White & Case Hires Senior SEC Official as a Partner in Washington, DC

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Global law firm White & Case LLP continues to strengthen its Global Capital Markets Practice with the addition of Era Anagnosti as a partner in Washington, DC.

Anagnosti comes to the Firm from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she worked for more than ten years in Disclosure Operations, most recently serving as Acting Assistant Director for the Office of Financial Services in the Division of Corporation Finance. During her time at the SEC, Anagnosti gained significant experience working on securities matters for registrants within the Office of Manufacturing and Construction, and was a senior advisor in the Office of Risk and Strategy evaluating the Division's competency and integrity of its disclosure programs. In addition to representing the Commission as a Legal Branch Chief at various PLI programs and SEC Speaks, Anagnosti was a key contributor to a number of cross-disciplinary task forces, including the Office of the Chief Counsel's Shareholder Proposal Task Force and the Conflicts Minerals Disclosure Task Force.

"Era has intimate knowledge of the SEC's policies and practices, and has worked closely with its accounting staff in reviewing filings of US and non-US public companies," said Stuart Matty, Head of the Firm's Global Capital Markets Practice. "Era will be a vital asset to our clients as we continue to advise them on complex domestic and cross-border transactions, as well as in their ongoing public company compliance obligations." In this way, Anagnosti's experience is closely aligned with the Firm's work in advising public companies.

In her role as Acting Assistant Director for the Office of Financial Services, Anagnosti led a team responsible for reviewing securities filings for national and international banks, investment advisors and other financial services companies. She was responsible for establishing the Division's disclosure program for initial token offerings, addressing cutting-edge securities matters in fintech, including advising on disclosure and compliance issues for marketplace lending and blockchain initiatives. Prior to joining the SEC, Anagnosti was a corporate transactional attorney at two leading international law firms.

"Continuing to grow our Global Capital Markets Practice is a key pillar of the Firm's strategy" said John Vetterli, White & Case's Head of Americas Capital Markets. "Adding top talent such as Era further deepens our bench of expertise available to all clients, and complements the investments we have made in our Financial Institutions Advisory (FIA) practice given her deep expertise in this sector."

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