About Deborah

Deborah S.  Prutzman is an American lawyer and writer. She writes about her life in the U.S. and Montenegro, and stories of her extended family, as well as professional articles concerning legal issues. She is the author, together with her mother, Adaline Sorace, of Addie of the Flint Hills, which received the Kansas Notable Book Award in 2010.

Deborah has had a distinguished legal career, serving as general counsel to leading U.S. and international financial services firms, including two organizations that are recognized as being of systemic significance. She was a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Arnold & Porter. Currently Deborah is CEO of The Regulatory Fundamentals Group LLC, a consulting firm she founded that represents leading institutional investors.

Deborah is a recipient of the Order of Danillo (a Montenegrin chivalrous order); the mother of Sarah L. and D. Stephen Prutzman, and grandmother of Henry and Evelyn Meyer. She attended Columbia Law School, where she was on law review. She is married to Joel Scharfstein and divides her time between New York, Connecticut and Montenegro.

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