General Counsel and Chief of Staff
Elliot Ganz is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the LSTA His responsibilities include managing the LSTAs legal and regulatory affairs, as well as market practices and standardization initiatives.
Previous to joining the LSTA, Mr. Ganz was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at CIBC World Markets Corp. and served as Director of U.S. Banking. In that capacity he was responsible for all aspects of the loan product. He supervised Credit Portfolio Management, Credit Capital Markets, Loan Syndications and Trading, Credit Derivatives and Asset-Backed Securities.
Before joining CIBC, Mr. Ganz was Assistant General Counsel at ING Baring Securities where his primary responsibilities included supervision of distressed and par domestic loan sales and trading, derivative products and the asset backed securities groups. Mr. Ganz began his long association with loan sales and trading 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.
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 B.A. in Economics and History in1977 from Queens College, City University of New York, and 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. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in May 1981.
Mr. Ganz was the first chairman of the Legal 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".