor of the Annual Survey of American Law.
Mr. Ganz was the first chairman of the Legal Advisory Committee of the LSTA and has served as a member of its board of directors.He served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Joint Market Practices Forum on Credit Derivatives that produced the “Statement of Principles and Recommendations Regarding the Handling of Material Nonpublic Information by Credit Market Participants” and was the principal draftsman of the LSTA’s “Statement of Principles for the Use, Communication and Distribution of Confidential Information in the Loan Market.”Mr. Ganz was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers in April 2011, was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar in April 2012 and served from 2012 through 2014 as a member of the Advisory Committee on Financing Chapter 11 of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11.