Terry O'Brien | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Terry O'Brien
Terry O'Brien

Terry O'Brien

Counsel, New York

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Terry O'Brien joined White & Case as an associate in the Capital Markets Practice Group in January of 2006. His transactional background which dates back to 1998 is extensive and has been focused on securities offerings, securitization transactions, and alternative investments. Since 2001 Terry has served as US counsel for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Canadian federal government's housing agency, and the Canada Housing Trust in connection with the issuance of tens of billions of Canadian dollars of Canada Mortgage Bonds in Rule 144A and Reg S offerings.

On the alternative investments front, while Terry has helped form both domestic and international private equity and hedge funds and has represented sponsors, his primary focus over the last eight years has included the representation of institutional investors and sovereigns in connection with their alternative investment programs assisting in the deployment of tens of billions of dollars in alternative investments. The alternative investments practice has in part included private equity and hedge fund investments, investment management agreements and the establishment of endowments. During his time at White & Case Terry has also represented various investment banks in CLO transactions.

Prior to joining White & Case, Terry was a specialist in the securitization practice group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP for more than four years during which time, in addition to other transactions, he represented various lenders in receivables financings, represented Citibank Credit Card Issuance Trust and Citbank Credit Card Master Trust in connection with numerous securities offerings backed by credit card receivables, and worked on each of the securitization aspect of the Prudential Insurance demutualization and the formation of the receivables facility which was the securitization component part of the acquisition of SunGard Data Systems, which at the time of closing in 2005 was the largest M&A transaction of record.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


  • JD, St. John's University School of Law
  • BS, Accounting, St. John's University


  • English