Craig A. Griffith, a partner since 1998, is a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee, co-chair of firm’s Committee on the Assignment and Compensation of Associates and co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. Mr. Griffith represents commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions in connection with commercial paper programs, structured finance transactions and secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities. Mr. Griffith has experience in the securitization of both traditional and non-traditional financial assets, as well as formation and administration of financing programs involving the use of asset backed conduits; and the restructuring of transactions and programs in response to credit and regulatory issues. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Griffith was an auditor with the Chicago office of the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand LLP. He left Coopers & Lybrand as an audit manager in 1987.