Drue Santora advises Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies and other end-users on structuring, negotiating and documenting interest rate, currency, commodity, credit and equity derivatives transactions, including deal-contingent contracts and total return swaps. He also advises clients on derivative regulatory compliance under Dodd-Frank and EMIR.



Recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Structured Finance: Derivatives and Structured Products, 2018

Honored as a “Rising Star” by IFLR1000, 2017

Recipient, Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2013–2017

Memberships & Affiliations

New York State Bar Association: Derivatives and Structured Products Law Committee


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012, New York
  • 2012, New Jersey (inactive)


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawJ.D.cum laude2011

    Recipient of Monrad Paulsen Scholarship

    Executive Editor, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution

  • State University of New York at Stony BrookB.S., Business Finance & Political Sciencewith Honors, summa cum laude2008
    Men’s Ice Hockey: Team Captain and All-American