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Practice Areas

Capital markets and other corporate transactions in U.S. and in Latin America, particularly Brazil. Clients include major international investment banks, large publicly-traded issuers as well as U.S. companies on their transactions in Latin America. She also regularly advises numerous private equity funds and investors. Active in restructuring, project financings and cross-border M&A.

In addition to her transactional practice, she regularly advises boards of directors and management on a variety of topics, including disclosure and compliance matters; stock exchange listing requirements; board composition and director independence; shareholder engagement and activism; shareholder proposals and proxy season trends; management and director succession planning; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.


Joined firm in 1996; became Partner in 2005. JD, New York University School of Law; BA, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Bar of the State of New York.