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Elizabeth Lenas

Elizabeth Lenas

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Elizabeth Lenas’s practice focuses on forming and advising private investment funds, including private equity funds, growth funds, credit funds, co-investment funds and other alternative asset investment vehicles, on fund formation, co-investments, spin-offs, joint ventures, shareholding arrangements, managed accounts and other transactions.

She regularly counsels private investment firms, including TPG, KKR, The Raine Group and Hillhouse Capital, in their fund formation activities. In addition, she has acted as counsel on consortium and co- invest arrangements in numerous large acquisitions. Liza’s practice also includes representing certain limited partners in connection with their investment funds.

SELECTED ACTIVITIES

— Member, Private Investment Fund Forum

— Member, Committee on Private Investment Funds, Bar Association of the City of New York, 2011-2013

EVENTS

Regularly speaks on private investment related topics, including at the IBA/ABA International

Conference on Investment Funds, the Practicing Law Institute, the Bar Association of the City of New

York and the Maples Investment Funds Forum.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

United States

Private Equity

Private Funds

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

Chambers Global
Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation: United States

Chambers USA
Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation

Who's Who Legal Private Funds
Formation

IFLR1000
Investment Funds; Private Equity: Transactions

The Legal 500 U.S.
Private Equity Funds

Twice shortlisted for the Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law award as “Best in Private Equity”

EDUCATION

Columbia Law School
J.D
James Kent Scholar

New York University
B.A
University Scholar

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York

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