Debra K. Lussier

Partner

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  • JD, magna cum laude, Boston College Law School, 1999; Symposium Editor, Boston College Law Review
  • BA, magna cum laude, Boston College, 1994

Qualifications

  • Connecticut, 2013
  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, Rising Star (2016-2017)
  • Legal 500 (2015-2017)

Debra K. Lussier

Partner

Debra Lussier is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s asset management practice. Deb’s primary focus is on fundraising and ongoing representation of private investment funds, including buyout funds, credit funds, infrastructure funds and funds of funds. She also advises sponsors on the structuring and operation of management companies, including internal compensation arrangements and succession planning. Complementing her sponsor-side practice, Deb represents some of the world’s most well-known institutional investors in connection with their investments in private investment funds. Deb’s investor-side work includes both primary and secondary transactions, as well as separately managed accounts and funds of one. Deb has cultivated deep, longstanding relationships with her clients, who view her as a trusted advisor to their businesses.

Experience

  • Constitution Capital Partners
  • Gauge Capital
  • BV Partners
  • Columbia University
  • Gridiron Capital
  • Hancock Capital Management
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Parthenon Capital
  • Temasek

Publications

Presentations

  • Speaker, “Best Practices in GP / LP Communications,” 4th Annual Kayo Women’s Private Equity Conference (October 5, 2016)
  • Speaker, “Private Equity:  Year in Review and Looking Forward,” Maples Investment Funds Forum (February 27, 2016)