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Ilona Potiha Laor

Partner

New York

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Ilona Potiha Laor

Partner

New York

Ilona is a Partner in the Leveraged Finance Practice of Allen & Overy’s New York office. 

Her practice includes representing lenders, financial institutions and borrowers in connection with a wide range of financing transactions, including leveraged and investment-grade financings, acquisition financings, spinoffs, cross-border financings, debt restructurings, and other secured and unsecured financings. 

Published Work

  • John C. Coffee, Jr. front cover acknowledgment, “Extraterritorial Financial Regulation: Why E.T. Can't Come Home,” Cornell Law Review (2014)

  • Ilona Potiha and Edward F. Greene, “Issues in the Extraterritorial Application of Dodd-Frank's Derivatives and Clearing Rules, the Impact on Global Markets and the Inevitability of Cross-Border and US Domestic Coordination,” 8(4) Oxford University Press, Oxford Journals: Capital Markets Law Journal (2013)

  • Presenter and conference participant, Oxford Law and Finance “Derivatives Regulation after the Crisis,” University of Oxford Law Faculty, Columbia Law School, Columbia Business School (June 2-22, 2013)

  • Ilona Potiha and Edward F. Greene, “Examining the extraterritorial reach of Dodd-Frank's Volcker rule and margin rules for uncleared swaps--a call for regulatory coordination and cooperation,” 7(3) Oxford University Press, Oxford Journals: Capital Markets Law Journal(2012)

Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

Restructuring

Sectors

Banks

Office

New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2013

Academic

J.D., Columbia Law School, 2012 

  • General S.K. Yee Scholar 
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar 
  • Notes Editor, Columbia Business Law Review

B.A., Economics, magna cum laude, Columbia University, 2009 

  • Phi Beta Kappa