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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 Elizabeth (Lisa) Vicens, et al., Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch, Supreme Court Clarifies Insider Trading Liability for Confidential Tips (December 7, 2016) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Neil Markel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch, Smoothing the Pathway to Use of Tender Offers in Private Equity Acquisitions (December 6, 2016) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Daniel Ilan, et al., Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch, Privacy in M&A Transactions: Navigating the Traps (October 24, 2016) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Daniel Ilan, et al., Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch, Privacy in M&A Transactions: Navigating the Traps, Part 2 (October 25, 2016) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Alert Memorandum, The Hague Securities Convention Goes Live April 1, 2017 (March 29, 2017) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Alert Memorandum, Jury Awards Ousted General Counsel Nearly $11 Million in Whistleblower Retaliation Action—Key Takeaways (February 21, 2017) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Matthew C. Solomon, et al., Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Cleary M&A and Corporate Governance Watch, Acting SEC Chair Michael Piwowar Takes Steps to Centralize the Process of Issuing Formal Orders—Are Commentators Drawing the Right Lessons? (February 28, 2017) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
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 The Registered Offering - Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance (Second Edition), Sunday, July 15, 2018
Alternatives to Traditional Securities Offerings - Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance (Second Edition), Sunday, July 15, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018, Nashville, TN
Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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