Partner with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

A financial executive with considerable experience in the alternative investments sector, Deborah Festa currently serves as a partner with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, in Los Angeles, California. In this capacity, she oversees activities of the firm’s West Coast Alternative Investments Group and plays an integral role in the firm’s investment management and West Coast securitization practices. Deborah Festa works closely with a broad range of financial-market participants and draws upon several sophisticated capital-raising strategies and investment-management platforms.

Before taking up her current responsibilities, Deborah Festa spent several years as a partner with the Investment Funds & Securitization Practice Group of O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles. During her time with the firm, she served on the Senior Management Committee and represented financial institutions in multiple types of transactions.

Festa holds a JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. Outside of the office, she enjoys golfing, cooking, and traveling internationally.