Mark Paist

Principal Legal Counsel - Transactions

Mark Paist

Mr. Paist joined Africa50 as Principal Legal Counsel in April 2019. Previously he was the Associate General Counsel for Structured Finance of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for almost 10  years.  As a member of the senior legal affairs team, he served as liaison to the Vice President of Structured Finance and Insurance, supporting OPICs finance, foreign policy, and development goals, while managing the legal aspects of a US$24 billion portfolio. Prior to OPIC, he worked in private practice as a transactional lawyer for Morrison & Foerster LLP in Los Angeles, Washington, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Virginia. 

Mark earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and a BA in Economics from Stanford University. He is an American citizen. 

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