Roger S. Chari
Partner and Chair, LIBOR Transition Group
Duane Morris LLP
Roger S. Chari is a partner at Duane Morris LLP, where he focuses on a wide variety of secured lending and other finance transactions, primarily for lenders and underwriters but also for borrowers and issuers. He structures, negotiates, reviews and closes secured finance transactions for a wide range of domestic and foreign lending clients in different secured lending markets from $1.5 million to $6 billion, both in and out of bankruptcy. A significant part of Mr. Chari’s practice encompasses swaps and derivatives for financial institutions, primarily on interest rate transactions but also for currency and commodity trades. Mr. Chari is head of the firm’s new LIBOR Transition Inter-Disciplinary Group. The group draws from the firm’s broad experience in lending, regulatory, tax and other areas to guide lenders through the complex transition process. Mr. Chari is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a summa cum laude graduate of Rutgers University.