Andrew Thomison – Senior Associate , Baker Botts L.L.P., Houston, TX
Andrew Thomison represents borrowers, financial institutions, capital companies, agent banks and other institutional investors in connection with acquisition financings, senior and subordinated debt, working capital credit facilities, bridge loans, asset-based financings, secured and unsecured term lending, high-yield debt offerings, private placements of securities, receivables financings and other forms of debt financing.
Andrew graduated from Columbia Law School in 2007, where he was Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of European Law and Administrative Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. He received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Economics, History and German from Williams College in 2004. Andrew was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer – Rising Star in 2014 and 2015. He is admitted to the State Bar of Texas.
As to why he joined ACIC, Andrew said, “Many of my colleagues and clients have had rewarding experiences as members of the ACIC. Since institutional investment represents an important and growing part of my practice, I decided that joining the ACIC would be an important step for me in my growth as a finance attorney.”
Christopher M. Eisold – Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).
Christopher is a member of the Securities Team within the Law Department, primarily advising the company with respect to its private investment transactions. Mr. Eisold joined the Law Department in October of 2014. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. (Milwaukee), where his practice focused on M&A and commercial finance transactions.
Mr. Eisold earned his B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, from Marquette University in 2005. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Marquette University Law School in 2008. While in law school, Mr. Eisold served as the Managing Editor of the Marquette Law Review. He is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association and American Bar Association. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Vital Voices for Mental Health, Inc. and the Greendale Police K-9 Fund, Inc.
Julie Tremblay – Director, Legal Affairs, Financial Market, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Julie reviews, negotiates and drafts investment agreements related to equity and debt financing, project financing, managed account, private equity funds and hedge funds.
Julie’s response to why she joined: “I joined the ACIC in order to meet people who are facing same issues. I’m also interested in following the new trends and I like to anticipate what we may face in a near future. There is a great experience level that we can share among members.”
Charles C. Calloway – Associate, Chapman and Cutler LLP, Chicago
Charles is an attorney in Chapman and Cutler’s Corporate Finance Department. Charles’s practice includes representation of financial institutions and other businesses in connection with domestic and international direct placements of senior and subordinated debt in secured and unsecured financings including real estate, public utilities, sports finance, and general corporate financings. In these recent financings, issuers and guarantors and entities providing credit support included domestic entities as well as entities from Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom. Investors included entities from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Charles joined the American College of Investment Counsel in order to be a part of collegial community of individuals whom service institutional investor community. Having closed over 100 private placement transactions, he believes that he can work to provide a worthwhile perspective and hopes to learn from the experiences of other members in the college.
Emilie Hsu – Counsel, Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, New York, NY
Emilie Hsu is a member of the Corporate Department of Debevoise and focuses her practice on derivatives and structured finance transactions. She represents a wide variety of market participants, including financial institutions, insurance companies, end-users and investment funds. Since 1998, she has handled all aspects of structuring, documenting and negotiating various derivatives and other structured financial products, with an emphasis on financing for private equity funds, equity derivatives, fund-linked structured products, insurance-related derivatives instruments, and hedging transactions for end-users involving interest rates, currencies and commodities. In addition, she has extensive experience with Dodd-Frank Act regulatory issues relating to the derivatives industry.
Ms. Hsu joined Debevoise in 1998. From 2001 to 2002, she was an associate in the Equity Derivatives Department of Morgan Stanley. In 2004, she was on secondment at a hedge fund management firm. Ms. Hsu graduated in 1997 with a J.D. and a Parker School Certificate in International Law with honors from Columbia Law School, where she was a Stone Scholar and the Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Asian Law.
Ms. Hsu received her B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Columbia College in 1994 summa cum laude, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was class salutatorian. Prior to joining Debevoise, she worked as an associate at a prominent New York law firm. Ms. Hsu is listed in Who’s Who in America and is a member of the Bar of New York. She is fluent in French and Chinese.