Roger S. Chari


  • Roger S. Chari
  • Phone: +1 212 692 1011
    Fax: +1 212 208 4330

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    1540 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036-4086

Roger S. Chari focuses his practice on a wide variety of secured lending and other finance transactions, primarily for lenders and underwriters but also for borrowers and issuers. He structures, negotiates, reviews and closes secured finance transactions for a wide range of domestic and foreign lending clients in different secured lending markets from $1.5 million to $6 billion, both in and out of bankruptcy.

Mr. Chari’s experience also includes all aspects of real estate collateral for syndicated bank finance and underwritten bond deals. That practice evolved to cover inventory and receivables, equipment, intellectual property, cash and securities accounts, aircraft, railcars, ships, precious metals, insurance policies and other specialized collateral.

A significant part of Mr. Chari’s practice encompasses swaps and derivatives for financial institutions, primarily on interest rate transactions but also for currency and commodity trades. Mr. Chari is head of the firm’s new LIBOR Transition Inter-Disciplinary Group, which draws from the firm’s broad experience in lending, regulatory, tax and other areas to guide lenders through the complex transition process. More recently, he has become active in the burgeoning financial technology and online funding and derivatives trading space.

Mr. Chari is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a summa cum laude graduate of Rutgers University.



  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Rutgers University, B.A., summa cum laude


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2019-present

  • LeClairRyan PLLC
    - Partner

  • Hahn & Hessen LLP
    - Partner

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
    - Associate

  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel
    - Associate

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Doing Deals in the COVID-19 Era Practical Considerations for Electronic Signatures and Remote Notarization," Duane Morris Webinar, April 3, 2020