Leah Sanzari

Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Leah Sanzari

Leah Sanzari

Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Biography

Leah Sanzari acts as counsel to issuers, underwriters, servicers, placement agents and investors in connection with both public offerings and private placements.

She has experience in a wide variety of asset-backed securities, with a particular emphasis on residential mortgage transactions, esoteric assets including tax liens, PACE liens, oil & gas securitizations and resecuritizations. Leah has worked with numerous borrowers and lenders on financing and warehouse facilities for mortgages and esoteric assets and has represented both sellers and buyers of portfolios of assets, including mortgages and esoteric assets.

Leah advises a number of financial institutions and government agencies with regard to the implications of financial markets regulation, as well as in connection with complex capital markets, debt financing and other transactions.

Leah’s recent experience includes co-leading transactions representing the noteholders in two innovative securitizations of oil and gas wellbore assets of Raisa Energy, an EnCap portfolio company, and Diversified Gas & Oil, an AIM-listed public company.

She is a part of the Financial Institutions Industry Group, a multi-practice global group of partners who have client relationship responsibilities for financial institutions around the world.

Leah Chairs Orrick’s Women’s Initiative.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Managing Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Chief Talent Officer at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Chair, Housing Finance Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Chair, Global Trade Secrets Practice Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Co-Chair, Banking & Debt Capital Markets Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Leah Sanzari
Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1995

Celebrating over 80 years of excellence in legal education, St. John’s School of Law has produced lawyers who have distinguished themselves in practice, government, and the judiciary. Among our graduates are former New York governors Mario M. Cuomo and Hugh L. Carey, former Court of Appeals Judges Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and Theodore T. Jones, and the School’s former Dean and former Court of Appeals Judge Joseph W. Bellacosa. The law school plays a prominent role in the New York City legal community, imbuing all that it does with the University’s Vincentian tradition.

BA in Political Science
Class of 1992

The University at Albany, known officially as University at Albany, State University of New York, is an internationally recognized public research institution with campuses in Albany, Guilderland, and East Greenbush, New York, United States. The oldest university campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, founded in 1844, it carries out a broad mission of undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service, and has grown to be a flagship institution of New York. The University has three campuses: the Uptown Campus in Albany and Guilderland's McKownville neighborhood, the Downtown Campus in Albany, and the East Campus in East Greenbush, just east of Albany.

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Member
Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

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Prior

St. John's Law Review is a student-run organization that publishes scholarly articles of legal significance across all topics. First published in 1926, the Law Review publishes four issues each year. The Law Review also publishes two issues of The Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, a scholarly journal devoted to the study of law and religion in general, and law and Catholicism in particular.

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Partner
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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. Orrick traces its roots back to 1863, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in San Francisco. The firm is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors and practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.

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Chair of the Esoterics Committee, Structured Finance Industry Group
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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. Orrick traces its roots back to 1863, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in San Francisco. The firm is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors and practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.

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