Barbara Day has extensive experience in the international development finance area. In 2000, she joined Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) as a project attorney and served in a number of capacities, with much of her OPIC career focused on the investment funds. While at OPIC, Ms. Day served as Associate General Counsel for Investment Funds, including two years as Acting Head of the Investment Funds Department. She retired from OPIC in June 2017 as Deputy Counsel/General Counsel.
While at OPIC, Ms. Day served as primary in-house counsel on multiple loans to debt and equity funds, as well as restructurings. As Associate General Counsel, she was responsible for standardizing the requirements for anti-corruption/KYC/character due diligence for investment funds transactions, and she led the legal work related to restructuring OPIC’s investment funds product to develop an “unlevered” as well as “levered” loan facility. She was integrally involved in the development of the Innovative Financial Intermediary Program (IFIP) and the IFIP Small Funds template documents.
Before joining OPIC, Ms. Day was a partner with the law firm Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on business transactions and insolvencies. She received a J.D. cum laude from Notre Dame Law School and an LL.M in International and Comparative Law with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center during a sabbatical year. Ms. Day serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan Law School’s International Transactions Clinic.