Nesa E. Hassanein

Nesa E. Hassanein grew up on Long Island in New York, one of five siblings. Her father immigrated to the United States from Egypt and her mother was from the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Kentucky. Both her parents instilled in her the importance of having a dream and believing that … Read more

Karen Cottle

Karen Cottle has fifteen years of experience as a General Counsel of public companies. From 2002 to 2012, she was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Adobe Systems Incorporated. As a member of Adobe’s senior management team, Karen was involved in all aspects of the company’s business, … Read more

Mary B. Cranston


Chair and CEO of a Global 100 Law Firm with a sustained track record in driving revenue growth, leading successful mergers, innovating client service models and streamlining operations which doubled profitability and productivity.  Fifteen plus years as a public company director with experience in the financial payments, biotech, … Read more

Marlene Alva

Practice Areas 

Asset Management 

Assisted private equity and hedge fund sponsors such as DLJ, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley in achieving business goals while assuring compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements by analyzing, structuring and drafting the economic and legal terms of partnership and limited liability company … Read more