Amanda Persaud

Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

Amanda Persaud

Amanda Persaud

Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

Biography

Amanda N. Persaud

Partner

Amanda Persaud is a partner in the asset management group in New York. Her practice focuses on the formation, fund raising and operation of U.S. and international private investment funds, including private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, credit funds and other alternative asset classes such as special situations, mezzanine/distressed debt and hybrid funds.

Amanda has led numerous fund raises for prominent U.S. and international sponsors of private investment funds. She regularly advises on a wide range of governance, operational and regulatory matters affecting sponsor clients. She has significant experience advising sponsor clients in structuring and reorganizing private investment funds as well as assisting them with internal compensation and management arrangements.

Amanda’s work in asset management M&A includes negotiating and structuring spin-outs of, strategic investments in, and sales of, alternative asset management businesses and regularly providing fund-related advice with respect to portfolio acquisitions and dispositions.

Overview
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Number of Awards

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Chairman & President at Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Inc.

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Managing Director, Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

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Director & Vice President at Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Inc.

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Director & Vice President at Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Inc.

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Director & Vice President at Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Inc.

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Co-Managing Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

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Chair at Ropes & Gray LLP

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Co-Chair, Government Enforcement Practice Group at Ropes & Gray LLP

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Co-Chair, Women's Forum at Ropes & Gray LLP

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Education
JD
Class of 1999

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

BA
Class of 1994

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Memberships
Member
Current

The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 50,000 individual lawyers and over 200 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. it has a considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.

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Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Member
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Head, Private Investment Funds Practice
Prior - 2016

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz enjoys a global reputation as one of the world's leading business law firms. Their deep experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance means that they regularly handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world. They counsel both public and private acquirors and targets. They also have extensive experience handling sensitive investigation and litigation matters and corporate restructurings, and in counseling boards of directors and senior management in the most sensitive situations. In addition, their attorneys are thought leaders, speaking and writing frequently in their various areas of expertise.Wachtell Lipton is consistently ranked as the most prestigious and desirable law firm to work for in the United States, thus enabling the firm to attract associates and some of the most outstanding and motivated attorneys and law school graduates in the United States and from around the world.

Attorney
Prior

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Partner
2016 - Current

Ropes & Gray LLP is a global law firm with 11 offices located in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 1,100 lawyers, and professionals worldwide, and its clients include corporations and financial institutions, government agencies, universities, and health care organizations. It was founded in 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts by John Codman Ropes and John Chipman Gray

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York is New York City’s largest girls-only youth and leadership development organization.Nearly 28,000 girls representing almost every zip code participate in our programs - learning to lead with courage, confidence, and character to make their communities and the world a better place. And over 9,000 volunteers help them along their journey.

Member, Private Investment Funds Committee
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The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2010

St. John's University is a private, Catholic university in New York City. The school was founded in 1870 by the Congregation of the Mission (C.M., the Vincentian Fathers) with a mission to provide a growing immigrant population with quality higher education. Originally located in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, the flagship campus was moved to its current location in the Queens borough during the 1950s. St. John's has additional New York City campuses in Staten Island and Manhattan, as well as the Long Island Graduate Center in Hauppauge, New York. Additionally, the university has international campuses located in Rome, Italy, Paris, France, and Limerick, Ireland. The university is under the patronage of Saint John the Baptist.

Transactions
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Forest Bidco Ltd., The Blackstone Group, Inc. purchase Center Parcs (UK) Group Ltd. from Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Who's Who Legal - International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
Who’s Who Legal - International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers, Law Business Research
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