Melanie Ball joined LexisNexis in February 2015 having previously been an associate at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP within the Financial Institution Regulatory practice. Melanie was also a member of Orrick’s European Litigation Group. Prior to joining Orrick in 2012, Melanie worked in an advisory role at Morgan Stanley and was a solicitor at DLA Piper UK LLP.
Prior to joining LexisNexis Michelle worked at Bingham McCutchen LLP as a financial services associate in Washington, DC and London. At Bingham, Michelle represented financial institutions in connection with regulatory investigations and enforcement actions and advised UK and foreign broker-dealers regarding doing business in the USA. Michelle spent 6 months on secondment at JP Morgan in New York.
Paul Estlin has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services regulatory arena and has worked in private practice, in house and at the regulator- at Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds, Shoosmiths and Rosenblatt Solicitors, where Paul headed up the firm’s Financial Services Regulatory practice; in legal and compliance roles at Standard Bank and Barclays Wealth; and at the Financial Services Authority and, before that, the Personal Investment Authority.
Cheryl is a barrister with expertise within the banking and financial services industry. Cheryl has experience of a broad range of advisory work in banking, corporate and retail finance, and investment management, working with clients including clearing and investment banks, issuers, borrowers, asset managers, retail lenders and institutional investors advising on such matters as the creation of investment vehicles and bond issues, regulatory and compliance frameworks for authorised firms, as well as leveraged and structured finance on behalf of venture capitalists. More recently, Cheryl has focused on the implementation and impact of AIFMD on alternative investment managers. She is a member of the Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry.
Cheryl has held positions at DLA Piper LLP and has extensive experience in-house, acting as General Counsel and Group Legal and Compliance Director for a number of financial services organisations to include Midroc Holdings, Davenham Trust Plc, Paymex Group, and Intrum Justitia B.V.
Chris is a member of the New York Bar with more than two decades of experience as a financial services and capital markets lawyer in London. Before joining LexisNexis in 2016, Chris worked as a Senior Professional Support Lawyer at Linklaters LLP, supporting the firm’s market-leading Financial Regulation Group, with a particular focus on MiFID II. Chris also worked as Legal Analyst at Bloomberg, where he drafted analytical articles on EU, UK and US financial services law and regulation for Bloomberg journals and developed practical guidance content for the award-winning Bloomberg LAW legal research platform. Prior to that, Chris was a partner in the U.S. law group at Allen & Overy, advising issuers and underwriters on a wide range of capital markets and corporate finance transactions including SEC-registered and Rule 144A debt and equity offerings and mergers and acquisitions, as well as providing general U.S. securities law advice. He also co-founded the firm’s Microfinance Working Group and advised on a variety of matters including two landmark securitisations of loans to microfinance institutions.
Chris has written extensively on legal and regulatory issues for numerous publications and lectured on financial regulation, microfinance and capital markets.
Before joining LexisNexis Tony was a partner for many years in the financial markets department of Simmons & Simmons, where he covered structured products, derivatives, debt capital markets, structured trade finance, emerging markets and many other types of financial transactions. He has extensive experience of transactions in Russia, Spain and Latin America and a number of other jurisdictions.
Charlene is a solicitor and member of the New York, Maine and New Hampshire bars. Charlene has over twenty years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance sector gained both in-house and in private practice. Having held roles in leading global institutions, AIG, Aon, Reinsurance Group of America and Bupa, both in the UK and US, Charlene has advised on an array of domestic and international contentious and non-contentious corporate, commercial, and regulatory issues.
Prior to joining LexisNexis in 2016 as a paralegal, Lauren was an adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service. There she resolved consumers’ complaints, and gained knowledge about a wide variety of financial products. Before this she studied Law at Nottingham Trent University.