Deborah R. Srour

Deborah R. Srour

Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
917-512-4332
866-716-3813 (Toll Free)
Email:

Deborah Srour concentrates her practice in the areas of preventing money laundering, terror financing and bank fraud, as well as international commercial agreements and cross-border transactions. She has assisted many foreign financial institutions and companies in establishing offices in the United States, in compliance programs and in asserting claims in the United States and state courts. She has also assisted several clients in establishing offices in New York for corporations. Ms. Srour applies her expertise in commercial law and cross-border transactions to assist in the detection of money laundering, terror financing and bank fraud and in the protection of the interests of financial institutions in the face of these threats.

With respect to Brazil in particular, Ms. Srour has assisted in structuring investments flowing into Brazil, as well as Brazilian investments in the United States and other nations. For several years, she has worked in Brazil representing banks and other financial institutions in the conversion of Brazilian debt. Previously, Ms. Srour was General Counsel for one of the largest privately held banks in New York State. Ms. Srour now numbers among her clients European and Middle Eastern companies with interests in the United States and Brazil. She counsels banks headquartered in New York as well as branches and representative offices of foreign banks in this State.

She has written extensively about money laundering, bank fraud, the Patriot Act, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and is a frequent legal commentator on the Brazilian, French and Spanish Bloomberg television. She has a Masters Degree "lato sensu" from the University of Sao Paulo in International Law and is a member of the Sao Paulo Bar. She is also admitted to Practice Law in New York State and Federal Courts and is a member of the New York Bar Association, the American Bar Association and various Chambers of Commerce.

Ms. Srour served as a visiting professor to the International Law Graduate Course at the University of Sao Paulo Law School, teaching courses in comparative law and litigation in the US. She has also taught courses in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has been a speaker on Corporate and Banking Compliance at the Practicing Law Institute in New York. She graduated from the University of Sao Paulo Law School in 1985 and was admitted to practice law in New York in 1993. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Areas of Practice

  • Prevention of Money Laundering, Terror Financing and Bank Fraud
  • International Commercial Agreements
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Commercial Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1993
  • Sao Paulo, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Courts

Education

  • Universidade de Sao Paulo Faculdade de Direito, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Masters Degree "Lato Sensu"
    • Major: International Law
  • Universidade de Sao Paulo Faculdade de Direito , Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • J.D. - 1985

Classes/Seminars

  • Frequent Legal Commentator, Brazilian, French and Spanish Bloomberg Television
  • Visiting Professor, International Law Graduate Course, Comparative Law and Litigation in the U.S., University of Sao Paulo Law School
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Speaker, Corporate and Banking Compliance, Practicing Law Institute, New York

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sao Paulo Bar, Member
  • New York Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish