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Corporate Lawyer

Tripoli Heights, Virginia, 22025, United States
January 07, 2019

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Melissa Peach A: **** Saltwater Drive, Montclair, VA 22025

T: +1-850-***-****



The University of Melbourne – Juris Doctor, Melbourne, Australia December 2014 The Florida State University – B.S in International Affairs, Tallahassee, Florida April 2011 QUALIFICATIONS

Bar Admission: New York (pending admission, expected January 2019) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Piedmont Fund Services – Herndon, Virginia

Investor Relations September 2015 – November 2018

• Investor Relations, AML and regulatory compliance for a leading provider of fund administration services to institutional and alternative investment fund managers including hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate funds, impact funds, outsourced CIOs, foundations and endowments.

• Main point of contact for investors and fund managers o Liaised directly with clients regarding offering documents, investor onboarding, transfers of interest, investor inquiries, authentication of contact/wire instruction updates, regulatory inquiries, investor statements, and other ad hoc requests/projects o Maintained fund and investor records for online access portal o Monitored bank account activity on an ongoing basis to confirm movement of funds o Prepared and distributed client correspondence, investor statements and contract notes

• Reviewed fund offering documents and managed related issues

• Oversaw and managed the investor onboarding process o Processed and confirmed investor subscriptions, redemptions, and transfers o Ensured regulatory compliance by providing AML and due diligence support

• Developed and administered robust internal compliance programs o Created internal AML policies and procedures, testing, tracking, and training o Maintained centralized client AML profiles and storage of KYC documents o Established a process for periodic review/KYC refresh for all high/low risk clients

• Knowledge of U.S. and international AML/KYC regulations and best practices

• In-depth understanding of typical legal structures, operations, and regulations for alternative investment funds, including 1940 Act obligations and exclusions/exemptions and regulatory enforcement

• Managed Investor Relations projects by assessing business needs, identifying key stakeholders, analyzing key risks, assisting with the production of business requirements documents and project plans

• Initiated thought leadership campaign through original content creation for newsletters and white papers Lumen Industries LLC – Washington, D.C.

Legal & Insurance Analyst, Executive Assistant March 2015 – June 2015

• Assisted the CEO with preparing, launching, and maintaining a healthcare startup

• Managed special projects assigned by the Managing Director to streamline and develop firm processes

• Developed relationships to maintain a high level of service for internal and external stakeholders Melissa Peach A: 4901 Saltwater Drive, Montclair, VA 22025 T: +1-850-***-****



Clifford Chance – Prague, Czech Republic

Legal Intern July 2014

• Conducted business development research, analyzed Asian investments in Central and Eastern Europe

• Collaborated with lawyers in the corporate law division on a client case by: o Researched aspects of Australian, English, and Dutch corporations law and tort law o Analyzed case-specific conflict of laws issues

Asia-Pacific Centre for Military Law – Melbourne, Australia Research Assistant October 2013-April 2014

• Proofread and edited chapters for the Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict

• Proficient in the Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities and Routledge citation standards International Detention Coalition – Melbourne, Australia Research Assistant September 2013-February 2014

• Conducted research for a Position Statement on the topic of stateless persons to support the IDC’s domestic, regional, and international advocacy work

• Clarified the issue and applicable human rights standards with regards to contentious/emerging areas of importance within migration management practices and immigration detention

• Produced research summaries which provided the legal and evidentiary basis for final Position Statement Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, in Association with Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung – Jakarta, Indonesia Legal Intern January-February 2013

• Analyzed court decisions and statements, laws and regulations, contracts and articles of association, academic papers, evidence, and news in English and Bahasa Indonesia

• Researched anti-corruption laws, foreign investment regulations, public law, corporate legal matters

• Collaborated with and assisted associates and international counsel on litigation and corporate projects, attended team and client meetings, liaised and collaborated on litigation and corporate projects with counsel from the Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore Office

• Drafted correspondence, internal memorandums, and translations of legal documents PUBLICATIONS

• Ian Asvakovith, Douglas Nehm & Melissa Peach, Evolution of the Private Equity Industry: A New Era of Maturity and Institutionalization, Piedmont Fund Services, April 2017

• Melissa Peach, Eye of the Tiger: Examining Tensions in Indonesia’s Trade Regime, CURRENTS: INT’L TRADE L.J., Winter 2013, at 38

• Peach, M., Casserleigh, A., & Skillman, B. (2011). Proceedings of TIEMS 2011: Qualitative Research on Terror Network Influence in Indonesia. Bucharest, Romania Melissa Peach A: 4901 Saltwater Drive, Montclair, VA 22025 T: +1-850-***-****



Asia-Pacific Youth Organisation – Melbourne, Australia Branch Director November 2013-November 2014

• Promoted APYO’s core mission to facilitate constructive engagement of young leaders in legal, political, and economic issues facing the Asia-Pacific region, tailored to local markets and capabilities

• Facilitated and promoted international engagement programs and opportunities for young leaders to attend regular presentations by experts on current legal, political, and economic issues facing the region

• Communicated efficiently with APYO headquarters in Canberra, managed and provided ongoing support of other executives to reach individual goals

• Identified funding opportunities, negotiated and developed partnerships and sponsorships

• Oversaw budget proposal and financial report

The Prague Summer School on International Business Transactions – Prague, Czech Republic Student Delegate June-July 2014

• Awarded the Prague Summer School Scholarship

• Intensive seminars on corporate governance, E.U. law, labor law, contracts, dispute resolution, insolvency law, M&A, joint ventures, energy law, competition law, capital markets, IP & IT law, and WTO law Asia-Pacific Youth Organisation APEC Youth Summit, U.S. Representative September-October 2013

• Represented the U.S. in APYO’s Lead Asia-Pacific Program at the 2013 APEC Summit in Bali, Indonesia

• Created and presented a policy recommendation on banking and investment, questioning the need for additional mechanisms to safeguard the financial industry from abuse by organized crime

• Increased communication and facilitation skills through a limited consultation process within the APEC forum by presenting policy recommendations to key stakeholders present at the APEC Summit De Minimis, University of Melbourne Law School Newspaper, Co-Chief Editor, Staff Contributor February 2013-November 2014

• Provided final edits to content prepared for every issue

• Collaborated with the Editorial Board to decide upon the content of every issue

• Contributed regular news and opinion pieces

• Increased student engagement and total readership by 1200% through increased paper circulation, improved Web presence, and timely content.


• Bahasa Indonesia – fluent

• Bahasa Melayu – advanced

• French – conversational

• Arabic – conversational

• Russian – elementary

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