Roger A. Maldonado in an associate with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Minneapolis and provides strategic legal counsel on a full range of financial matters. He represents corporate trustees, creditors, equipment lease lenders, investment firms and large financial institutions in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court. Mr. Maldonado navigates complex issues in bankruptcy law, equipment leasing issues, receiverships, and related commercial and financial litigation. His bankruptcy practice also includes defending preference and fraudulent conveyance actions in bankruptcy cases and on bankruptcy-related issues. Mr. Maldonado represents trustees, master servicers, securities administrators and other parties to troubled asset-backed securities (ABS), residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and other structured product transactions. These matters typically include disputed transaction administration issues and claims by and against the trustees and other parties, RMBS repurchase claim litigation and settlements, trust instruction proceedings and other matters. During law school, Mr. Maldonado completed an externship with the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. He serves as a captain in the Minnesota Army National Guard and served in two military deployments in Iraq. Mr. Maldonado received his B.A. in political science and theological studies in 2007 from Bethel University and his J.D. in 2013 from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he was an associate editor and articles editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy.