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Adam E. Fleisher

Adam E. Fleisher

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Adam E. Fleisher’s practice focuses on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, including fund investing, international and U.S. capital markets offerings, and liability management transactions, as well as private equity firm structuring and compliance, and securities and loan trading. He also advises on a wide variety of corporate governance and compliance matters.

Adam joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2008. He was resident in the firm’s London office from 2001 to 2005.

Adam regularly represents issuers and underwriters in U.S. and international offerings, including initial public offerings, block trades, rights offerings, convertible, exchangeable and high yield bond offerings, regulatory capital transactions and business development company offerings. He advised the underwriters on the VMware IPO, one of the largest-ever tech IPOs and winner of U.S. Equity Issue of the Year by the International Financial Review, and in the IPOs of China Rapid Finance Limited, BankMuscat, SenoRx, GP Investments and Instinet Group. Adam also recently advised GrafTech International, a portfolio company of Brookfield Business Partners, in its $525 million IPO.

Adam represents private equity and hedge funds investing in U.S. and international private and public companies, including through direct equity investments and structured transactions. He regularly advises TPG, Viking Global Investors, Discovery Capital Management and other funds in connection with investing, structuring, capital markets, compliance and M&A matters. He also advises on sponsor and trading platform structuring, and joint ventures with, and investments in, private equity firms, including by sovereign wealth funds. 

Adam is recognized as a leading practitioner by The Legal 500 U.S. and IFLR1000. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his A.B. from Harvard University.

Adam E. Fleisher is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Non-GAAP Financial Measures: The SEC’s Evolving Views (June 2016) - Securities Law and Practice 2017: How the SEC Works, Friday, October 27, 2017
Between Contractual and Fiduciary Duties: ODN Holding and the Rights of Preferred Stockholders (June 8, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Alert Memorandum, Spotify’s Direct Listing—A Look Under the Hood (April 17, 2018) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Alternatives to Traditional Securities Offerings - Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance (Second Edition), Friday, July 20, 2018
The Registered Offering - Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance (Second Edition), Friday, July 20, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment What’s New in Securities Law? Traps for the Unwary - Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Monday, July 23, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio What’s New in Securities Law? Traps for the Unwary - What’s New in Securities Law? Traps for the Unwary, Monday, July 23, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts What’s New in Securities Law? Traps for the Unwary - What’s New in Securities Law? Traps for the Unwary, Monday, July 23, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg What’s New in Securities Law? Traps for the Unwary - What’s New in Securities Law? Traps for the Unwary, Monday, July 23, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Friday, July 27, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works, Monday, October 15, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works, Monday, October 15, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works, Monday, October 15, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works, Monday, October 15, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works, Monday, October 15, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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