"Whenever we have the opportunity to recommend counsel to a debut issuer, we recommend Angela Ulum." 

"She is excellent at the securitization of automobiles and other esoteric assets."

Chambers USA 2021


Angela Ulum is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office and a member of the Structured Finance practice.  She has extensive experience representing issuers, borrowers, and commercial and investment banks in a variety of securitization and other structured finance transactions, with an emphasis on market participants in the auto and equipment sectors.  Angela’s experience has involved the issuance and sale of publicly registered, 144A/Reg S and privately placed asset-backed securities, revolving and amortizing syndicated and bilateral financing facilities, portfolio purchases and sales, equipment loan and lease syndications and third-party servicing arrangements.  Her experience includes representing captive finance companies, banks, independent finance companies and investors in transactions involving a wide variety of assets, including auto leases, auto loans, dealer floorplan, fleet leases, equipment leases and loans, participations, and esoteric and new asset classes.

According to Chambers Global, Angela is "extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with," and “has extensive expertise in ABS transactions.” Clients praise Angela in Chambers USA, noting that “she is excellent: very methodical and organized. You know that when you're working with Angela, you're not wasting time on anything frivolous." Additionally, Legal 500 USA recognizes Angela as a “next generation lawyer."

Spoken Languages

  • English


University of Michigan, BA, with high distinction

The University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude


  • Illinois
  • Michigan


  • Board Member, Structured Finance Foundation
  • American Bar Association