Anna Pinedo


A Partner with Morrison Foerster, Ms. Pinedo works closely with financial institutions to create and structure innovative financing techniques, including new securities distribution methodologies and financial products. Ms. Pinedo has particular financing expertise in certain industries, including working with technology-based companies, telecommunications companies, healthcare companies, financial institutions, REITs and consumer finance companies. Ms. Pinedo has worked closely with foreign private issuers in their securities offerings in the United States and in the Euro markets. She also has worked with financial institutions in connection with international offerings of equity and debt securities, equity- and credit-linked notes, and hybrid and structured products, as well as medium-term note and commercial paper programs.

In the derivatives area, Ms. Pinedo counsels a number of major financial institutions acting as dealers and participants in the commodities and derivatives markets. Ms. Pinedo advises on structuring issues, as well as on regulatory issues, including those arising under the Dodd-Frank Act. Her work focuses on foreign exchange, equity and credit derivatives products, and structured derivatives transactions. Ms. Pinedo has experience with a wide range of transactions and structures, including collars, swaps, forward and accelerated repurchases, forward sales, hybrid preferred stock, and off-balance sheet structures. Ms. Pinedo also has advised derivatives dealers regarding their Internet sites and other Internet and electronic signature/delivery issues, as well as on compliance matters.

Ms. Pinedo regularly speaks at conferences and participates in panel discussions addressing securities law issues, as well as the securities issues arising in connection with derivatives and other financial products. She is the co-author of JOBS Act Quick Start, published by International Financial Law Review (2014), contributor to OTC Derivatives Regulation Under Dodd-Frank: A Guide to Registration, Reporting, Business Conduct, and Clearing (Thomson Reuters, 2014), co-author of Considerations for Foreign Banks Financing in the US, published by International Financial Law Review (2012), Liability Management: An Overview (2011), published by International Financial Law Review, co-author of Covered Bonds Handbook, published by Practising Law Institute (2010), co-author of the treatise Exempt and Hybrid Securities Offerings, published by Practising Law Institute (2009, second edition 2011) and also co-author of BNA Tax and Accounting Portfolio, SEC Reporting Issues for Foreign Private Issuers (BNA Accounting Policy and Practice Series, 2009). Ms. Pinedo is also a contributing author to Broker-Dealer Regulation (2011, second edition 2012), published by Practising Law Institute. Ms. Pinedo contributed to The Future of Bank Funding and Capital: Solutions for Issuers, Opportunities for Investors (IFR Market Intelligence, 2009). Additionally, Ms. Pinedo co-authored "The Ties that Bind: the Prime-Brokerage Regulation," a chapter in Global Financial Crisis (Globe Law and Business, 2009) and "The Law: Legal and Regulatory Framework," a chapter in PIPEs: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity (Bloomberg, 2006).

J.D., University of Chicago Law School
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
5507 T.M., SEC Reporting Issues for Foreign Private Issuers (co-author)