Tala has extensive experience in the negotiation, structure and use of derivative transactions. She advises banks, dealers and other entities on a broad range of derivative products including interest rate swaps, credit derivatives, currency swaps, commodity swaps and other hedging arrangements. Tala is well informed on changing regulatory and legal issues and industry initiatives. She also advises clients on regulatory matters relating to derivatives, particularly with respect to issues raised by the Dodd-Frank Act. Tala’s experience working at both a large law firm and at an international banking institution allows her to assist clients in the analysis of complex legal issues and advise on the implementation of compliance solutions for large international investment banks and other financial institutions facing the regulatory requirements of Dodd-Frank and EMIR.

Tala graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Skidmore College and received her J.D., magna cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law where she served as Articles & Notes Editor on the St. John’s Law Review. She was formerly associated with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York.