As a Partner at JonesDay, Maria has built an emerging technologies and markets practice that leverages global capital markets and technology relationships in key jurisdictions around the world. Some of the technologies she has advised on include pharmaceutical products, drug delivery systems, biotechnology, medical device, emissions reduction, and renewable energy, such as wind, solar, and biofuels. Maria advises clients on initial public offerings, SEC compliance, mergers and acquisitions, antitakeover, complex licensing, and corporate alliances as well as mergers and acquisitions strategies. She has represented some of the top brands and technologies in transactions tapping into emerging markets all over the world, including Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. In the U.S., Maria has worked on numerous venture capital and private equity transactions and has managed more than 50 initial and secondary public offerings on the NASDAQ and NYSE. She also has extensive experience working on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and collaborations in research and development, manufacturing and international commercialization, and distribution. Prior to joining Jones Day, Maria represented a California private equity investment in the Brazilian ethanol markets, a U.K. private equity investment in a California wind technology company with European and Chinese components, and a joint venture with Indian outsourcing components. She also counseled on the establishment of a manufacturing joint venture in China. She is a member of the State Bar of California.