Tom Deutsch is the Executive Director of the American Securitization Forum (ASF), having served in various ASF positions since 2004. Mr. Deutsch oversees the ASF staff and works with ASF's broad membership to develop consensus and implement advocacy initiatives on legal, regulatory, accounting and legislative matters, such as industry-wide mortgage servicing standards, securities regulation, amicus briefs, and comment letters. He also develops and implements various aspects of member education initiatives, such as the annual ASF industry conference, ASF Weekly Reports, Sunset Seminars and the Securitization Institute. He was named by Institutional Investor Magazine as a Rising Star of both Fixed Income and Securitization in 2008. Mr. Deutsch has testified before Congress over a dozen times on various aspects of the residential mortgage and structured finance markets.
Mr. Deutsch previously served as an Associate in the Capital Markets Department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he represented issuers and underwriters in various structured finance offerings, including residential mortgage-backed securitizations and asset-backed securitizations. He also served as an Associate at McKee Nelson LLP, where he focused on residential mortgage-backed securitizations. In addition, Mr. Deutsch was an Annenberg Legal Fellow at the Federal Communications Commission and interned for Senators Bob Dole and Nancy Landon Kassebaum on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Deutsch earned his Juris Doctoris from the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the New York Bar. He also earned a Master of Science in Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis.