Ms. Durham has experience on both the legal and business sides of derivatives, private funds, complex financing transactions, and structured products. Prior to joining the Greenberg Traurig, she was an investment banker and Head of Structured Equity Products at BNP Paribas where she concentrated on structuring equity financing and equity derivative transactions for corporations and hedge funds. Prior to BNP, she was a partner in the Corporate Dept. at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Ms. Durham has been involved as both a lawyer and investment banker in highly complex financing transactions, derivatives, commodities, private fund formation and asset management advisory work. Since 2006, she has been heavily involved in the development and structuring of over $20 billion in financing transactions between private funds and financial institutions utilizing a variety of legal structures such as VFN programs and fund-linked derivatives. She focuses on legal risk mitigation techniques for complex financial instruments and trading operations. She has broad experience with derivatives, commodities, structured transactions, structured products, and Dodd-Frank regulatory issues relating to these areas. She also frequently advises private funds and asset managers on fund formation and regulatory investment management issues. She also advises corporations and financial institutions on derivatives and related Dodd-Frank and EMIR compliance matters such as the Dodd-Frank Corporate End User Exemption. She has authored two treatises on legal risk mitigation and on derivative transactions.

Ms. Durham is often interviewed on topics in the derivatives and hedge fund industries and has been regularly quoted by Bloomberg, Reuters, Financial Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Hedge World News, Alpha Magazine, CFO Magazine, The Australian, Pension & Investments Online, Corporate Counsel Magazine, CFO Magazine, and the New York Daily News, as well as other national and international publications.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, market volatility, workplace disruptions and a shuttering of everyday life are becoming increasingly commonplace. While the 2021 LIBOR phase-out may not seem top
Continue Reading All Systems Go? LIBOR Transition Efforts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Welcome to Greenberg Traurig’s LIBOR Transition Newsletter, where we provide updates, analysis, and occasional commentary on the latest developments relating to the highly anticipated phasing-out of LIBOR at the end
Continue Reading LIBOR Transition Newsletter – Issue 1