Francesca L. Odell is a partner based in the New York office.
Ms. Odell's practice focuses principally on transactions in Latin America, particularly in Brazil, specializing in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, restructurings and project finance.
Ms. Odell is internationally distinguished as one of the best corporate lawyers practicing by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 U.S., The Legal 500 Latin America and Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America's Leading Business Law Firms. In 2013, Ms. Odell was nominated for the "Finance Lawyer of the Year" award at the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards.
Ms. Odell joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2005. She received a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law, where she was a staff editor of the Journal of International Law & Politics. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Ms. Odell is a member of the Bar of New York. Her native language is English, and she is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.