Jones Day welcomes Rubina Ali to Financial Markets Practice in New York
Rubina Ali has joined the Firm's Financial Markets Practice as of counsel in New York.
Ms. Ali comes to Jones Day from Goldman Sachs & Co., where she was most recently Vice President and Senior Counsel for the firm's Fixed Income Derivatives Group, advising the company on interest rate and fixed income derivative transactions, as well as managing outside counsel on various corporate transactions. Previously, Ms. Ali was Vice President at Barclays Capital Inc., where she was a member of the Equity Derivatives Legal Group, structuring and negotiating a variety of swap transactions and related derivatives products.
"Having served as an in-house counsel at two of the world's most prestigious investment banks throughout the past decade, she has a depth of understanding of the legal challenges faced by financial institutions in the current environment," said Jayant (Jay) Tambe, who co-leads Jones Day's Financial Markets Practice. "She is an excellent addition to our practice and will be a valuable counselor to our financial markets clients worldwide."
At Jones Day, Ms. Ali joins a team of nearly 320 lawyers who advise on the full range of complex cross-border financial transactions, regulatory matters, investigations, and litigation. She will represent a diverse client base of global financial institutions, issuers, borrowers, funds, asset managers, and fintech companies.
"Rubi has extensive experience as a trusted legal advisor on complex financial transactions and regulatory policy issues," said Lee DeJulius, Partner-in-Charge of the New York Office. "Our Financial Markets Practice is a key component of the New York Office and attracting a lawyer with her accomplishments is the latest example of our commitment to adding premier legal talent to our extraordinary team. I'm delighted that she has chosen to join Jones Day."
Ms. Ali began her legal career as a Law Clerk at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She went to work as an associate in the New York office of a global law firm, where she was a member of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group, representing financial institutions subject to inquiries or formal investigations by regulators.
"Rubi's deep knowledge of corporate, FX, interest rate, and other fixed income derivatives, along with her deep understanding of CFTC swap regulation, is not only an excellent addition to our strong practice, but also timely given market volatility and the regulatory constraints on financial institutions," said Peter Petraro, an of counsel in Jones Day's Financial Markets Practice with more than a decade of derivatives transactional and regulatory experience.
Ms. Ali earned her law degree from Cornell Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.