Hogan Lovells boosts New York debt finance capabilities with key finance hire

New York, 19 October 2021 –  Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Matthew Schernecke has joined the firm’s Corporate & Finance practice in New York. He joins from Morgan Lewis, where he has spent his entire career. 

“We are expanding our finance capabilities in New York to meet the growing needs of our clients,” said James Doyle, Global Head of Hogan Lovells’ Corporate & Finance practice. “We have worked across the table from Matthew before and believe he is a great fit for our existing team, adding significant strength to our bench, particularly with regard to direct lending and distressed/special situations lending by private credit funds and other non-bank lenders.”

Matthew has a broad debt finance practice with extensive experience working with private credit funds and other non-bank lenders,  as well as with borrowers, on direct lending, distressed/special situations lending, cross-border acquisition financings and ESG and impact investment financings. He works across industry sectors including financial services, life sciences and tech and telecommunications. 

Michael DeLarco, Office Managing Partner for the firm’s New York office said: “This hire reflects our ambition to invest in key strategic U.S. markets, including New York, Washington D.C. and California.”

Matthew’s appointment follows several other high-profile additions to the New York Corporate & Finance practice over the last year, including  leading capital markets partners Richard Aftanas and Ben Garcia and more recently M&A and sports industry expert counsel Steve Argeris. 

“The Hogan Lovells Finance team has strong private credit credentials and extensive experience working with clients on financings in the U.S. and abroad. I look forward to joining this dynamic team and to growing my practice,“ Schernecke said.


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