Dechert Partners Fumai and Swihart Shortlisted for Women in Business Law Awards – Dechert partners Allison Fumai and Laura Swihart have been named to the Rising Stars Shortlist for the Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards, which honor female lawyers for their professional accomplishments, advocacy and influence.

Fumai has been nominated in the corporate category, and Swihart has been nominated in the finance category. The Women in Business Law Awards will be presented during a reception in New York at Essex House on Wednesday, June 5.

Fumai, a partner in the firm’s financial services practice, advises on the development and launch of new funds. In addition to advisory work concerning compliance and regulatory matters, mergers, liquidations and restructuring of funds, she represents a significant number of exchange-traded fund sponsors and exchange-traded funds in connection with exemptive relief and the launch of unique products.

Swihart, a partner in Dechert’s finance and real estate practice, represents financial institutions and funds as both sellers’ and purchasers’ counsel in connection with whole mortgage loans, participation interests, B notes and mezzanine loans. Her extensive experience also includes serving as counsel for underwriters and issuers in connection with the issuance of commercial mortgage-backed securities.

“We are very proud that Allison and Laura have been named as finalists for these prestigious awards,” said Dechert CEO Daniel O’Donnell.

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