Meet Donna Parisi -
Donna Parisi

Donna Parisi

Partner Shearman & Sterling LLP


With over 20 years of legal experience, Donna Parisi is a Derivatives Partner and Global Head of Financial Services and FinTech at Shearman & Sterling and have built a reputation for delivering innovative ideas and solutions to financial institutions, FinTechs and other market participants. She has a broad and deep knowledge of financial institutions, evolving regulatory requirements and the business opportunities and challenges faced by her clients.

As the financial services sector faces disruption by both new non-financial institution players and emerging technology, she continues to remain at the forefront of industry developments by supporting both the burgeoning FinTech community and her financial services clients.

Donna is thrilled to spearhead the firm’s FinTech Foundry program, which supports the FinTech-related activities of our clients and the wider global FinTech ecosystem including financial institutions, FinTech start-ups, accelerators and incubators, venture capital and private equity investors, and policymakers. This program provides opportunities to connect, share insights and provide legal advice to the innovators shaping the future of financial services.

On a day-to-day basis, she advises clients on the full range of derivatives, structured products, securitization, capital markets, and commodities matters. In particular, she helps clients develop and structure new financial products and has extensive experience in the negotiation and documentation of OTC derivative transactions across all asset classes.

Given her genuine passion for advancing career opportunities for women, she is also proud to lead Shearman Women, the firm’s women’s initiative.

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