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Jones Day welcomes Peter Petraro to Financial Markets Practice in New York

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Peter Petraro has joined the Firm's Financial Markets Practice as of counsel in its New York Office.

Mr. Petraro comes to Jones Day from Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he was Vice President and Senior Counsel in the global investment bank's legal department. In this role, he negotiated and advised on a wide range of equity derivatives transactions, on securities law considerations involving equity derivatives and other equities transactions, and on regulatory issues related to broker-dealer regulations, bank regulations, and the various post-crisis derivatives reform regulations.

At Jones Day, Mr. Petraro works with 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's experience with equity derivatives will allow him to immediately contribute as our practice continues to guide clients through what's becoming an increasingly complicated regulatory and legal landscape," said Jayant (Jay) Tambe, who co-leads Jones Day's Financial Markets Practice. "He is a great addition to what is already an impressive team in New York and in Jones Day offices around the world. I look forward to our work together and welcome him to the Firm."

"Bringing a lawyer like Peter to our New York Office reinforces our commitment to providing our clients access to the premier legal talent in the industry," added Lee DeJulius, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's New York Office. "Peter will be a great addition to our New York team."

Prior to Goldman Sachs, as an associate at a New York law firm, Mr. Petraro advised financial institutions on creditors' rights issues, particularly the effect of counterparty insolvency, and on regulatory matters, including regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act. His pro bono work has included advising startup nonprofit corporations on matters relating to organization and tax-exempt status.

A graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and Columbia University, Mr. Petraro is a member of the New York Bar.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.