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Seventeenth Annual Private Equity Forum


Speaker(s): Amanda N. Persaud, Andrew L. Wright, Bruce L. Lieb, Carol A. Laham, David S. Allinson, Edward D. Sopher, Glenn R. Sarno, Jeffrey E. Tabak, Jennifer A. Duggins, Jennifer Cattier, Jonathan Kaufman, Kenneth J. Berman, Laura S. Friedrich, Marco V. Masotti, Mateja Maher, Michael Davis, Ross A. Oliver
Recorded on: Jun. 29, 2016
PLI Program #: 148928

Andrew Wright, P.C., is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading attorneys in the field of private investment fund formation. He has counseled domestic and international investment fund sponsors on tens of billions of dollars of private fund formations across a wide variety of strategies, including private equity and leveraged buyout funds, public equities and hedge funds, debt and credit funds, technology and venture capital oriented funds, energy and infrastructure funds, emerging markets and other geographically-oriented funds, “hard asset” funds, and other private investment fund strategies. Andrew routinely assists general partners in devising, documenting and implementing internal firm management, compensation and succession planning arrangements. He also counsels fund managers on a wide range of deal-structuring and regulatory compliance matters. He has been involved as legal counsel in a wide range of complex private fund legal matters, including extraordinary events involving private investment funds and their sponsors, such as “key man” events, parent bankruptcies, investor defaults, strategic investments in a fund sponsor, and other significant transactions.

Andrew is recommended as a leading practitioner in his field in many publications, including Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal, the Guide to the World’s Leading Investment Funds Lawyers and The Legal 500 U.S. where he was described as “one of the best fund formation attorneys out there” and is praised for “knowing the players, the industry, the issues and how to navigate them.”

Andrew received his J.D. from University of Chicago Law School and is a graduate of Harvard University.


Bar Admissions

New Jersey State; New York State

Education

Duke University Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1982)

Duke University (B.A., 1979)

 

Jeffrey Tabak is a founder of the Private Funds practice of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He regularly represents a number of private investment funds, and their sponsors, in connection with their organization and the acquisition and disposition of their investments. He counsels institutional investors and represents a number of money management firms and has been involved in many acquisitions of money managers. He also has a wide-ranging corporate and securities law practice.

Mr. Tabak has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for private equity by Chambers Global and Chambers USA and has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Investment Funds by IFLR1000. He has also been named a “Best Lawyer” for Corporate Law and Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law by Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, Mr. Tabak has been listed among the world’s leading lawyers in Private Funds by The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers, and was named one of America’s “Top 25 Pre-Eminent Private Equity Lawyers” by The Best of the Best USA 2010. In October 2006, Mr. Tabak was named by Private Equity International as one of the thirty most influential lawyers in global private equity.

Mr. Tabak has written and spoken on a variety of topics relating to private investment funds. He is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, and is the Vice Chairman of the ABA Federal Securities Subcommittee on Hedge Funds. Mr. Tabak is active in pro bono matters and is a trustee and secretary of the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and serves as counsel to the Board of Directors of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation. He served as a trustee of Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) USA from 1996 to 2002, was Vice Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 1999 and continues to serve as counsel. HIPPY awarded Mr. Tabak its Founders award in 2006.

Mr. Tabak served as Chair of The Advisory Board for Jewish Life at Duke University from 2009-2012.


Bruce L. Lieb is Managing Partner of Proskauer Rose LLP and a member of Proskauer’s private equity group.  Mr. Lieb formerly served as co-Chair of Proskauer’s Corporate Department and as a member of Proskauer’s seven-person Executive Committee.  Mr. Lieb concentrates his practice on private equity transactions, including the formation of private investment funds, institutional investments and mergers and acquisitions.  He represents sponsors of, investors in and placement agents for buyout funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, funds of funds and hedge funds.

Memberships

Private Investment Fund Forum

Awards & Recognition

Best Lawyers "New York City Corporate Lawyer of the Year" 2013

Lawdragon "500 Leading Lawyers in America" 2007

Lawdragon "3000 Leading Lawyers in America" 2010

Best Lawyers in America 2007-2017

The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2011-2014

US Legal 500: Investment Fund Formation & Management 2007-2010

US Legal 500: Mergers & Acquisitions: Private Equity Buyouts 2007

New York Super Lawyers 2010-2016

Related Practices

Private Investment Funds

Private Equity

Financial Services

Mergers & Acquisitions

Finance

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., 1979
cum laude
Order of the Coif


Mr. Allinson is the global Co-chair of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and the former Co-chair of the Private Equity Practice Group and the New York Corporate Department.

Profile

Mr. Allinson has broad mergers and acquisitions experience, encompassing both public and private acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, tender offers, going-private transactions, co-investments, joint ventures and general corporate matters, including corporate governance and takeover defense.

Mr. Allinson primarily focuses his practice on the representation of private equity firms, including ArcLight Capital Partners, The Blackstone Group, Blue Road Capital, Carlyle Power Partners, Columbus Nova Partners, Consonance Capital Partners, Irving Place Capital, One Equity Partners, Ospraie Special Opportunities Group, Panda Power Funds and Rhône Capital.

Experience

Mr. Allinson's private equity experience includes the representation of:

ArcLight Capital Partners in a number of transactions, including its US$2.1 billion acquisition with the Blackstone Energy Group of four power plants from American Electric Power, its acquisition of Associated Asphalt and Axeon Marketing, its acquisition of pipeline interests from BP, its acquisition of Hovensa’s terminal facilities, its acquisition of Leeward Renewable Energy and its acquisition of the New England hydroelectric power portfolio of TransCanada, consisting of 13 facilities.

Blue Road Capital in its acquisition of Diamond of California from Snyder’s-Lance

Carlyle Power Partners and Cogentrix Energy, Inc. in a number of transactions, including the acquisition of Rhode Island State Energy Center, the carve-out sale of 14 Cogentrix Energy power projects to Energy Investors Funds and the sale of Cogentrix Energy’s North American power generation assets and power projects development platform to Carlyle Infrastructure Partners

Shamrock Capital Advisors in its acquisition of Consolis, Inc. and Huron Legal

The Blackstone Group in its US $1.5 billion investment in Cheniere Energy

Dubai International Capital in its sale of MAUSER Group to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for US$1.7 billion

Consonance Capital Partners in a number of transactions, including its acquisition of Bako Integrated Physician Services, its acquisition of Enclara Health,its acquisition of APS Healthcare, its acquisition of The Keystone Peer Review Organization and its acquisition of excelleRx and PBH Holding 

ING U.S. in its sale of private equity limited partnership investment interests to Pomona Capital

Ospraie Special Opportunities Group in a number of transactions, including the creation of the Fermaca Global joint venture, Fermaca Global’s acquisition of Mexican pipeline assets, Fermaca Global’s development of the Chihuahua Pipeline and the sale of pipeline assets to Partners Group

US Power Generating Company in its sale to Tenaska Capital Management


Mr. Davis is a member of Davis Polk’s M&A Department. He advises U.S. and international corporate and private equity clients on a full range of transactions, both domestic and cross-border, including mergers, acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and collaborations, spinoffs and restructurings, special committee representations and defensive and corporate governance advice.  Recent representations include:

Lightyear Capital on various matters including its pending sale of RidgeWorth to Virtus, its sale of Clarion Partners to Legg Mason, its investment in Wealth Enhancement Group, its investment in Pathlight Capital, and on the sale of Swett & Craword by its portfolio company, Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford, to BB&T Metalmark Capital on various matters including its investment in Kissner and Worldstrides and Kissner on its acquisition of Central Salt Crestview on various matters including its investment in Arxis Capital and on its sale of Key Safety Systems Anacor on its sale to Pfizer Biotie on its sale to Acorda Prosensa on its sale to BioMarin Baker Hughes on its proposed combination with GE’s Oil & Gas business Warner Chilcott on its merger with Actavis Heinz on its sale to 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway Bertelsmann on the formation of Penguin Random House.

Michael is currently based in Davis Polk’s New York office.  He worked at Davis Polk’s London office from 2003-2004.  Michael is recognized in several legal industry publications, including: Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500.  He speaks regularly as a panelist on a variety of topics, including most recently at the Japan Society’s seminar on Activism, Independence, Stewardship – Current Trends in U.S. and Japanese Corporate Governance, The Trout Group’s Private Company Showcase, and the 9th Annual Wall Street Unplugged seminar for life science companies.


Amanda N. Persaud is a Partner at Ropes & Gray. Her practice focuses on the organization, fund raising and operation of private investment funds, including private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, credit funds and other asset classes such as special situations, secondary and hybrid funds.

Ms. Persaud has led numerous fund raises for prominent U.S. and international sponsors.  She has significant experience advising sponsors in structuring and reorganizing private investment funds as well as advising sponsors with their internal governance and economic arrangements.  Ms. Persaud regularly advises on strategic investments in, and sales of, alternative asset management businesses, including purchasing minority stakes in asset managers.

Ms. Persaud is listed as a leading private funds lawyer in The Legal 500 U.S, Law Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers and Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Finance and Transactional Lawyers and Expert Guide to Women in Business and The Legal 500 U.S.

Ms. Persaud has written numerous publications and speaks regularly at industry and professional conferences on a wide-range of topics affecting private investment funds.


Kenneth J. Berman is a partner with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Mr. Berman focuses his practice on providing regulatory and compliance advice to financial services firms, particularly investment advisers and sponsors of mutual funds, private equity funds and other pooled investment vehicles. 

Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Berman was Associate Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management, where he oversaw the division offices responsible for processing applications for exemptive relief under the Investment Company Act and administering the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935. He joined the SEC staff in 1988 after several years of private practice. Before becoming Associate Director in 1997, Mr. Berman was Assistant Director of the Division’s Office of Regulatory Policy.

Mr. Berman is the co-author of numerous articles, including “Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses Custody Of Digital Assets,” The CLS Blue Sky Blog (January 8, 2019); Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses SEC Enforcement Against Private Equity Advisers The CLS Blue Sky Blog (Dec. 24, 2018); OCIE Pings Advisers on Electronic Messaging Best Practices,” (December 21, 2018);” 2018/2019 Private Equity Year End Review and Outlook” (December 20, 2018); “Debevoise On Material Omissions In Private Equity Secondary Transaction,” The CLS Blue Sky Blog (October 9, 2018); “Beware Pitfalls In Private Equity Secondary Transactions,” Law 360 (October 3, 2018);   “What Will The ‘Eyes And Ears’” Of The SEC Choose To See And Hear This Year? OCIE Announces Examination Priorities For 2015,” Vol. 16 No.2, Journal of Investment Compliance, (July, 2015); “Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses JOBS Act General Solicitations,” The CLS Blue Sky Blog (September, 2014);; and “Soft Dollars and Other Means of Obtaining Business” (Ch. 14 of Broker-Dealer Regulation).  He is also co-editor of International Survey of Investment Adviser Regulation (3rd ed.).

Mr. Berman is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Investment Management Regulation Committee), the American Bar Association (Subcommittee on Investment Companies and Investment Advisers, Subcommittee on Private Investment Entities) and the District of Columbia Bar. 

Mr. Berman received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. from Dickinson College.


Laura S. Friedrich is a partner and global head of Shearman & Sterling’s Investment Funds Group, with a concentration in private fund formation, structuring and compliance matters.  Ms. Friedrich has extensive experience working with U.S. and international private equity, venture capital and hedge funds and their sponsors, with investments in the United States, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Africa, India, the Middle East and Asia. She has represented sponsors in a variety of asset categories, including buy-out, real estate, fund of fund, debt, energy, infrastructure, transportation and media. Ms. Friedrich also advises investors on the purchase of interests in private funds, and sponsors on the structuring and documentation of their management company arrangements.  She is based in New York.

Ms. Friedrich graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (magna cum laude) in 1993 with honors in Economics, and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1996.  She served as an Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review

Ms. Friedrich currently serves as Vice Chair of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association’s Legal & Regulatory Council, and is a member of the Private Investment Funds Forum.


Ross Oliver is the General Counsel of Crestview Partners and is responsible for the firm’s legal and compliance functions. He has over 20 years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and tax as both a lawyer and a CPA.  Mr. Oliver joined Crestview in 2011 from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP where he was a member of the investment management and capital markets groups and served as outside counsel to Crestview.  Previously, Mr. Oliver clerked for federal district Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga and was a senior manager in the mergers and acquisitions group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  Mr. Oliver received a J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings, M.S. in taxation from American University and B.B.A., summa cum laude, from Eastern Michigan University.  Mr. Oliver serves on the board of directors of the American Investment Council, an advocacy and resource organization for the private investment industry.  He is admitted to the bar of New York and is a member of the New York City Bar Association.


Carol Laham, a partner in Wiley Rein LLP’s nationally-recognized Election Law & Government Ethics Practice, counsels clients and litigates on compliance with federal, state and local political laws including election laws, the Ethics in Government Act, House and Senate Ethics, state ethics laws, the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and its state counterparts and the Foreign Agents Registration Act.  She has argued cases before numerous federal and district courts while also providing counsel in cases that involve election law, constitutional law and administrative law disputes before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Ms. Laham was involved in FEC v. Colorado Republican State Committee, a landmark Supreme Court holding that Congress may not limit independent expenditures by political parties, and has litigated many other campaign finance cases before district and appellate courts at the federal and state level.  Ms. Laham counsels numerous corporations with respect to pay-to-play statutes, regulations and ordinances and with respect to procurement lobbying laws.

In 2015, Ms. Laham was named one of DC’s “Super Lawyers” for Legislative & Governmental Affairs by Super Lawyers magazine and has previously been named a Super Lawyer for Political Law.  She has repeatedly been named one of DC’s top Election Law lawyers by Washingtonian magazine, and was named one of Lawdragon’s “3,000 Leading Lawyers in America” (2010-2011).  Also included in Chambers USA 2015 as one of the nation’s leading practitioners in her field, Ms. Laham is praised as a "very accessible and smart, good at talking through the legalese of a matter and how to interpret it." 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Laham practiced in the Office of the General Counsel of the Federal Election Commission.  She is a graduate of Wellesley College (Phi Beta Kappa) and of New York University School of Law.


Edward D. Sopher is a corporate partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  Mr. Sopher is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Investment Funds Practice Group.

Mr. Sopher’s practice focuses on the establishment and operation of private investment funds, including private equity funds, funds of funds, hedge funds, distressed investment funds and real estate funds.  He has extensive experience representing the investment managers and sponsors of these funds, as well as institutional investors, seed investors, placement agents and joint venture partners.  His clients include AE Industrial Partners, Argonaut, Credit Suisse, GoldPoint Partners, GCM Grosvenor, Hamilton Lane, Investcorp, Neuberger Berman, Ottawa Avenue, Sheridan Production Partners, StepStone Group, Strategic Partners Fund Solutions and Third Point, among others.

Representing his investment fund clients in their investment activities, he has been involved in a wide variety of investment, private equity and financing transactions.  He regularly represents secondary investment funds in their investment activities.  His experience also extends to transactions involving investment management firms, including spin-outs, acquisitions, financings and joint ventures.

Mr. Sopher also represents financial institutions in connection with their partnership and employee profit participation arrangements.  In addition to fund servicing and transactional work, he also advises his clients on SEC regulatory compliance and other general corporate matters.

Mr. Sopher is consistently featured in various publications as a leading lawyer in the area of private fund formation, including The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America©, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, The International Financial Law Review, The Legal 500 United States, Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global:  The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers, the Guide to the World’s Leading Investment Funds Lawyers and the PLC Cross-border Private Equity Handbook.  Chambers notes that Mr. Sopher is “an outstanding expert in his field” and that he “provides fantastic cross-border support.”

Mr. Sopher is a member of several bar committees and a frequent speaker on matters relating to private investment funds.

Mr. Sopher was born in London, England, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 and his Master of Arts in 1985 from Cambridge University.  He is a member of the New York Bar and is also a solicitor in England and Wales.


Jennifer A. Duggins, IACCP® is an Assistant Director and Co-Head of the Private Funds Unit within the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.  Prior to joining the SEC, Jennifer was a Director in Regulatory Risk Consulting within the Advisory Practice of KPMG. Prior to joining KPMG, Jennifer was Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Chilton Investment Company.  Prior to Chilton, Jennifer was Vice President, Legal and Compliance at Andor Capital Management.  Jennifer has served as a Faculty Member and Director of the Board of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) and served as a CCO Roundtable Steering Committee Member with the Managed Funds Association during 2009 and 2010.  Jennifer has a B.A. in History from New York University and a M.S. in Human Resource Management from Sacred Heart University John F. Welch College of Business.  Jennifer is also an Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional, IACCP®


Marco V. Masotti is a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. For over two decades, Marco has led and built the firm’s private funds group into one of the elite practices in the marketplace. He has also served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Marco’s clients include a “who’s who” of alternative asset managers, including Apollo, Avenue, Blackstone/GSO, General Atlantic, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., KPS, Oak Hill, Reservoir, Roark, Silver Point and Värde. He also counsels many founders and partners of private equity and hedge fund businesses on their strategic initiatives. Marco represented former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in connection with his joining a major private equity firm.

Over his career, he has assisted with numerous multi-billion dollar fundraises and last year led Apollo’s record-breaking fundraise of $24.7 billion for its flagship buyout fund. Ranked Band 1 in Chambers, Marco is described as a “spectacular private funds practitioner who brings deep industry insight to the mega capital-raising mandates” and clients “trust his judgment completely.” In 2016, he was named one of four lawyers in the nation as an Asset Management MVP by Law360. Marco has been featured by The Deal as one of the ‘Movers & Shakers’ in the industry named by Crain’s New York Business to its annual “40 Under 40” list, and profiled by the New York Observer as one of New York’s top corporate lawyers. Private Equity International named Marco one of “The 100 Most Influential of the Decade.”

Marco was awarded a Fulbright Placement Award upon graduating from the University of Natal Faculty of Law.

EDUCATION

  • LL.M., University of Virginia School of Law, 1992
  • LL.B., University of Natal Faculty of Law, 1991 cum laude
  • B.A., University of Natal, 1988

CLERKSHIP

  • Hon. Albie Sachs, Constitutional Court of South Africa


Mr. Jonathan Kaufman is a Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group.  Mr. Kaufman leads the private equity group's global debt capital markets activities and also works across Blackstone’s investment and advisory businesses on credit and equity-related matters.  Mr. Kaufman joined The Blackstone Group LP in 2007 and served as its Vice President of Restructuring and Reorganization, where he advised a number of companies and lenders in their chapter ... 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and special situation investments.  He was previously a Principal at the firm with its private equity group.  Mr. Kaufman served as a Manager of Mergers and Acquisition at Platinum Equity, where he evaluated and executed private equity investments in a wide range of industries.  He was an Analyst at Triene.  Mr. Kaufman has also advised an automotive company in managing its exposure to post-retirement employee benefits through the use of a VEBA trust and advised companies in the commercial real estate industry.  Mr. Kaufman received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, where he graduated with high honors and a B.A. in History from Amherst College, where he graduated magna cum laude.


Glenn practices in the Corporate Department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, focusing on private investment funds and other facets of “alternative asset management.” He has represented some of the largest and most well-known private fund sponsors on a global basis, in many different asset categories, including traditional private equity, real estate, energy, infrastructure, debt, RMBS, CMBS, CDOs, food and agriculture, healthcare, education, manager stakes, seed capital, co-investment and secondaries.

Glenn also has extensive experience with fund-of-funds, feeder funds, separately managed accounts, employee securities companies, minority stake investments in firms, and listed fund products. He has represented numerous hedge fund sponsors as well. Glenn has represented sponsors in global “house-team” arrangements and has also worked on minority stake sales, “spin-outs” of private equity and hedge fund businesses and the creation and expansion of numerous boutique firms as well as the creation of alternatives platforms within larger institutions.

Glenn practiced in the Firm’s London office for two years, where he lead international fund formation matters, including country-focused funds investing in Italy, Eastern Europe, Russia and Hungary as well as those with a pan-European or Asian regional focus.

Glenn served for three years as the Chair of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Private Investment Funds, a 43-member committee comprised of leading in-house and external counsel practicing in the alternatives industry. He is also a member of the Private Investment Fund Forum, a group comprising New York City attorneys practicing extensively in the private funds area.  Glenn serves as a member of the Corporate and M&A Advisory Boards of Practical Law, a service of Thomson Reuters, and was for several years a member of the Advisory Board of the Private Equity CFO Association. He has lectured extensively and published on alternative asset management topics in the United States and abroad.

Glenn is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers’ Global and USA Guides to the World’s Leading Business Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Private Fund Lawyers and other similar publications.

Glenn received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Connecticut in 1989, where he was a University Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D., with honors, from the Duke University School of Law in 1992, where he was the winner of the Hardt Cup moot court competition and the Best Judge award in the Dean’s Cup competition. Prior to joining Simpson Thacher in 1993, Glenn clerked for the Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey.


Mateja is the Deputy General Counsel at Campbell Lutyens. Mateja joined Campbell Lutyens in July 2015; prior to joining Campbell Lutyens, Mateja was a partner in the private funds group at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, advising clients for a number of years on the structuring and establishment of private funds across a number of asset classes, including buyout, venture capital, infrastructure, debt and real estate and also advising on secondary transactions (including structured and synthetic secondaries), co-investments and carried interest schemes. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Mateja trained and qualified as a private funds lawyer at Simmons & Simmons in London. Mateja has spoken on matters relating to private fund formation, secondary transactions and associated regulatory and marketing considerations at a number of industry conferences, and has also acted as a guest tutor on private equity to the MBA programme at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford.


Ms. Cattier joined Almanac in 2015 and is responsible for leading its legal and compliance activities. From 2013 to 2015, she was employed by Deutsche Bank AG, where she was Director & Senior Counsel, providing senior counsel to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s alternative investments business and on various regulatory maters. From 2000 to 2013, she was employed by Morgan Stanley, where as a Director she held various roles in the Legal and Compliance Department, including as senior counsel and as chief compliance officer for the Merchant Banking and Real Estate Investing businesses. From 1997-2000, she was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP. Ms. Cattier graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1997, with a JD, summa cum laude, and from Trinity College in 1992. She is licensed to practice law in the states of New York and Connecticut.