Diana de Brito

Senior Counsel
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's practice has encompassed a range of complex transactions for major financial services and corporate clients, with significant experience with respect to investment management, asset management and funds, as well as corporate and securities transactions, general corporate, corporate governance and compliance in multiple industries and sectors. Diana has:
•Advised participants in the investment management industry, focusing on transactional, disclosure, compliance and regulatory matters involving hedge funds and other alternative investment vehicles.
•Lead large, intricate corporate and finance transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and restructurings for businesses in the asset management, real estate finance, information technology, energy, pharmaceutical, hospitality and other industries.
•Counseled clients in trading distressed debt and equity and has extensive experience in corporate transactions in connection with bankruptcy proceedings.
•Represented companies, underwriters, placement agents and other participants in connection with sophisticated private and public debt and equity offerings.
•Supported a range of clients in commercial transactions and operations, contracts, corporate governance and compliance policies.
•Managed all aspects of the start-up and operation of multiple nonprofit organizations.

Diana has been recognized by Finance Monthly, Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Corporate Governance Lawyers, and the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll. Diana also has authored numerous articles on subjects including hedge funds, joint ventures, SEC disclosure and executive compensation.

Diana received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A., cum laude, from Yale University. She is a member of the New York City, District of Columbia, New York City and American Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the District of Columbia. Diana speaks Portuguese and French and is a dual US-Brazilian citizen.

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MFA Compliance 2014 May 07, 2014


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Diana de Brito

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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