Sara Carlesimo is Director and Managing Counsel at BNY Mellon, Markets Legal for the Americas. In this role, Sara offers legal and regulatory coverage to the U.S. Cash Equities and Equity Derivative Sales and Trading businesses, Equity Capital Markets and FX Strategy. She advises on issues related to new product initiatives, regulatory developments and cross-border initiatives. Prior to BNY Mellon, Sara held legal and compliance positions at Barclays, NASDAQ OMX and Alliance Bernstein L.P. Sara received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and her undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College. She currently sits as a member of the SIFMA Compliance and Legal Future Leaders Committee.