Jeff Norton


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Jeff Norton, Chair of O’Melveny’s Corporate Finance Practice, guides clients through complex public and private finance matters, including leveraged credits, bonds, direct lending, structured finance, restructurings, and special situations, with extensive experience in the US, UK, European, Asian, and Latin American markets.

Jeff advises funds, corporates, financial institutions and private equity sponsors on a variety of matters including acquisition finance, syndicated credits, unitranche facilities, high yield note issuances, private placements, debt tenders and exchange offers, recurring revenue financings, asset-based credits, multiple lien priority financings, securitization platforms and facilities, warehouse facilities, infrastructure finance, REIT facilities, fund finance, distressed debt investing, workouts and restructurings, pre-packaged, post-petition and exit financings, and liability management.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® for Banking and Finance Law in New York, NY (2018-2024)


Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1985, cum laude, Senior Editor, Cornell Law Review
  • University of Washington, M.A., 1982, cum laude
  • University of Washington, B.A., 1981, Honors

Professional Activities


Speaking Engagements

  • “Strafford CLE Webinar: Pre-Chapter 11 Priming Transactions: Creating Liquidity, Delaying Maturities, Removing Covenant,” Strafford CLE Webinar (April, 2022)
  • “Structuring Term Loan B Transactions: Combining High Yield Financing With Conventional Bank Loans,” Strafford CLE Webinar (March 27, 2018)