Semma G. Arzapalo

Partner, Los Angeles at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Semma G. Arzapalo

Semma G. Arzapalo

Partner, Los Angeles at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Biography

Semma Arzapalo represents large institutional investors in numerous private equity transactions ranging from initial due diligence to investing in complex limited partnerships.

As a part of her private equity practice, Semma also represents institutional investors in negotiating investment terms in private equity, hedge fund and real estate investments, in restructuring private equity investments and real estate investments, and in portfolio transactions. Her corporate and transactional practice includes advising clients on general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Representative Experience

Advised institutional investor in largest secondary sale in U.S. history.

Professional Highlights

Named one of the “Most Influential Minority Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, 2017



Investment Roundtable-Side Letters, Panel Presentation, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2013



Member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys



* Speaking Engagements
* Spoke on “Current Terms and Trends for Limited Partners in Limited Partnership Agreements” at the Institutional Limited Partner Association’s AMEXCAP LP Workshop in Mexico City, March 2018
* Frequent speaker at NAPPA conferences

* Associations
* Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Education

*

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2005
Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of Law and Reform

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2001

Admissions

*

California

Overview
RelSci Relationships

1056

Number of Boards

1

Contact Data
Trying to get in touch with Semma G. Arzapalo? Subscribe today to access their professional contact information and receive a one time promotion of free Contact Data credits!
Relationships
RelSci Relationships are individuals Semma G. Arzapalo likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

Former Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chairman at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner, San Francisco & New York at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner, San Francisco at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner, New York at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Paths to Semma G. Arzapalo
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
Semma G. Arzapalo
Partner, Los Angeles at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 2005

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

B.A.
Class of 2001

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

Memberships
Member
Current

The mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Association is to meet the professional needs of Los Angeles lawyers and advance the administration of justice.

Member
Current

THE PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION IS TO PROVIDE ATTORNEYS FOR PUBLIC PENSION PLANS WITH A MEDIUM TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION, ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION, AND FOSTER SOUND PRINCIPLES, PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES IN THE FIELD OF PUBLIC PENSION PLANS.

Associate Editor
Prior

The Michigan Journal of Law Reform is one of the oldest and most well respected law and policy publications in the nation. It publishes cutting-edge legal scholarship by both academics and legal practitioners. Established in 1968, the Journal finds its roots in a desire to propose constructive, well-reasoned reforms in all areas of the law.

Career History
Partner, Los Angeles
Current

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) is an American law firm serving the energy, real estate, financial services, transportation, and technology sectors, specializing in regulatory practice, as well as corporate & securities, environment, intellectual property, litigation, employment and international law.

This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Semma G. Arzapalo. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Semma G. Arzapalo's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Semma G. Arzapalo.