Deborah R. Srour

Of Counsel

Deborah Srour is multilingual attorney, admitted to practice law in the State of New York as well as in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her vast experience includes serving as a visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo Law School, teaching courses in comparative law and litigation in the US, and teaching courses at the University of Pennsylvania Law School on the subject of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ms. Srour has also been a speaker on Corporate and Banking Compliance at the Practicing Law Institute in New York.

Ms. Srour’s legal practice focuses on the areas of preventing money laundering, terror financing and bank fraud, as well as international commercial agreements and cross-border transactions. She has advised and counseled foreign financial institution to assist them in establishing offices in the Unite States, and has structured compliance programs for such clients. Ms. Srour also applies her expertise in commercial law and cross-border transactions to assist in the detection of money laundering, terror financing and bank fraud and in the protection of the interests of financial institutions in the face of these threats.

Ms. Srour’s prior experience includes structuring international investments, including investments flowing into Brazil, as well as Brazilian investments in the United States and working in Brazil representing banks and other financial institutions in the conversion of Brazilian debt. Ms. Srour also held the position as General Counsel for one of the largest privately held banks in New York State.

She has written extensively about money laundering, bank fraud, the Patriot Act, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and is a frequent legal commentator on the Brazilian, French and Spanish Bloomberg television. Ms. Srour is a member of the New York Bar Association, the American Bar Association and various Chambers of Commerce.

EDUCATION
Universidade de Sao Paulo Faculdade de Direito, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Masters Degree “Lato Sensu”
Major: International Law
Universidade de Sao Paulo Faculdade de Direito , Sao Paulo, Brazil

BAR ADMISSIONS
New York, 1993
Sao Paulo, 1987
U.S. Federal Courts

Contact

Phone: (212) 302-9494

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