Brian Korn

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips


Brian S. Korn is Head of Digital Finance and Marketplace Lending in the Capital Markets practice group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and is resident in the firm’s New York office. He counsels over 100 clients in the Marketplace Lending space, including platforms, investors and service providers. His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), early-stage and start up venture financings, and mature corporate and high-yield debt finance. He also advises clients on SEC compliance, broker-dealer compliance and corporate swap transactions. Mr. Korn has made multiple appearances on Fox Business Television, Bloomberg, CCTV America and National Public Radio commenting on the JOBS Act, including its impact on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, IPOs and market trading dynamics.

Event Sessions Featuring Brian Korn


What investors want from loan assets

AltFi London Summit 2019 - Monday 18 March 2019


The next phase for the SME funding revolution: Taking on mid‐market lending

London Summit 2018 - Monday 26 March 2018

  • Will technology-enabled platform lending move into the mid market space? Thabe said to lend to the mid-market he believes every loan needs “a pair of real eyes” along side automation of certain aspects of underwriting.
  • Law adds that “it is hard work in the middle”. He said online lenders will do well in the sub-200k level where as banks will dominate £10m plus.
  • Kindert, head of alternative credit at NNIP, said there is some oversupply in some areas of the non-bank lending space but that in others “there are still opportunities.”
  • Spotcap’s Turfboer meanwhile said that going into multiple jurisdictions is not  easy for mid market lending and added that banks and fintechs may both find it difficult to make this space profitable.



Articles Featuring Brian Korn

Midland Appeals to US Supreme Court

17th November 2015 | Ryan Weeks