Anna Pinedo has concentrated her practice on securities and derivatives. She represents issuers, investment banks/financial intermediaries, and investors in financing transactions, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, as well as structured notes and other hybrid and structured products.
Ms. Pinedo works closely with financial institutions to create and structure innovative financing techniques, including new securities distribution methodologies and financial products. Ms. Pinedo has particular financing expertise in certain industries, including working with technology-based companies, telecommunications companies, healthcare companies, financial institutions, REITs and consumer finance companies. Ms. Pinedo has worked closely with foreign private issuers in their securities offerings in the United States and in the Euro markets. She also has worked with financial institutions in connection with international offerings of equity and debt securities, equity- and credit-linked notes, and hybrid and structured products, as well as medium-term note and commercial paper programs.
In the derivatives area, Ms. Pinedo counsels a number of major financial institutions acting as dealers and participants in the commodities and derivatives markets. Ms. Pinedo advises on structuring issues, as well as on regulatory issues, including those arising under the Dodd-Frank Act. Her work focuses on foreign exchange, equity and credit derivatives products, and structured derivatives transactions. Ms. Pinedo has experience with a wide range of transactions and structures, including collars, swaps, forward and accelerated repurchases, forward sales, hybrid preferred stock, and off-balance sheet structures. Ms. Pinedo also has advised derivatives dealers regarding their Internet sites and other Internet and electronic signature/delivery issues, as well as on compliance matters.
Ms. Pinedo regularly speaks at conferences and participates in panel discussions addressing securities law issues, as well as the securities issues arising in connection with derivatives and other financial products. She is the co-author of JOBS Act Quick Start, published by International Financial Law Review (2013), Considerations for Foreign Banks Financing in the US, published by International Financial Law Review (2012), Liability Management: An Overview (2011), published by International Financial Law Review, co-author of Covered Bonds Handbook, published by Practising Law Institute (2010), co-author of the treatise Exempt and Hybrid Securities Offerings, published by Practising Law Institute (2009, second edition 2011) and also co-author of BNA Tax and Accounting Portfolio, SEC Reporting Issues for Foreign Private Issuers (BNA Accounting Policy and Practice Series, 2009). Ms. Pinedo is also a contributing author to Broker-Dealer Regulation (2011, second edition 2012), published by Practising Law Institute. Ms. Pinedo contributed to The Future of Bank Funding and Capital: Solutions for Issuers, Opportunities for Investors (IFR Market Intelligence, 2009). Additionally, Ms. Pinedo co-authored "The Ties that Bind: the Prime-Brokerage Regulation," a chapter in Global Financial Crisis (Globe Law and Business, 2009) and "The Law: Legal and Regulatory Framework," a chapter in PIPEs: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity (Bloomberg, 2006).
Ms. Pinedo has been included in Best Lawyers in America, Euromoney's Expert Guide for Capital Markets and Expert Guide for Women in Business Law, Super Lawyers, Crain's New York Business "Forty Under 40" and in Investment Dealer's Digest "Forty Under 40" and Hispanic Business's "100 Most Influential Hispanics." Ms. Pinedo has been ranked by Chambers USA as one of America's leading capital markets-derivatives and capital markets-structured products lawyers and by Chambers Global as one of the world's leading lawyers (recommended in capital markets–derivatives). Ms. Pinedo has also been cited as a recommended lawyer for capital markets in the IFLR1000 Guide to Leading Lawyers and as a recommended lawyer in capital markets–debt and equity and derivatives and as one of five leading lawyers in global offerings by The Legal 500 US. PLC Which lawyer? ranks Ms. Pinedo as a highly recommended lawyer for derivatives and a recommended lawyer for equity. Ms. Pinedo was a recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement in 2007, 2009 and 2011 which honors excellence in legal writing. Ms. Pinedo was also a winner of the 2013 Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards in the category of Structured Finance.
Ms. Pinedo is a member of the American Bar Association's Committee on the Federal Regulation of Securities, a member of the subcommittee on Disclosure and Continuous Reporting, a member of the subcommittee on Securities Registration, and a member of the task force on the future of securities regulation. She has participated in the drafting committee for the ABA's comment letters on such topics as securities offering reforms, revisions to accelerated filing, and smaller public company proposals. Ms. Pinedo also is a member of the ABA Committee on Regulation of Futures and Derivatives Instruments, and a member of the George Washington University Center for Law, Economics & Finance Advisory Board.
Ms. Pinedo is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Law School of the University of Chicago.
Ms. Pinedo was a member of the University of Chicago Legal Forum during her time at the University of Chicago Law School.