Anna Pinedo is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office and co-leader of the Global Capital Markets practice. She concentrates her practice on securities and derivatives. Anna 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.
She works closely with financial institutions to create and structure innovative financing techniques, including new securities distribution methodologies and financial products. She has particular financing experience in certain industries, including technology, telecommunications, healthcare, financial institutions, REITs and consumer and specialty finance. Anna has worked closely with foreign private issuers in their securities offerings in the United States and in the Euro markets. She also works 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 other continuous offering programs.
In the derivatives area, Anna counsels a number of major financial institutions acting as dealers and participants in the commodities and derivatives markets. She 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. Anna 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. She also has advised derivatives dealers regarding their Internet sites and other Internet and electronic signature/delivery issues, as well as on compliance matters.
Anna 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 the leading capital markets treatise, Corporate Finance and the Securities Laws, published by Wolters Kluwer (6th Ed., updated 2020); co-author of A Deep Dive Into Capital Raising Transactions, published by the International Financial Law Review (2020); co-author of JOBS Act Quick Start (International Financial Law Review, 2013; updated 2014, 2016); contributor to OTC Derivatives Regulation Under Dodd-Frank: A Guide to Registration, Reporting, Business Conduct, and Clearing (Thomson Reuters, first ed. 2014, second ed. 2015, third ed. 2016, fourth ed. 2017, 2020-2021 ed.); co-author of Considerations for Foreign Banks Financing in the US (International Financial Law Review, 2012; updated 2014, 2016); co-author of Liability Management: An Overview (International Financial Law Review, 2011, updated 2015); co-author of Structuring Liability Management Transactions (International Financial Law Review, 2018); co-author of Covered Bonds Handbook, published by Practising Law Institute (2010, updated 2012-2014); co-author of the treatise Exempt and Hybrid Securities Offerings, published by Practising Law Institute (2009, second ed. 2011, updated 2014, third ed. 2017, fourth ed. 2022); and co-author of BNA Tax and Accounting Portfolio: SEC Reporting Issues for Foreign Private Issuers (BNA Accounting Policy and Practice Series, 2009, second ed. 2012, third ed. 2016, fourth ed. 2020). Anna is also a contributing author to Broker-Dealer Regulation (2011, second ed. 2012, updated 2020), published by Practising Law Institute. She co-authored "The Approaches to Bank Resolution," a chapter in Bank Resolution: The European Regime (Oxford University Press, 2016). Anna contributed to The Future of Bank Funding and Capital: Solutions for Issuers, Opportunities for Investors (IFR Market Intelligence, 2009). Additionally, Anna co-authored "The Ties that Bind: The Prime-Brokerage Regulation," a chapter in Global Financial Crisis (Globe Law and Business, 2009); "The Law: Legal and Regulatory Framework," a chapter in PIPEs: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity (Bloomberg, 2006); and "The Impact Security: Reimagining the Nonprofit Capital Market," a chapter in What Matters: Investing in Results to Build Strong, Vibrant Communities (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Nonprofit Finance Fund, 2017). Anna is a contributor to Practising Law Institute’s "BD/IA: Regulation in Focus" blog.
Anna is a member of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Committee on the Federal Regulation of Securities, a member of the subcommittee on Disclosure and Continuous Reporting, chair of the subcommittee on Securities Registration, chair of the subcommittee on Annual Review, 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 reform, revisions to the definition of accelerated filer and smaller reporting company, amendments to the accredited investor definition; amendments to the exempt offering framework; and various JOBS Act-related and disclosure effectiveness related matters. Anna also is a member of the ABA Committee on the Regulation of Futures and Derivatives Instruments. Anna is a chair of the Structured Products Association Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Executive Committee. She is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association's Mortgage REIT Council and a member of the MBA's Secondary & Capital Markets Committee.
Anna is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law and member of the George Washington University Center for Law, Economics & Finance Advisory Board. She is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Law School of the University of Chicago. Anna was a member of the University of Chicago Legal Forum during her time at the University of Chicago Law School.
Georgetown University, BSFS
The University of Chicago Law School, JD
- New York
Anna is ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global 2022, Chambers USA 2022, IFLR1000 2023, The Legal 500 US 2022, and Super Lawyers 2022. Chambers Global has ranked her as one of the world's leading lawyers for Capital Markets: Structured Products and she is recognized as an Expert Based Abroad in the US for Israel Capital Markets. Anna is also ranked by Chambers USA as one of America's leading lawyers for Capital Markets: Debt and Equity as well as Capital Markets: Structured Products, and she has been recognized as a notable lawyer for Capital Markets: Derivatives and Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance).
The IFLR1000 Guide to Leading Lawyers ranks Anna as a “Market Leader” for Capital Markets, the highest individual distinction given by the guide. She is ranked as a Leading Lawyer for Capital markets: Global offerings and for Structured finance: Derivatives and structured products, and is listed as a recommended lawyer in Capital markets: Debt, High-yield debt, and Equity offerings, as well as Structured finance: Securitization by The Legal 500 US.
Anna was the first inductee into the International Financial Law Review’s Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame presented at the 2022 IFLR Americas Awards. IFLR called Anna “a mainstay of the securities and derivatives market in the Americas...” as well as a “…thought leader in the industry.”
Anna has been included in the IFLR1000 Women Leaders Guide 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019, and is recognized by the guide in five Capital Markets categories (Equity, Debt, High Yield, Derivatives, and Structured Finance & Securitization). She was named to The Deal’s 2020 list of “Top Women in Dealmaking,” and Anna is also included in Euromoney’s Expert Guide for Banking, Finance and Transactional Law and Expert Guide for Women in Business Law for the categories of capital markets and structured finance and securitisation in the United States.
Anna received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement in 2007, 2009 and 2011, which honors excellence in legal writing. Anna was a winner of the 2013 and 2018 Euromoney/LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards as the Leading Lawyer in the Americas in the category of structured finance, which includes securitization and derivatives. She was also named SRP Americas 2018 Personality of the Year by StructuredRetailProducts.com.
She was included in Euromoney’s Best of the Best USA Expert Guide as one of the top 30 capital markets and structured finance and securitisation practitioners in the United States in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Anna is also included in Crain's New York Business “Forty Under 40,” as well as Investment Dealer's Digest “Forty Under 40,” and Hispanic Business' “100 Most Influential Hispanics.”
Anna was named a Lexology Legal Influencer in 2020 for financial services in the US, and was a recipient of the Lexology Client Choice Award for Capital Markets in 2016 and 2017, and for Derivatives in 2018, 2019 and 2021. As a JD Supra Readers’ Choice Top Author for 2020, and previously in 2018, she is highly regarded for her extensive writings on securities law and regulation topics.