OPIC Selects Lisa-Marie Monsanto of Katten Munchin Rosenman as Partner in Enterprise Development Network

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has selected Lisa-Marie Monsanto, a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, to serve as a loan originator for a new alliance with the private sector designed to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) expanding into emerging markets overseas.

The alliance, the Enterprise Development Network (EDN), increases access to OPIC products and services through a network of financial institutions, business consultants, associations, law firms and regional investment promotion agencies.  EDN will also help SMEs by offering more efficient, cost-effective delivery of services through its network of service providers.

As part of the alliance, Monsanto, a commercial finance attorney, will represent project sponsors in connection with their application for OPIC loans, guarantees, grants for technical assistance and political risk insurance, as well as with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of their financing package.  For more information, visit

Founded in 1974, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 600 attorneys in locations across the United States and an affiliate in London.  The firm’s business-savvy professionals provide clients in numerous industries with sophisticated, high-value legal services, with a focus on commercial finance, corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, intellectual property and trusts and estates.  Among our clients are a wide range of public and private companies, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals.  For additional information, visit