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Jill M. Wallach

BTG Pactual Legal
Managing Director
New York, NY, USA

Jill Wallach, Legal & Compliance

Ms. Wallach is currently chief legal counsel of the New York, London and Hong Kong offices of BTG Pactual, one of the leading emerging markets investment banks. In her current role, she is responsible for legal and regulatory for the bank's asset management, investment banking and private banking divisions.

From 1995 to 1997, and from 1997 to 2000, Ms. Wallach was an associate with Cadwalader, Wickerham & Taft and Linklaters, respectively, where she gained significant experience in U.S. and international securities laws and complex corporate and capital markets transactions. While at these firms, she represented a wide variety of large investment banking and corporate clients with particular expertise in both SEC-registered and private securities offerings, as well as provided advisory services relating to compliance with U.S. securities laws and regulations.

In November 2000, Ms. Wallach joined the legal and compliance department at Merrill Lynch & Co., where she served as senior counsel and director. During her tenure at Merrill Lynch, Ms. Wallach performed various roles, including, without limitation: advising clients on a variety of debt, equity, equity-linked and hybrid securities origination transactions, Ms. Wallach was also a member of the investment banking committee that was responsible for the monitoring and oversight of business, legal and reputational risk of banking activities.  After spending four and a half years at Merrill Lynch, Ms. Wallach joined Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC where she assumed similar duties and responsibilities as those she maintained at Merrill Lynch. At Credit Suisse, she was also responsible for legal and compliance activities in the Latin American region.

Ms. Wallach holds an L.L.M. in international business law from the University of Salzburg in Austria and the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California. She earned her J.D. from New York Law School in 1992 and a B.A. from the State University of New York in Albany in 1986. Between 2003 and 2009, she has served on both the securities regulation and financial reporting committees of the New York Bar Association. More recently, she was a featured speaker at the Practicing Law Institute covering its 2008 Securities Update. Ms. Wallach holds the FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses.


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