Leslie M. Norwood is Managing Director and Associate General Counsel of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). She has served SIFMA and its predecessor organizations for over 12 years. As the Head of the Municipal Securities Division, Ms. Norwood is responsible for the legal, regulatory, and marketing practice initiatives of the Association relating to all municipal securities products.
Prior to Joining SIFMA, Ms. Norwood was an Associate in the Corporate and Securities department at Greenberg Traurig. She also spent 6 years as an Associate in the Public Finance department of Sidley Austin LLP (formerly known as Brown & Wood LLP) where she represented bond issuers, borrowers, and underwriters in fixed and variable rate transactions; general obligation, subject to appropriation and revenue bond (public power, education, health care, and cultural institutions) transactions and transactions with credit enhancement.
Ms. Norwood received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the New York, New Jersey, and California Bars.