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Penelope L. Christophorou

Penelope L. Christophorou

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Penelope L. Christophorou
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Email:  pchristophorou@cgsh.com

Ms. Christophorou is counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, based in its New York office.  Ms. Christophorou’s practice focuses on commercial financing, including secured transactions and bankruptcy law, derivative products and structured finance.  She represents leading financial institutions, corporate borrowers, private investment funds and sovereign clients on these matters.

Ms. Christophorou is a frequent speaker or chairperson at leading conferences on matters involving commercial finance. 

From 2013 to 2016, Ms. Christophorou served as a member of the Council of the American Bar Association Business Law Section.  From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Christophorou was the chairperson of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section and previously was chairperson of its Investment Securities Subcommittee.  From 2000 to 2003, Ms. Christophorou chaired the Uniform State Laws Committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Ms. Christophorou is a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and serves on its Executive Committee.

Ms. Christophorou currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization and is a member of its Executive Committee.  She is also on the Board of Directors for the Citizens Union, a non-profit organization that works to enhance good governance in New York City and New York State.

Ms. Christophorou received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. From 1994 through 1995, Ms. Christophorou served as law clerk to the Honorable Joanna Seybert in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Ms. Christophorou is a member of the Bar in New York. Ms. Christophorou’s native language is English, and she is fluent in modern Greek.

Penelope L. Christophorou is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Secured Transactions 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Special Collateral Types: Deposit Accounts, Securities Accounts, and Letters of Credit - Secured Transactions 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Thursday, January 11, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment UCC Article 9: Common, Uncommon and Special Collateral Types and Anti-Assignment Clause Overrides - Secured Transactions 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio UCC Article 9: Common, Uncommon and Special Collateral Types and Anti-Assignment Clause Overrides - UCC Article 9: Common, Uncommon and Special Collateral Types and Anti-Assignment Clause Overrides, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg UCC Article 9: Common, Uncommon and Special Collateral Types and Anti-Assignment Clause Overrides - UCC Article 9: Common, Uncommon and Special Collateral Types and Anti-Assignment Clause Overrides, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Secured Transactions 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Secured Transactions 2019: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Monday, January 07, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Secured Transactions 2019: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Monday, January 07, 2019, New York, NY
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