Chris Donnelly

Chris Donnelly

Chris Donnelly represents investors who have lost money in their securities investments as a result of negligence or abuse. He began his legal career on Wall St. in 1986, during the formative years of structured finance. He then spent over twenty years in the securities industry as a bond analyst, primarily for rating agencies and bond trading desks. Throughout his career, Chris has published many articles on various aspects of structured finance and the bond market. His practice is devoted primarily to institutional investors such as depositories, insurance companies, pension and endowment funds.He holds an undergraduate degree from Rutgers and graduated from law school at The University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an LLM degree in taxation from New York University. He has the distinction of being admitted in 3 states, New York, California and New Jersey.

Bitcoins and Internet Criminality

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Beware of PIPE Fund Investment Fraud

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Why Retaliating Against Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Matters

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One Type of IPO That Is Always Very Risky

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