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Senior business lawyer with 25+ years of experience at Fortune 500 companies and top-tier international law firm, specializing in investment management, general corporate and securities laws. High performer with excellent communication, leadership and project management skills. Collaborative and results oriented with high level of personal accountability. Experience working on global projects with strong cultural skills and sensitivities. Work experience in Europe. Fluent in Italian. Proficiency in French. EU passport holder.
  • premier, Contract Review, derivatives, senior management, French, funds, Leadership, Legal and compliance, litigation, marketing, materials, meetings, mergers, Network, PLI, sales, securities, settlements, valuation, author, Y2K
January 2016
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
January 2013
January 2017
January 2011
Allianz Global Investors New York, NY Director and Senior Counsel
January 2007
January 2011
Vice President and Senior Counsel
  • Manage fund board and independent counsel relationship for $25 billion fund complex.
  • Prepare materials for and attend board meetings.
  • Advise business partners on organization of new investment company and launch of over 40 new funds, mergers, valuation, derivatives, sales and marketing, compliance and regulatory issues.
  • Work with activist institutional investors on corporate governance and best practices.
  • Lead global disclosure and governance projects.
  • Chair, Allianz Network of Women; Member, US Inclusion & Diversity Committee; Allianz Global Investors Advancing Women in Leadership.
January 2005
January 2007
UBS Financial Services Inc New York, NY Director and Associate General Counsel
  • Legal and compliance oversight of Puerto Rico funds business.
January 1999
January 2005
Sidley Austin LLP, Investment Management Group New York, NY Staff Attorney
  • Advised premier mutual fund complex on federal securities laws, corporate governance and compliance issues; attended board meetings; worked on preferred stock offerings, new fund formations, fund mergers and dissolutions.
  • Co-author, "Advisory Contract Review & Board Approval Process: The First Sixty Years" (PLI).
January 1995
January 1999
Zurich Financial Services New York, NY Sr. Litigation Analyst and Counsel
  • Managed complex, high-exposure, multi-party environmental, toxic tort and product liability litigation nationwide.
  • Selected by senior management to serve on Best Practices Committee and Y2K Committee.
January 1993
January 1995
American International Group, AIG New York, NY Home Office Supervisor and Counsel
  • Supervised litigation and negotiated settlements of complex commercial litigation.
Education and Training
Cornell University Certificate in Executive Leadership
Albany Law School of Union University Albany, NY J.D
Colgate University Hamilton, NY B.A International Relations/French; Venice Study Group
BOARD WORK The Cecilia Chorus of New York Board of Directors, Secretary and Executive Committee Endowment and Governance Committees (since 2015); Director at Large (2004-2006) OTHER Speaker, Colgate University: Regulation in the New Administration, April 2017 The Fiver Children's Foundation, Benefit Committee (2013, 2014) The Packer Collegiate Institute, Parent Advisory Board (2007-2014) The Cecilia Chorus of New York, since 1993 (bi-annual concerts at Carnegie Hall) Choir at St. Boniface Oratory Church, since 1998 St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir, New York, NY (1)