With a career spanning more than two decades, Sarah Davidoff is a partner in the asset management group and a co-head of Ropes & Gray’s Client Program. The world’s largest and most well-known alternative asset managers turn to Sarah for guidance on issues relating to the formation, structure and operation of their funds and firms. In Chambers USA, Sarah’s clients have commended her as being “brilliant and analytical,” praising her ability “to take the legal theory and really put it into practice” and to be “a strategic advisor” that is “highly responsive, proactive and efficient.” Sarah has particular expertise with spinouts, reorganizations, asset management M&A transactions, seed arrangements, high net worth access products, structuring internal compensation programs, designing bespoke and hybrid investment vehicles, and launching innovative fund products. Sarah regularly advises clients at the forefront of the constantly evolving regulatory and compliance landscape, is a frequent speaker at conferences, forums and other seminars in the private funds industry, and has contributed to a number of well-known legal publications.

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers Global: “Leading practitioner in hedge funds” (2009-2018)
  • Chambers USA: “Leading practitioner in hedge funds” (2008-2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2018-2019)
  • Legal 500 (2015-2018)
  • IFLR1000 (2018-2019)
  • Expert Guides’ Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law (2014-2016)
  • US Legal 500: “Leading lawyer in investment fund formation and management” (2009-2014)
  • Who’s Who Legal (2013, 2016)
  • Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law(2013)
  • Guide to the World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers: “Leading investment funds lawyer” (2010)

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