Susan Lewis, a partner in Sidley’s New York office, practices securities and corporate law, principally in connection with investment funds, advisers and derivatives, including private equity and venture capital funds and their investments.
Susan has worked on a wide range of corporate and securities transactions, both in the United States and in the international marketplace. Her focus includes the structuring of pooled investment vehicles in partnership, limited liability company, joint venture and trust forms and direct ownership vehicles for equity participants in private investment transactions, as well as ongoing representations of these vehicles, their investment advisers and/or investor participants in connection with their operation, governance and investments.
She regularly acts as issuer’s and placement agent’s counsel, and also advises corporate, tax-exempt, pension fund, sovereign institutional investors and intergovernmental development banks in connection with their investments in investment vehicles and their co-investments. Susan has worked on a variety of domestic and offshore public and private investment funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, distressed debt funds, mezzanine funds, hedge funds, arbitrage funds, energy funds, infrastructure funds, funds of funds, business development companies and employees’ securities companies and has advised the investment advisers to those entities.
Susan has participated in panel discussions for the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute and The New York Law Journal seminar series addressing such topics as private investment fund structures and terms, and she writes on the same subjects.
Susan received her JD from New York University School of Law and her MBA (with distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma) and BA (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from New York University.
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