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Claudia Marmolejo

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Legal and Compliance
Executive Director
New York, NY, USA


Claudia Marmolejo, who is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley since 2006, is an attorney with the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Legal and Compliance Division.  She currently provides legal coverage to the MSWM’s Chief Investment Officer as well as the firm's Global Investment Committee, Strategic Lead Management, Global Stock Plan Services, and the VIP Business Development Group. She is also a member of the Legal & Compliance Division Diversity and Inclusion Committee, where she is the Co-Head of the Relationship Management Subcommittee, which is responsible for working with outside counsel on collaborative diversity events and sharing best practices across financial institutions.  Ms. Marmolejo is the Co-Head of the Firm’s Latino Employee Network, with more than 1,000 employee members.

Ms. Marmolejo has been a speaker and participates in industry groups on issues such as conflicts management, securities laws, leadership and career development.  Most recently, she was a speaker at the Practicing Law Institute, “Financial Services Fiduciary Duties: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze” seminar on Practical Compliance Considerations in Structuring a Conflicts Management Program.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ms. Marmolejo was at Citigroup from 2002-2006, as Regional General Counsel at Citigroup Asset Management (CAM), Latin America, where she had legal coverage responsibility over 5 local businesses located in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, as well as Miami-based teams for off-shore sales. Prior to joining CAM, Ms. Marmolejo was a Senior Regional Counsel for Citi's Corporate and Investment Bank, and Pension and Insurance businesses, covering Citi's interests in all of Latin America.

Ms. Marmolejo was a Senior Associate at Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1999-2002, where she worked at the Mergers & Acquisitions, Latin America Practice Groups--Brazil Department, focused on cross-border acquisitions, multi-jurisdictional tender offers, strategic alliances, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity and IPOs. Throughout her role, Ms. Marmolejo has had extensive interactions with public and private companies, governments and NGOs, and her professional experience expands into Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Marmolejo was an Associate at Brown & Wood LLP (now Sidley & Austin LLP) specializing in public offerings and private placement of debt, collateralized debt and equity securities for private and public issuers from 1996 through 1999.

Ms. Marmolejo holds an LLM degree from Columbia University and a law degree from University of Buenos Aires, Law School. She is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Ms. Marmolejo is also committed to philanthropy, and is a board member for two not-for-profit organizations: TurnAround for Children (serving as Treasurer, Head of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee) since 2010 and Latino Justice PRLDEF since 2012 (member of the Audit Committee) and was a board member of Day One from 2009 until 2011.

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