Melissa Alwang is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. She is a member of the finance department and the banking practice. Ms Alwang has advised a broad range of US and European banks and financial institutions in financing both US and European leveraged acquisitions. Her practice focuses primarily on the representation of major financial institutions in complex multi-jurisdictional leveraged finance transactions and includes international financings, acquisition financings, margin-loan financings, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, shariah-compliant financings and asset-based facilities.