Sachiyo Sakemi, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock's Legal & Compliance Department. She joined BlackRock in the fall of 2012. Sakemi is the head of legal coverage for trading in the Americas at BlackRock. She has responsibility for legal coverage and documentation of OTC derivatives, cleared derivatives, futures, repo, prime brokerage and securities lending, as well as legal coverage of trading in equities, bonds, loans and structured products. She also oversees legal coverage of the transition management business and the CLO business. Prior to joining BlackRock, Sakemi was legal coverage for Morgan Stanley's credit derivatives, fixed income repo and securities lending, structured products, insurance solutions and bond trading businesses. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, she was an associate at Sidley Austin in New York as a member of the Structured Finance practice group focusing on cash and synthetic CDOs, OTC derivatives transactions, asset-backed commercial paper programs, RMBS, CMBS and other ABS transactions.