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Ms. Durham has experience on both the legal and business sides of complex financing transactions, derivatives, banking and financial services, structured products, and private funds. Prior to joining Greenberg, she was an investment banker and Head of Structured Equity Products at BNP Paribas where she concentrated on structuring equity financing and equity derivative transactions for corporations and hedge funds. Prior to BNP, she was a partner in the Corporate Dept. at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Ms. Durham has been involved as both a lawyer and investment banker in highly complex financing transactions, derivatives, banking and financial services, private fund formation and asset management advisory work. She focuses on derivatives, structured transactions, structured products, commodities, and Dodd-Frank regulatory issues relating to these areas. She is also deeply experienced in legal risk mitigation techniques for complex financial instruments and trading operations. She frequently advises private funds and asset managers on investment management issues. She also advises corporations and financial institutions on derivatives and related Dodd-Frank and EMIR compliance matters. She has authored two treatises on legal risk mitigation and on derivative transactions.

Ms. Durham is often interviewed on topics in the derivatives and hedge fund industries and has been regularly quoted by Bloomberg, Reuters, Financial Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Hedge World News, Alpha Magazine, CFO Magazine, The Australian, Pension & Investments Online, Corporate Counsel Magazine, CFO Magazine, and the New York Daily News, as well as other national and international publications.


  • Debt capital markets
  • Banking and financial services
  • OTC derivatives and commodities
  • CLOs, structured finance and products and synthetic transactions
  • Private fund investment management advisory work
  • Legal risk mitigation relating to financial instruments and trading operations
  • Commodity & Exchange Act compliance
  • Dodd-Frank compliance relating to derivatives and investment management
  • Brokerage documentation such as prime brokerages, securities lending and margin agreements


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Highly Regarded - Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation; Capital markets: Derivatives (New York)", 2023
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards, "Best in Structured Finance," 2020
    • Shortlisted, 2017-2018 and 2022-2023
  • Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides: Women in Business Law, "Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law," 2017 and 2021-2022
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2011-2013, 2018-2020
    • Structure Finance, 2015-2020
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York and Derivatives and Structured Products Committee
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.
    • Member, Equity Derivatives Committee
    • Member, Documentation Committee
    • Member, Credit Derivatives Market Practice Committee


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.S., Finance, magna cum laude, Georgetown University
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • French, Fluent