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Ruthann Granito


New York, NY, USA


Ruthann Granito, Esq. (formerly Niosi) is a former Assistant United States Attorney, and ex-SEC enforcement attorney.  Her law practice for the past 30 years has focused in the financial industry arena representing banks, brokers, broker-dealers, insurance companies, investment advisors and affiliated entities on a wide variety of issues, ranging from FOCUS filings, market manipulation, sales practice abuses, to the banal.   Also QLTT qualified as a Solicitor in the UK and Wales, she has extensive experience in both domestic and foreign bank and broker-dealer audits, having worked alongside the FSA (England) and CONSOB (Italy).  She is experienced in SOX, FCPA, Dodd Frank, AML, Source of Funds, and overall Corporate Governance, Compliance and Risk Management. Further, she is an industry expert in the area of Insurance Regulations and the sale of Indexed Annuities, representing one of the largest FMOs in the field. An arbitrator with FINRA, the AAA and an International Arbitrator, she is a seasoned practitioner in the fields of arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution both domestically and abroad.  She has performed compliance reviews in Europe, the Middle East and United States for one of the largest banks in the world. She is the author of several books including The Framework for Internationalization of Foreign Companies into the United States; Sources of Funding for SME’s in Italy; Officer and Director Liability under Italian Law, and The Regulatory Framework for Dinner Seminars and the Sale of Insurance Products.  Also the CEO of GRANITO Ltd in the United States and GRANITO Srl in Europe, her companies specialize in cross-border corporate advisory services to clients in diverse industries and businesses, and she maintains a global presence through offices in New York, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Milan, Rome, Cagliari, London and Livorno.  Each office provides an operational base for regional and globally experienced professional staff and associates representing specialized areas of expertise. The Rome, Milan and Cagliari offices additionally provide home to multi-national lawyers.  Ruthann is the 2014 International Recipient of the Mela d’Ora Award which signifies she is  qualified to sit on the board of publically traded companies in Europe.
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