Christopher Schuyler

Christopher Schuyler

Attorney at Law

Leeds
Licensed in
NY
University of Virginia
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About
Over my long career, I have gained broad corporate and commercial experience, including at AmLaw 100 firms and in-house with a Fortune 500 company. My legal education, MBA, and several topical certifications have imbued me with a comprehensive skill set, enabling me to fulfil client business objectives while minimizing risk.

With a record of resolute problem solving, I have partnered successfully with corporate leadership and provided clear-cut, practical, business-centric advice and solutions in a number of areas,

Commercial Transactions ● Contract Drafting & Negotiating ● Corporate Compliance ● Securities Transactions ● Corporate Law
… read more & Governance ● Corporate Financing
30
Years
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5.0
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"Chris worked in our firm's Structured Products and Derivatives Group as a staff attorney. He worked primarily on structured products offerings. He worked well with other attorneys and with our clients, and was a well-regarded attorney in our group."

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"I worked with Chris during his years at Pfizer. Chris and I often worked very closely on a number of projects. I always found Chris to be one of the most detailed individuals I have ever met - and his work product was always stellar. Substantively, Chris was very knowledgeable and was able to apply that knowledge in a very productive and effective manner, always providing the client with a workable solution to the issue at hand. Chris also has a wonderful work ethic and an amazingly positive attitude. He was an absolute pleasure to work with."

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Work History

Litchfield Legal Limited

Director and Counsel

Apr 2018 - Present

Represent various US and UK clients in diverse industries for general corporate and commercial matters. Draft and negotiate commercial agreements. Advise organizations on corporate law and compliance issues. Provide strategic legal advice regarding contract disputes and negotiate with counterparties.

Apr 2018 - Present

LexisNexis

Business Law Consultant

Nov 2014 - Apr 2018

Retained as corporate and commercial law subject matter expert to assist in recapturing market share in practical advice space lost to competitor.

Nov 2014 - Apr 2018

AARP

Director and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013

Responsible for corporate governance, ethics and compliance. Organised and conducted quarterly meetings of four Committees and the Board of Directors. Prepared all meeting book materials, including drafting agendas, resolutions, minutes and committee reports. Refined and edited disparate departmental submissions for meeting books.

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013

White and Williams

Counsel

Apr 2011 - Aug 2012

Recruited by market-leading insurance industry law firm for structured finance product knowledge after financial crisis resulted in surge of lawsuits implicating D&O insurance policies.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2012

Litchfield Legal Limited

Director and Counsel

Sep 2006 - Feb 2011

Founded law practice serving a variety of financial services firms in matters arising from the financial crisis as well as new transactions. Conducted forensic analyses of “underwater” structured finance transactions for bank exculpations. Negotiated and drafted international financial agreements and commercial contracts.

Sep 2006 - Feb 2011

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

Associate

Mar 2007 - Mar 2008

• Provided transactional and SEC, FSA and EU regulatory counselling to financial firms.
• Negotiated and drafted underwriting and transaction papers and was company secretary to offshore and UK companies.

Mar 2007 - Mar 2008

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Staff Attorney-Associate

Mar 2005 - Jul 2006

• Provided structuring and SEC regulatory counselling to parties to international capital markets transactions.
• Negotiated and drafted offshore and domestic offering and corporate secretarial documents.

Mar 2005 - Jul 2006

Dewey Ballantine LLP

Associate

Aug 1999 - Feb 2005

• Provided structuring advice and regulatory counselling to parties to financial transactions.
• Responsible for private placement materials, public offering transaction documents and securities registration statements.
• Reviewed and provided comments on transaction servicer and auditor regulatory reports.
• Prepared governance/secretarial documents for Caymans, Delaware & New York entities.

Aug 1999 - Feb 2005

Pfizer

Corporate Counsel

Jun 1991 - Jan 1999

• Negotiated and drafted contracts for all corporate and commercial needs, including telecoms, procurement, real estate, IT, HR, construction/engineering.
• • Responsible for sale & leaseback of real property and negotiating and drafting all contracts for turnkey construction and outfitting of several major capital facilities.

Jun 1991 - Jan 1999

Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon LLP

Associate

Sep 1989 - Jan 1991

• Conducted New York and Delaware corporate law research; prepared client memoranda.
• International commercial loan agreement negotiating and drafting.
• Negotiated and drafted project finance transaction documents, covering both the “financial side” (e.g., project lending) and the “project side” (e.g., design-build, BOT, etc. contracts).

Sep 1989 - Jan 1991

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