Capital Markets Attorney Of Morrison & Foerster LLP Named One of “The 100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business Magazine

New York (October 1, 2007) – LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Morrison & Foerster LLP announced today that Anna Pinedo, partner in the firm’s Capital Markets group in the New York office, has been named one of “The 100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business magazine. She was recognized for her contribution to the world of securities and derivatives, both on behalf of her clients and her work with regulators to help understand and oversee these complex financial products.

Hispanic Business magazine annually honors 100 Hispanics in academia, government, business, and culture who have made a difference on the national and global stage. This year’s honorees were announced in the October issue of the magazine.

“We are extremely proud that Anna has been recognized with this honor,” said Morrison & Foerster Chair Keith Wetmore. “Morrison & Foerster values diversity and we strive to foster a workplace that celebrates the background of each or our employees. Clients appreciate Anna’s experience and creative thinking in the structuring of complex financial products.”

“I am honored to receive this recognition,” said Ms. Pinedo. “I’m proud of my heritage and thrilled to be a part of a firm that values both diversity and creative legal work on behalf of our clients.”

Ms. Pinedo specializes in securities and derivatives transactions at Morrison & Foerster. She has built a successful practice and earned a reputation on Wall Street for creating innovative financial products and new financing techniques. She represents investment banks/financial intermediaries, issuers and investors in financing transactions, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities and hybrid instruments. Ms. Pinedo has been named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, IFLR, and The Legal 500 – United States. Ms. Pinedo was also a recipient in 2007 of a Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which honors excellence in legal writing.

About Morrison & Foerster

With more than one thousand lawyers in eighteen offices around the world, Morrison & Foerster offers clients comprehensive, global legal services in business and litigation. The firm is distinguished by its unsurpassed expertise in finance, life sciences, and technology, its legendary litigation skills, and an unrivaled reach across the Pacific Rim, particularly in Japan and China. We have one compelling mission: to deliver success for our clients.

Recognized as one of the leading capital markets firms in the U.S. and Asia.
By volume, in 2006, over $200 billion in securities offerings.
Ranked by Chambers USA and by Chambers Global as one of the leading derivatives practices.
Structured Products magazine Law Firm of the Year, Americas (2006 and 2007).
Annually ranked by Bloomberg, Thomson Financial and The American Lawyer as one of the leading firms for issuer and underwriter representations for initial public offerings, international offerings, REIT offerings, offerings of hybrid and preferred securities and debt offerings.
Named a leading firm in the “The BTI Client Service 30” (based on client interviews).
For five of the last six years, Morrison & Foerster has been ranked the leading firm by Vault for diversity.

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