Willa Cohen Bruckner is a partner in the Financial Services & Products Group in the firm’s New York office. She concentrates on derivatives, structured products and alternative investments and brings to her practice over 30 years of experience as a financial services attorney. Ms. Bruckner has worked extensively in new product development and in the negotiation and documentation of a wide variety of derivatives products and complex financial transactions, and she advises on derivatives products under the Dodd-Frank Act. Ms. Bruckner works with clients throughout the lifecycle of a trade or investment, up to and including termination and dispute resolution. Her advice is practical and draws on her experience as internal counsel on both the buy-side and the sell-side.
Ms. Bruckner is chairperson for the over-the-counter derivatives subcommittee of the New York City Bar Futures and Derivatives Committee. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law – New York.
Prior to joining Alston & Bird, Ms. Bruckner was general counsel for a family investment office and fund of funds and a capital markets attorney for major financial institutions. She received her J.D. from The University of Pennsylvania Law School, her M.A. in economics from Yale University and her B.S. with High Distinction and with Highest Honors in mathematics from the University of Michigan.