Krassimira (Krassi) Zourkova concentrates her practice in financial services, with an emphasis in the area of over-the-counter derivatives. She has represented major dealers and various end users (such as hedge funds, utilities, proprietary trading firms, municipalities and others) in structuring, documenting and negotiating a wide spectrum of derivatives products, including interest rate, foreign exchange, commodity, equity, credit and weather swaps and other derivatives. She has advised clients on the use of derivatives in the context of asset management, public finance, private placements, securitizations, project financings and other corporate transactions. Ms. Zourkova has substantial experience in the ISDA documentation framework, as well as repurchase agreements, securities lending agreements, prime brokerage agreements, futures agreements, master netting structures, collateral arrangements, and alternative documents customized on a client-by-client basis. In addition, she has represented hedge fund and commodity pool managers in setting up investment vehicles, developing and updating constituent and offering documents, and managing trading and operational risk.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Zourkova practiced law in New York, working under the supervision of Linda B. Klein, co-author of Documentation for Derivatives.
Ms. Zourkova graduated cum laude from Princeton University, with a BA in art history. She earned her JD from Harvard Law School.
Ms. Zourkova is admitted to practice in California, Illinois and New York. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. She is fluent in Bulgarian, Italian, Russian and Spanish, and has a diploma in Business French from the Paris Chamber of Commerce.