Amber Hough advises a broad range of companies, including investment banks, government agencies, insurance companies, investment management companies and regional utilities providers. Her practice includes public and private securitizations and re-securitizations, ABS loss mitigation, derivatives hedging, public and private securities offerings, commercial finance and corporate governance.
Ms. Hough’s experience includes:
- acting as issuer’s counsel for a federal government agency in connection with its program to re-securitize asset-backed securities held by failed financial institutions, totaling 13 transactions and more than $28 billion in new securities issued
- helping develop, implement and manage complex loss mitigation campaigns for large institutional investors, government agencies, and insurance companies against originators and sponsors of mortgage-backed securities
- negotiation of derivatives and investment documentation for investment management companies, including centralized clearing and other requirements relating to derivatives documentation imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act and related regulations established by the SEC and CFTC
- serving as issuer and underwriter counsel for major investment banks in connection with their public and private mortgage-backed securitization programs, including single offerings greater than $1 billion
- serving as purchaser and issuer counsel in connection with general obligation tax-exempt bond offerings for states and utilities companies
- advising rating agencies, servicers, lenders, equity funds and investors in international derivative hedging transactions
- representing rating agencies, lenders and servicers in CMBS-related transactions including primary and mezzanine lending, derivatives, mezzanine and subordinate financing, securitization, defeasance, transfers, defeasances and workouts
- representing community development financial institution in equity fund formations, including structuring governance documents, equity agreements and offering documents
Before joining Stradley Ronon, Ms. Hough was a corporate associate and a finance and real estate associate at two other Philadelphia law firms. Prior to beginning her law career, she served as a registrar for the National Constitution Center and the University of Pennsylvania Archaeology Museum. Ms. Hough graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was a member of the Temple Law Review. She also holds two Master of Arts degrees in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Museum Studies from New York University.