Deanna Beck (Minasi) is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement group. Based in New York, Deanna’s practice includes a diverse range of complex commercial litigation, governmental investigations, and regulatory matters. She also maintains an active pro bono practice. During law school, Deanna was an associate editor for the Fordham Law Review and participated in the Legislative and Policy Advocacy Clinic and the Immigrant Rights Clinic. She also interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.


  • Represents a variety of clients, including leading financial institutions and public companies, in connection with regulatory and governmental inquiries, investigations, examinations, and enforcement actions.
  • Represented a global asset manager in connection with a major SEC enforcement action related to the underperformance, and eventual liquidation of, several large hedge funds that underperformed significantly during the COVID-19 market downturn.
  • Obtained dismissal in the Southern District of New York of $1 billion in fraudulent conveyance claims as lead defense counsel for shareholders that invested in a major publicly-traded fashion company prior to its leveraged buyout and subsequent bankruptcy, and secured affirmance from the Second Circuit.
  • Obtained dismissal of a class action complaint filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery challenging a $5.1 billion acquisition of a biopharmaceutical company, and secured a unanimous affirmance from the Delaware Supreme Court en banc.
  • Obtained complete victory for a major financial institution in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration proceeding held before a three-member Panel in New York.
  • Represents a major financial institution and its subsidiary in a class action brought on behalf of users of an electronic trading platform for foreign exchange transactions.  Plaintiffs bring claims in the Southern District of New York for antitrust violations under the Sherman Act, RICO, and fraud, as well as other New York common law claims.
  • Spent approximately six months on a client secondment providing advice and support to a global private equity firm in connection with an SEC examination.

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