Co-leader of Banking & Finance

J. Bradley Keck

Financial Services M&A, Capital Markets, Structured Finance

Visión general

J. Bradley Keck ("Brad") is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office and global co-lead of the Banking & Finance practice. He concentrates his practice on private securitizations, financial asset sales, other structured finance and global receivables as well as payables transactions. He has worked with a full array of market participants in a wide variety of transactions, including structuring and maintaining ABCP conduits, private securitizations, whole-loan sales and participations. He has a deep knowledge of, and experience with, trade receivables; IP, franchise and “whole-business” assets;  auto paper (retail and wholesale); leases; loans and various other financial assets. 

Brad also has extensive experience with accounting rules, such as FASB 166 and 167 and ASC 230, transactions involving UCC and non-UCC collateral and working with electronic contracting and establishing control of electronic chattel paper. Brad also serves as the Firm’s Hiring Partner in the United States and has served on our Diversity & Inclusion Committee and our Committee on Associates. 


  • Advised Southwire on $1 billion sustainability-linked asset based loan facility.
  • Represented BTMU Capital Corporation as investor in a master whole business securitization program for a brand and franchising company, which program facilitates quick financing of new whole business acquisitions by the company using primarily the global IP and franchise assets of the acquired companies as collateral.
  • Represented GE and GE Capital in connection with most aspects of their trade receivables financing programs, including establishing and maintaining their multi-billion dollar revolving trade receivables securitization platform, providing advice in connection with mergers and divestitures, and assisting with whole receivables sales.
  • Represented Bank of America auto finance group’s purchase and funding of up to $55 billion of whole auto loans originated by General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) over a five-year term.
  • Represented RouteOne (sponsored by DaimlerChrysler, Ford, GMAC and Toyota) in developing its eContracting solution and perfection of electronic chattel paper under UCC Section 9-105.


  • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, JD, with honors
    Order of the Coif, 1996.
  • University of Notre Dame, BA


  • Illinois