Howard T. Spilko


  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    Kramer Levin has prepared the 2013 Private Equity (“PE”) Portfolio Company Incentive Equity Compensation Survey (the “KL Survey”). The KL Survey analyzes key terms in incentive equity compensation programs offered by private equity firm portfolio companies. In particular, the KL Survey:
  • After The Big Bang: The New Credit Default Swap Landscape
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    The Big Bang bell has sounded for participants in the credit default swaps industry. As part of an effort to enhance the infrastructure of the CDS market, increase transparency, foster operational efficiency and, last but not least, promote asset fungibility, market participants have developed significant amendments to the contractual provisions governing...
  • Credit Default Swap Regulation Overview
    Monday, December 1, 2008
    Introduction Much has been written lately regarding the role of derivatives, and specifically, credit default swaps (CDS) in the current market turmoil. Despite the legitimate credit risk transfer and hedging technology embodied in CDS, these products have been pilloried as a significant contributor to current market conditions, and many have called...
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity Investments: Important Legal Considerations
    Monday, November 1, 2004
    Venture capital and private equity investments in the United States and abroad have been growing at unprecedented levels and have become a major component of an alternative investment universe to the public markets, primarily as a result of favorable relative long-term performance and returns as compared to public equities.
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Editor: Would each of you gentlemen give our readers something of your background and experience? How did you come to Kramer Levin? Spilko: I joined Kramer Levin in 1996 as a lateral associate. I was attracted to the firm for its diversified corporate practice and the opportunity for professional growth. Today I am a partner in the Corporate Department,...