Jeannette Boot advises both sell-side and buy-side clients with respect to trading agreements and transactions, including ISDA documentation, futures, prime brokerage, term commitments, stock lending, repo, custodial arrangements, electronic services agreements and a wide range of derivatives products, both over-the-counter and cleared.

Ms. Boot's practice includes working with swap dealers to create templates for various counterparty-facing transactions. She also works closely with the firm's Broker-Dealer Compliance and Regulation Group to assist dealer clients with regulatory issues related to swaps. In connection with this advice, Ms. Boot has worked with clients on a wide variety of compliance issues related to Dodd-Frank and EMIR. In addition, she provides advice regarding various securities laws issues, including concerns related to insider trading and market manipulation.

Ms. Boot also advises corporate clients with respect to all types of derivatives transactions. This includes negotiating ISDA master agreements and interest rate swaps in connection with credit facilities, negotiating various F/X arrangements and negotiating more bespoke equity derivatives transactions, including call spreads, accelerated share repurchases and forward share repurchases and sales.

Additionally, Ms. Boot has provided advice in connection with various litigation and enforcement matters. She has teamed up with WilmerHale's bankruptcy practice in connection with a number of Lehman-related matters, including two matters that are actively being litigated in bankruptcy court. Ms. Boot is the co-author of two amicus briefs on behalf of ISDA in Lehman cases, and has developed thorough knowledge of bankruptcy safe harbors for swaps, securities agreements and repurchase agreements. Ms. Boot has also worked on several large investigations on behalf of financial institutions clients.


  • Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Boot served as general counsel for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, an institutional asset manager, where she was primarily responsible for trading advice and transaction documentation. Before her work with Och-Ziff, Ms. Boot was counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, where she worked in the Equity Derivatives and Financial Institutions Groups. There, her practice focused on a wide range of derivatives, structured products and trading-related matters, and included representation of many of the world's largest financial institutions and hedge fund managers. 
  • In December 2017, Ms. Boot successfully completed a 40-hour mediation and conflict resolution training program with The Center for Understanding In Conflict.


  • Recipient of WilmerHale's "2008 Mentor of the Year Award" in recognition of her generosity and effectiveness in helping associates develop and grow professionally

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  • Education

    • MPS, Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 2021

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 1995

      cum laude
    • BA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley, 1991

      with highest honors
  • Admissions

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. José A. Cabranes, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1996 - 1997



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