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Kristina M. Zanotti

Partner
+1.202.778.9171
Fax +1.202.778.9100

Ms. Zanotti is a partner in the investment management practice group, concentrating in the ERISA Fiduciary and Derivatives practice areas.

In the ERISA Fiduciary practice area, Ms. Zanotti has substantial experience advising clients regarding fiduciary responsibility matters under ERISA. Ms. Zanotti assists investment advisers, banks and trust companies, fund complexes, and other financial institutions, in navigating ERISA’s prohibited transaction restrictions and exemptions. Ms. Zanotti co-authors chapters on ERISA in two corporate and securities law treatises for the Practicing Law Institute and also teaches a class on ERISA for the D.C. Bar.

In the Derivatives area, Ms. Zanotti represents financial services clients in connection with swap and other derivatives transactions and in negotiating master agreements, including ISDAs, Master Repurchase Agreements, Master Securities Forward Transaction Agreements, futures agreements, cleared derivatives documentation, and related agreements.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, Subcommittee on Trust and Investment Services (Business Law Section, Banking Law Committee) – co-vice chair
  • Worldwide Employee Benefits Network – member

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, Mutual Fund Directors Forum Webinar, “The Department of Labor's New Fiduciary Regulation: Considerations for Mutual Fund Directors,” September 20, 2016.
  • Presenter, The Investment Adviser Association Webinar, “What SEC-Registered Investment Advisers Need to Know About the New ERISA Fiduciary Rules,” May 17, 2016.
  • Presenter, K&L Gates Live Event, “Part II: The Department of Labor's new ‘conflict of interest rule’," Boston, MA, May 12, 2016.
  • Presenter, K&L Gates Webinar, “Non-U.S. Webinar: The U.S. Department of Labor's new ‘conflict of interest rule,’” May 5, 2016.
  • Presenter, K&L Gates Live Event, “Part I: The Department of Labor's new ‘conflict of interest rule,’" New York, NY, May 4, 2016.
  • Presenter, Mutual Funds Education Alliance Webinar, “The DOL Fiduciary Rule Proposal: Top Issues for Mutual Fund Complexes,” Jan. 13, 2016.
  • Panelist, American Bar Association: Business Law Section Meeting, “Are You Sure You’re Not a Fiduciary? What General Business and Financial Institution Lawyers Need to Know About the DOL Proposal to Expand Who is a Fiduciary to Benefit Plans and IRAs,” Chicago, IL, Sept. 17, 2015.
  • Instructor, D.C. Bar, “ERISA Basics Series, Part 4: Fiduciary Responsibilities and Participant Rights,” Washington, DC, 2013, 2014, 2015.