Bloomfield College welcomes Ms. Carmen Corrales to the College’s Board of Trustees. Originally from Cuba, Ms. Corrales moved to New Jersey from Spain at a young age. She received her B.A. from University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Harvard University Law School. After clerking for a year, she joined the New York firm of Cleary Gottlieb in 1990. Ms. Corrales became a partner in the firm in 1998 with her practice focusing on corporate and sovereign transactions, including securities offerings by sovereign and corporate issuers and sovereign debt restructuring. Ms. Corrales has extensive experience in international finance transactions, including representing public and private issuers and underwriters in equity and debt offerings in international markets and in the legal structuring and documentation of derivative transactions and complex commercial bank lending transactions.
Ms. Corrales' corporate practice in Latin America is distinguished as one of the best in the region by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America, The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500. Ms. Corrales is a member of the Academy of Political Science's Board of Directors and of the Committee for Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice. She is a member of the Bars in New York and New Jersey. Her native language is Spanish and she is fluent in English and Portuguese. “I am pleased to be on the board of a liberal arts college that pursues and nurtures the talents of students who might not otherwise be able to have this kind of opportunity” says Ms. Corrales. “The administrators and faculty members are creative and passionate professionals who allow their students to explore their potential.”