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Anahaita N. Kotval

RBS Global Banking and Markets Americas
Managing Director, General Counsel
Stamford, CT, USA


As General Counsel, Anahaita oversees GBM’s Legal function in the U.S., Latin America and Canada.  Prior to joining RBS Greenwich in 1998, Anahaita spent 5 years in Enforcement at the Northeast Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Staff Attorney, Branch Chief and Senior Trial Counsel.  While at the Commission, she investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of securities fraud cases including insider trading, market manipulation, prime bank fraud and pay to play cases.  From 1991 to 1993, she was an associate with Moquet Borde & Associates in Paris, France where she worked on some of the first shareholder class actions brought under European law. 

Anahaita is a frequent speaker on litigation and regulatory topics and is currently a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Executive Committee for the Compliance & Legal Division, as well as its Self-Regulation and Supervisory Practices and Litigation Advisory Committees. 

Anahaita is also a Board member and volunteer for the Pro Bono Partnership, as well as a member of its Employment Law Task Force.  She received the Partnership’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2003 and Volunteer of the Decade award in 2007.  She is also a Director of My Sisters Place, and has served as a volunteer for the Student Sponsor Partnership - a program which provides mentors to inner city high school students.  She is the former Chair of the RBS Greenwich Capital Women’s Working Group and a former Director of the Women’s Bond Club of New York.

Anahaita received a B.Sc. magna cum laude in Applied Math and Economics from Brown University in 1988 and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1991.

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