Ms Kerri Durso > Shearman & Sterling LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Shearman & Sterling LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022-6069
United States

Work Department

Derivatives & Structured Products




Kerri Durso is counsel in Derivatives & Structured Products practice.

Ms. Durso has extensive experience representing buy-side, sell-side, derivatives clearinghouses and other end-user market participants in the structuring and documentation of complex over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives transactions, as well as negotiating triparty arrangements, segregating collateral.  She has assisted clients in the negotiation and documentation of OTC derivative transactions across all asset classes. Ms. Durso also advises on investment management matters, including the representation of U.S. and non-U.S. investment advisory firms and investment funds.  She regularly advises market participants with respect to commodities and other regulatory issues related to derivatives and other financial products, including implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other regulatory reforms.


New York



Pace University School of Law

J.D., magna cum laude

Villanova University

B.A. in Political Science, cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

Shearman & Sterling LLP focuses on complex cross-border derivatives and structured products mandates, often acting on behalf of US and global financial institutions, corporations, and hedge and private equity funds. Its broad range of work extends to niche specialisms such as crypto-asset derivatives, advising banks on trading issues and custody concerning crypto and digital assets, and advising fintech corporates on regulatory compliance. Based in New York, derivatives team leader Donna Parisi is a key asset regarding derivatives, securitization, and structured products, with particular strengths in the options market and exchange-traded futures. She works alongside Geoffrey Goldman and Kerri Durso, both experts in structuring and documenting over-the-counter derivatives.