William Westbrook is an associate in the Finance Group at King & Spalding, where his practice focuses on representing lenders in debt financings, including syndicated credit facilities and acquisition financings. Mr. Westbrook also represents (i) arrangers and issuers in a variety of structured finance transactions, including a structured notes program, and (ii) parties to various derivative contracts including total return swaps, credit default swaps and various equity derivatives confirmations.
Representative transactions include (i) representation of an investment bank in its issuance of notes linked to four synthetic carry strategies, including a strategy linked to returns on hypothetical investments in four stock-market indexes, (ii) representation of various hedge funds in the negotiation of total return swaps, credit default swaps and equity derivative transactions with investment banks, (iii) representation of the arranger of a $1.1 billion managed, hybrid CDO secured by asset backed securities and credit default swaps on ABX, CDO, CMBS and RMBS underlying assets and (iv) representation of the administrative agent and lead arranger in providing $110 million of senior secured financing in connection with the acquisition of a datacenter company. Mr. Westbrook also assisted in preparation of two publications: "ISDA's Novation Protocol – Expediting the Transfer of Derivatives" and "ISDA Master Agreements: 2002 and 1992 Versions Described and Compared", published in Derivatives Financial Products Report and PLI's Swaps and Other Derivatives in 2006, respectively.
Mr. Westbrook earned his bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Pomona College in 1997. He obtained his law degree from New York University School of Law in 2003 where he served as an editor of the NYU Environmental Law Journal.