Marla L. Matusic

Corporate & Securities, Banking & Finance, Derivatives

"Marla is always responsive and whenever I reach out for an inquiry, she always provides in-depth advice that demonstrates her knowledge of the legal issues surrounding structured products."
Chambers USA


Marla Matusic is a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice. Marla advises clients on the structuring and trading of complex derivatives and structured financial products. Her practice focuses on bespoke structures designed for institutional and sophisticated investors, proprietary indices and structured product automation. She also counsels on issues arising under the federal securities laws, advises clients in the negotiation of ISDA and equity derivative transactions, and assists with the setup and ongoing operation of structured note, warrant, certificate of deposit and commercial paper programs and the ongoing maintenance of and issuances under covered bond programs.

Marla is ranked as an “Up and Coming” lawyer by Chambers USA 2023 for Capital Markets: Structured Products (Nationwide). Clients told Chambers USA that she is “…extremely thorough, knowledgeable and experienced…” and “[h]as strong technical abilities and communication skills." The Legal 500 US 2023 ranks Marla as a “Rising Star” for Structured Finance: Derivatives and Structured Products, and the IFLR1000 2022 guide also ranks Marla as a “Rising Star” in the US for Capital Markets: Derivatives. She was named a “Rising Star” in the capital markets category by Euromoney’s 2021 Rising Stars Americas Awards, and was shortlisted by Euromoney for its 2020 Rising Star Awards for the same. Euromoney’s Expert Guides includes Marla in its Rising Star guide for Structured Finance and Securitisation in the United States for 2021 and 2022. She has been described as a “responsive, problem solver” (IFLR1000) that “…is very business-friendly…” (Chambers USA 2021) and “… always makes herself available in a holistic client-friendly relationship.” (The Legal 500 US).

Marla is a thought leader and contributor to OTC Derivatives Regulation Under Dodd-Frank: A Guide to Registration, Reporting, Business Conduct, and Clearing (Thomson Reuters, 2020-2021 ed.).

Marla received her JD, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as a Notes & Articles Editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal, and her BA from New York University. She is admitted to practice in the state of New York.


  • New York University, BA
  • Fordham University School of Law, JD, cum laude


  • New York