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Willa Bruckner

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Practice Areas

Willa Bruckner’s practice focuses on derivatives and structured products. She provides practical advice and draws on her experience as internal counsel on both the buy-side and the sell-side. She has worked extensively in new product development and in the negotiation and documentation of a wide variety of derivatives products and complex financial transactions. She advises on derivatives products under the Dodd–Frank Act, and assists clients in finding solutions to regulatory and transactional issues that are unique to the client’s situation. Her clients include banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, commodity pools, institutional money managers, corporations, energy companies, not-for-profits, pension plans, endowments and family offices.


Before joining Alston & Bird, Ms. Bruckner was General Counsel for a family investment office and fund of funds and internal capital markets attorney for major financial institutions.

Professional Memberships

Ms. Bruckner participates in the derivatives committees of various bar associations and in the working committees of industry trade associations. She has earned the CFA Institute’s Claritas Investment Certificate.