O’Melveny Worldwide

Mohammad Saleh Yassin


Mohammad is a leading restructuring counsel with dynamic and multi-faceted experience. And when it comes to legal strategies, Mohammad’s experience is top-notch. He managed the restructuring of the Government of Puerto Rico’s outstanding public debt of US$72 billion, and the right-sizing of the Government and its instrumentalities. During his tenure in the Government, Mohammad was the Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer of the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority (AAFAF), eventually becoming the Director of the Fiscal Agency in AAFAF. As Director of the Fiscal Agency, Mohammad managed all matters relating to the public debt of Puerto Rico’s municipal bond issuers and of its 78 municipalities. He also served as the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation (COFINA). In this capacity, Mohammad negotiated, supervised, and confirmed the restructuring plan of COFINA—the largest municipal bankruptcy case in US history—thereby achieving a reduction in COFINA’s outstanding debt from US$17.6 billion to US$12 billion, with total debt service savings of US$17 billion.


Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Courts, Puerto Rico


  • University of Pennsylvania, MBA, Finance
  • University of Puerto Rico, J.D.
  • Harvard University, B.A., Economics