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Chen LeAnn

LeAnn L. Chen

Partner | Co-Chair - Finance Practice Group | Chicago Office Managing Partner

* Admitted only to practice in Texas. Application to the Illinois Bar is pending.

LeAnn Chen is co-chair of the Finance Practice Group at Haynes Boone. LeAnn represents banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, and broker-dealers in a wide range of financial transactions, including NAV and hybrid facilities, margin lending, hedge fund loans, syndicated financing, subscription facilities, and DIP financing, etc. LeAnn regularly advises clients on complex issues regarding NAV facility structures, pledge of private equity interests, tri-party account arrangements, margin regulations, and Rule 144 matters.

LeAnn’s financial transaction experience includes:

  • Representing a number of banks in NAV and hybrid facilities in excess of $10 billion to hedge funds, private equity funds, and mutual funds.
  • Representing a number of banks and family offices in margin loans in excess of $8 billion to various investment companies, hedge funds, and family offices.
  • Representing the lead agents in a number of multi-billion, multi-currency, cross-border revolving credit facilities supported by unencumbered asset pools.
  • Representing a hedge fund in a $1.0 billion credit facility secured by private equity interests.
  • Representing the lead agents in subscription credit facilities in excess of $3 billion.
  • Representing broker-dealers and other financial institutions in ISDA IA Segregation matters.
  • Representing secured lenders in work-outs as well as mezzanine and DIP facilities.
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  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • US China Law Society
  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2024
  • Included in The Legal 500 U.S. Directory, Legalese, 2022


J.D., Washington University in St Louis, 2003

M.A., Vanderbilt University, 2000

Master of Law, Beijing University, 1994

B.A., Beijing University, 1991


Chinese (Mandarin)



NAVember 2022 Summary
December 22, 2022

On December 1, 2022, Haynes and Boone, LLP  hosted the inaugural NAVember event in our New York Office, a half-day event featuring panel discussions on NAV and Hybrid facilities followed by networking with leading market participants from both the buy side and the sell side in the NAV space. There were two panel discussions: “Trends in the NAV/Hybrid Financing Market”1 and “Structuring NAV/Hybri [...]