Pilar O'Leary

After graduating from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Languages, Pilar O’Leary served as a Legal Assistant for White & Case LLP in Paris. Utilizing her written and spoken foreign language skills, Pilar O’Leary translated legal documents from French, Spanish, and Italian into English. Additionally, Pilar O’Leary provided attorneys with support through research on European Community, French, and U.S. law focusing on discovery multinational tax structures, international licensing and franchising, construction, and banking. Following her role at White & Case, Pilar O’Leary returned to the United States, accepting a position with Goldman Sachs as an Equity Analyst for their Latin American Trading Desk. She conducted extensive research and analysis of Latin American equity markets and delivered daily updates to trading desk managers regarding the progress of various Latin American stocks. Generating a substantial number of reports and spreadsheets on her findings, Pilar O’Leary also co-authored the Goldman Sachs "1993 Guide to Mexican Equities". Furthering her education, Pilar O’Leary enrolled at the Georgetown University Law Center to pursue her Juris Doctor. An active participant in campus organizations, Pilar O’Leary served as President of La Alianza Del Derecho, Georgetown Law's Latino's Law Student Association. After her first year of law school, she was accepted into the highly competitive United Nations Office of Legal Affairs Internship Program. Through this internship, Pilar O’Leary expanded her understanding of international trade and governance and researched the establishment of the International War Crimes Tribunal as part of support efforts for a Senior Attorney. After graduating from law school, Pilar O’Leary joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. as Associate General Counsel at its division in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then later in the bank's New York offices. Pilar O’Leary advised clients on a number of corporate matters, including securities, mergers & acquisitions, compliance, corporate finance and global derivative products. She developed and negotiated documentation geared toward a variety of counterparties. As her career progressed, she fulfilled roles as Associate General Counsel and later Director and Special Assistant to the COO and CEO of Fannie Mae, as well as Director of The Smithsonian Latino Center. Today, Pilar O’Leary applies her extensive experience to her role as co-founder of Isabella & Ferdinand