Diana de Brito

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2409

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Distressed Investing and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financial Regulation
  • Not-for-Profit Institutions
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Fund Formation
  • Investment Management
  • Investment Management Regulation & Compliance
  • Investment Management Transactions
University Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1979
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1983
Admitted1984, New York; 1986, District of Columbia

Diana de Brito has a diverse practice, with particular experience with the investment management industry, distressed investments, corporate finance and securities, business restructurings, and general corporate matters.

As a member of the financial services group, Diana advises participants in the investment management industry, focusing on transactional, disclosure, compliance and regulatory matters involving hedge funds and other alternative investment vehicles.

Diana regularly counsels clients in the trading of distressed securities and has experience in corporate restructurings and related transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions for businesses in the investment management, energy, pharmaceutical, information outsourcing and other industries.

Diana has represented companies, underwriters, placement agents and other participants in connection with public and private securities offerings, ranging from medium-term, extendible, and convertible notes, initial public offerings and public commodity pools.

In addition to her transactional practice, Diana assists a range of clients in corporate governance and compliance and contract negotiation and drafting. She has extensive experience in the start-up and operation of not-for-profit entities.

She has written for the annual treatise, Emerging Trends in Securities Laws, as well as a number of publications on subjects including SEC disclosure, executive compensation and joint ventures. She was recognized in the publication Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Corporate Governance Lawyers, as a corporate governance specialist.

Diana, originally from New York, has been a partner in Cadwalader's DC office since 1994. She speaks Portuguese and French. She received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A., cum laude, from Yale University. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the District of Columbia.


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Diana de Brito

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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