Dealer Team

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.

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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 & Managing 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.

David Lee

Vice President & Senior Analyst

David joined the Firm in 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan (’07) in Economics.

Mark Festa

Analyst

Mark joined the Firm in 2020. He holds a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Florida Atlantic University (’19) in Political Science and Sociology.

Rudolph Veiga

Analyst

Rudolph joined the Firm in 2020. He holds both a master’s degree in Management and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Music from the University of Florida (’19).

Samuel Morimoto

Analyst

Samuel joined the Firm in 2020. He holds a bachelor’s degree, with general honors, from Rice University (’20) in Political Science and English.

Danielle Leshner

Analyst

Danielle joined the Firm in 2020. She holds dual bachelor’s degrees, summa cum laude, from Binghamton University (‘20) in Business Administration and Politics, Philosophy and Law.

Emily Ming

Analyst

Emily joined the Firm in 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University (’20) in History and International Affairs with minors in Business Administration and East Asian Studies.

Orren Fox

Analyst

Orren joined the Firm in 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College (’20) in Economics.

Join the Dealer Team

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. Join us.

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