Peter Petraro has more than a decade of broad equity derivatives transactional and regulatory experience. Peter advises financial institutions, investment funds, and corporations on structuring, negotiating, and documenting transactions such as accelerated share repurchases, convertible bond and call spread transactions, issuer forward sales, margin loans, prepaid variable share forwards, and other structured equity derivatives. He also advises on regulatory issues, including security-based swap regulation and the treatment of equity derivatives under U.S. securities laws.
Peter is co-coordinator of the Firm's derivatives practice globally.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2021, Peter was vice president and assistant general counsel at Goldman Sachs for more than seven years, where he advised on equity derivatives transactions, securities laws, broker-dealer regulations, derivatives reform regulations, and bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues, as they relate to equity derivatives. He has in-depth knowledge of the Securities Exchange Act and the Commodity Exchange Act as well as the application of the Investment Company Act to equity derivatives. Peter has experience in systematic and algorithmic trading strategies and indices and has advised on and negotiated agreements relating to such strategies and indices, across asset classes. He also has advised financial institutions on creditors' rights issues, particularly the effect of counterparty insolvency, and regulatory matters, including regulations under Dodd-Frank.
In addition, Peter has experience with the LIBOR transition and with the confirmation and reconciliation of derivative transactions using blockchain technology.
- St. John's University (J.D. summa cum laude 2010; Senior Articles Editor, Law Review); Columbia University (B.A. in Philosophy 2006)
- New York