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Saman represents fund and investor clients, with a focus on negotiating, drafting, and reviewing engagement letters and confidentiality agreements. He also counsels clients in the development of compliance programs to ensure regulatory adherence.
Prior to joining the firm, Saman was a vice president at Nomura, where he was responsible for negotiating agreements (including ISDA, CSA, MSFTA, and SEF as well as clearing documents) and where he cultivated knowledge of the derivatives markets, funding instruments, and securities. He also analyzed and implemented regulatory requirements pertaining to swap execution, clearing, and margin and dealt with issues arising out of Dodd-Frank, EMIR, and global regulations placed on swap dealers, FCMs, and broker-dealers.
Saman also worked in the legal department of Macquarie Capital, where he focused on drafting and reviewing contracts, conducting legal research and global markets compliance, and addressing issues involving Dodd-Frank and EMIR. Earlier, he held legal internships at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP; Thor Equities, LLC; and Bank of America.