J.D., Fordham University Law School
Summary of Experience
Mr. Chen is an expert in structured finance with two decades of experience and product expertise in asset-backed securities and other structured products. These include collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), derivative product companies (DPCs), asset-backed securities (ABS), residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), and structured investment vehicles (SIVs). Mr. Chen has served as a testifying expert on issues related to CLO, CDO, and RMBS ratings. He has provided management consulting and litigation support on securities and derivatives matters involving commercial and residential real estate, credit derivatives and total return swaps, and interest rate derivatives and indices, such as the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and the transition from LIBOR to the secured overnight financing rate (SOFR). Prior to founding Pronetik in 2010, Mr. Chen was the chief operating officer (COO) and managing director at Centerline Financial LLC. There he monitored synthetic portfolios of multifamily and commercial real estate transactions, drafted and negotiated credit default swap documentation, and served as chief liaison with rating agencies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chen was vice president of the structured finance-derivatives group at Moody’s Investors Service, where he rated transactions including cash flow and synthetic CDOs, structured notes, credit linked notes, and catastrophe (cat) bonds. He began his career as an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, then joined Sullivan & Cromwell with a practice in corporate law, securities, and a concentration in structured finance. Mr. Chen has appeared on the CBS Evening News and been quoted or cited in media including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and Businessweek.