Carol A. Hitselberger

USA: North Carolina

Mayer Brown
214 North Tryon Street
Suite 3800
Charlotte, NC 28202

Tel: +1 704 444 3522
Fax: +1 704 377 2033


Carol Hitselberger serves on Mayer Brown’s Partnership Board.  She focuses her practice on financing matters. Her experience encompasses securitization and other structured financial products, including structuring domestic and cross-border commercial paper-funded securitization vehicles and securitizing trade receivables, credit card receivables, aircraft, leases, franchise portfolios, government contracts, trademark licenses, and various other financial assets. She has experience with synthetic leases and synthetic securitizations. Her work also includes representation of program sponsors, underwriters, placement agents, advisors, liquidity providers, credit enhancers and issuers in private placements, public offerings, and Rule 144A/Regulation S executions.

According to Chambers USA, Carol has been lauded by clients as “highly intelligent” (2012) and for her “superior thinking abilities and fantastic client-handling skills” (2007), as well as her “extensive knowledge of financial assets securitizations and ABCP conduits” (2008), emphasizing that “she knows conduits backwards and forwards” (2009).  She has been ranked among the Category 1 Leading Individuals in Capital Markets: Securitization in Illinois (Chambers USA), ranked as a National Practice Team member in Capital Markets: Securitization (Chambers USA), and listed as a Leading Structured Finance Lawyer in the United States (Euromoney Expert Guides). She has also been ranked as one of the best securitization lawyers in the US by, among others, Chambers Global, IFLR, Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal and Euromoney.

Mayer Brown’s Capital Markets practice consists of corporate lawyers who represent both issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of debt and equity offerings, as well as an experienced structured finance practice working at the forefront of the market for securitized products.

With lawyers located in the principal financial centers in the Americas, Asia and Europe, we regularly represent both issuers and underwriters in connection with issuances of fixed-income securities, including investment-grade debt, leveraged capital, high-yield debt, continuously offered products, equity-linked note programs and hybrid capital. In addition, we have substantial experience in all aspects of equity capital transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, American Depositary Receipts and Global Depository Receipts, private investment in public equities and spin-offs.

Mayer Brown also has one of the largest structured finance practices in the world–and with that size comes the knowledge, experience and manpower to tackle transactions of any scale in almost any jurisdiction. We are a recognized leader in the execution of asset-backed securities and mortgage-backed securities, as well as asset-backed commercial paper, IP and whole business securitization, global ABS, collateralized debt obligations and structured derivatives.

Utilizing our knowledge, experience and global platform, we are focused on the business objectives of our clients, managing the risks inherent in financing transactions and utilizing resources efficiently to help clients achieve their goals. As a result of the diverse nature of our clients, our representation of issuers, underwriters and other market participants, and our global presence, our group has a thorough understanding of the business and legal issues that arise in complex financing transactions and the ability to create solutions that meet the needs of all parties.

We are noted for our commitment to client service and our ability to assist clients with their most complex and demanding legal and business challenges worldwide. We serve many of the world’s largest companies, including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, DAX and Hang Seng Index companies and more than half of the world’s largest banks. We provide legal services in areas such as banking and finance; corporate and securities; litigation and dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; US Supreme Court and appellate matters; employment and benefits; environmental; financial services regulatory & enforcement; government and global trade; intellectual property; real estate; tax; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and wealth management.


“Praised for being at the ‘cutting edge on securitization issues,’”… “an ‘absolutely brilliant lawyer’”
Chambers USA, 2014