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 is a senior counsel in the transactions group, dividing her time between an investment management practice and other corporate and securities matters. Working with a wide range of investment managers, investment banks, broker-dealers, and public and private companies, Diana:

•advises participants in the investment management industry, focusing on transactional, disclosure, compliance and regulatory matters involving hedge funds and other alternative investment vehicles;
•counsels clients in the trading of distressed securities and has extensive experience in corporate restructurings and related transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions for businesses in the investment management, energy, pharmaceutical, information outsourcing and other industries;
•represents companies, underwriters, placement agents and other participants in connection with sophisticated private and public equity and debt offerings, and;
•assists a range of clients in corporate governance and compliance and contract negotiation and drafting, including the start-up and operation of not-for-profit entities.

Diana is an active member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and Women in the Boardroom. She has authored numerous articles on subjects including SEC disclosure, executive compensation and joint ventures, and has been recognized by Finance Monthly, Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Corporate Governance Lawyers and Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll.

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 and American Bar Associations (Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities), 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 U.S.-Brazilian citizen.

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The Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers: Implications For Non-European Investment Managers
Dec 17, 2010

Hedge Fund Regulation Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Jul 20, 2010

Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009
Aug 20, 2009

Obama Proposal for Regulatory Reform as It Relates to OTC Derivatives Markets
Jun 22, 2009

The Obama Administration’s Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal
Jun 22, 2009

The Obama Administration’s Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal and Its Impact on the Securitization Markets
Jun 22, 2009

Obama Administration’s Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal Introduced
Jun 17, 2009


MFA Compliance 2014
May 07, 2014

Managed Funds Association's Compliance 2013
Nov 07, 2013

Managed Funds Association's Outlook 2013
Oct 17, 2013


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Diana de Brito

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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