Education

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
Columbia University, M.A.
Boston College, B.A.

Deirdre K. Pierson

Partner

  • New York
  • 120 Broadway
  • 32nd Floor
  • New York, NY 10271
  • 212-238-3130

Ms. Pierson specializes in the representation of banking institutions acting as corporate trustees and agents in virtually all types of domestic and global transactions.  Ms. Pierson's expertise includes foreign currency-denominated debt offerings, diversified payment rights transactions, Trust Indenture Act-qualified transactions, secured and unsecured debt transactions, private placements pursuant to Rule 144A and Reg S, project financings, and asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations.  With a major segment of her practice dedicated to structured finance transactions, Ms. Pierson provides interpretive guidance on disclosure and reporting requirements under Regulation AB and The Dodd-Frank Act, and has conducted multiple in-house training sessions for her banking clients on these matters.  Prior to her representation of corporate trust departments of major banks, Ms. Pierson advised issuers and underwriters in public and private debt and equity offerings.  In addition to being admitted in New York, Ms. Pierson is a Solicitor, admitted to practice in the Courts of England and Wales.  Ms. Pierson is conversant in German.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a financial institution acting as trustee in a internet search firm's first debt offering.
  • Representation of a financial institution acting as trustee in a software company's first convertible note debt offering.
  • Representation of a financial institution acting as trustee in automobile manufacturers' asset-backed note issuances.
  • Representation of a financial institution acting as trustee in Diversified Payment Rights (DPR) transactions.
  • Representation of a financial institution as indenture trustee in connection with the issuance of notes by an entity controlled by the Government of Panama.
  • Representation of a financial institution acting as depositary, consent agent and trustee in connection with consent solicitations of Turkish and Brazilian banking institutions, and numerous US corporations.
  • Representation of a financial institution as trustee, collateral agent and warrant agent in multiple collateralized offerings of units made up of notes and warrants.

Admissions

New York, 1998
Solicitor, England and Wales, 2010

Education

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
Columbia University, M.A.
Boston College, B.A.

Professional Activities

Member, Law Society of England and Wales,
Member, Trustee Committee of Structured Finance Industry Group.
Leader of in-house training sessions for banking clients.