Stephen M Schauder, a partner in the Structured Finance & Derivatives Group at Schulte Roth & Zabel, focuses his practice on asset-backed securitizations and warehouse credit facilities. He has represented underwriters, issuers, lenders and borrowers across a variety of asset classes, including structured settlements, litigation advances, lottery receivables, personal annuities, timeshare loans, equipment leases and life settlements, among others. He also represents investors, lenders, hedge funds, private equity funds and finance companies in purchases and dispositions of portfolios of assets and financings secured by those portfolios. In addition to Legal Media Group's Rising Stars, Stephen has been recognized by IFLR1000 as a "Rising Star" in the Capital Markets category. He earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his B.B.A., cum laude, from The George Washington University.