The Dealer Team at Harry Jho LLC provides legal counsel to top investment banks in the prime brokerage and securities finance space. Under the supervision of experienced senior attorneys, Analysts work closely with leading sell-side clients to manage counterparty risk and negotiate a wide breadth of trading agreements, including prime brokerage arrangements, repurchase agreements and securities lending agreements.
Analysts on the Dealer Team can expect to work with a motivated and supportive team as they develop a comprehensive understanding of these financial instruments through the lens of major broker-dealers. By supporting in-house legal teams, Analysts gain valuable exposure to the front office and operations units of our clients. The Firm’s diverse roster of high-profile clients provides Analysts with a broad market perspective. With this comprehensive experience, Dealer Team alumni are especially well-positioned to launch successful careers in the legal and financial fields.
Todd Blanke, Partner
Mr. Blanke has specialized in trading products throughout his career, covering prime brokerage and both OTC credit and equity derivative products. Mr. Blanke has served as the lead attorney for fixed-income prime brokerage at Bank of America and as the senior transactional lawyer responsible for equity prime brokerage and equity financing derivatives products at both Bank of America and BNP Paribas.
Mr. Blanke is an honors graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He also holds degrees from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was formerly associated with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Bank of America and, most recently, BNP Paribas, where he was Director and Counsel.
Myriam Jean-Baptiste, Director and Senior Analyst
Ms. Jean-Baptiste joined Harry Jho LLC in 2010. Since then, she has specialized in sell-side negotiations and has spearheaded key training and infrastructure projects at the Firm. In her role as Director, she manages a team of Analysts supporting industry-leading investment banks in areas of compliance, securities finance, equity derivatives and related trading agreements.
Ms. Jean-Baptiste has worked with industry groups on drafting improved documentation tools across the derivatives space. She has supported various large-scale efforts at major dealers to audit and synthesize historical and current trading relationships to meet internal and regulatory mandates. Ms. Jean-Baptiste holds a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Fordham University. She is fluent in French and Spanish.
Thomas joined the firm in 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree, with general honors, from the University of Chicago ’15 in Political Science.
Jonathan joined the firm in 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont ’17 in Music.
Selena joined the firm in 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame ’18 in International Economics.