GLENN R. SARNO
Partner, New York Office
Mr. Sarno practices in the Corporate Department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, focusing on private investment funds and other facets of "alternative asset management." He has represented both domestic and international fund sponsors, such as The Carlyle Group, KKR, SteelRiver, BTG Pactual, Arlon, Aquiline, A&M Capital, Brown Brothers Harriman, Cherokee Partners, Lehman Brothers and Cypress, in many different asset categories, including traditional private equity, real estate, infrastructure, mezzanine debt and other fixed income assets, as well as asset manager investment and coinvestment. Mr. Sarno's practice also focuses on representing sponsors of fund-of-funds products and the creation of employee securities companies and listed fund products. He has also represented various hedge fund sponsors, such as Citigroup Alternative Investments, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Tiger Management, BTG Pactual, Goshen, Breeden Capital, Pendragon Asset Management and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management. In addition to representing sponsors in fund formation and structuring "house" arrangements, Mr. Sarno reviews investments on behalf of private equity investors.
Mr. Sarno practiced in the Firm's London office for two years, where he was involved in international fund formation and investments for clients such as Salomon Brothers, Sumitomo, Horizon, Chase Capital Partners, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, CIBC Oppenheimer and Foreign & Colonial and has been involved in the formation of country-focused funds investing in Italy, Eastern Europe, Russia and Hungary as well as those with a pan-European or Asian focus. Mr. Sarno has also practiced in the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Group, where he has worked on U.S. and cross-border transactions both public and private, and its Capital Markets Group, where he has worked on domestic and global private placements and registered offerings of debt and equity securities.
Mr. Sarno is a member of the Private Investment Fund Forum, a group comprising New York City attorneys practicing extensively in the private funds area. He frequently lectures on alternative asset management topics and has served on the Industry Committee on Real Estate Fund Secondary Transfers, as well as on the Advisory Board of the Private Equity CFO Association. Mr. Sarno is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers' Guide to the World's Leading Business Lawyers (Private Equity), The International Who's Who of Private Fund Lawyers, International Financial Law Review's Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers and other similar publications. He is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey, is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and serves on the Private Investment Funds Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Mr. Sarno 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, Mr. Sarno clerked for a Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey.