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Paula advises on anti-money laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC), and other regulatory compliance documentation required as part of the onboarding process for various trading relationships and the due diligence process for the negotiation of over-the-counter derivative agreements and secured finance transactions. In addition, she supports derivatives transactions by preparing and reviewing documentation such as Client Account Agreements and Give-Up Agreements related to futures, interest rate swaps, and credit default swap account setups.
Paula is involved in providing comprehensive legal counsel pertaining to the full range of challenges clients face under U.S. federal and state and European regulatory regimes. She advises on investor matters and negotiates with counterparty banks and provides legal counsel on AML, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) Customer Due Diligence Rule (CDD Rule), KYC, and other regulatory compliance procedures and processes.
Clients and colleagues alike rely upon Paula for her ability to find the solution or information they need to solve the problem at hand. Analytical, organized, and responsive, Paula is dedicated to ensuring that client teams run smoothly and that communication is optimized. She is at her best when faced with the many complicated pieces of a compliance puzzle and assembling them into a bigger-picture result that works for the client.
Prior to joining the firm, Paula was a litigation associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.