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Tess Virmani

Deputy General Counsel & EVP - Head of Policy

tvirmani@lsta.org / (212) 880-3006

Tess Virmani is Deputy General Counsel, Head of Policy at the LSTA.  As a member of the senior leadership team, Tess heads the LSTA’s policy initiatives and serves as lead on all ESG initiatives. In this broad role, Tess has the opportunity to further the Association’s mission of promoting a fair, orderly, and efficient loan market. She and the Policy team engage with market participants, press and regulators on issues and developments in the global loan market. The LSTA’s Policy team offers thought-leadership through publications, conferences, and webcasts.  On ESG developments, the Association has been significantly involved in sustainable lending and ESG reporting in private markets since the emergence of this trend. On behalf of the Association, Tess founded and serves as Co-Secretariat on the ESG Integrated Disclosure Project and maintains global sustainable loan frameworks, such as the Green Loan Principles and Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles.

Prior to joining the LSTA, Tess practiced as a finance attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. She received a B.S. in International Politics from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She is admitted as an attorney in New York. She is a Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Credential Holder and holds a CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.

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