Amanda Persaud

Partner

persaud-amanda
  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1999
  • California Executive Fellowship Program in Public Policy, California State University, 1995
  • BA (Political Science), with Honors, Duke University, 1994; Dean’s List 1990-1991, 1993-1994; Community Service Award

Qualifications

  • New York, 2000
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York - Committee on Private Investment Funds
  • Founding Member, New York City Investment Funds Society
  • Member, Advisory Board of Third Way’s Capital Markets Initiative
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York
  • Law Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers
  • Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Finance and Transactional Lawyers
  • Expert Guide to Women in Business
  • Woman of Distinction Award- Business and Finance

Amanda Persaud

Partner

Amanda Persaud is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds practice in New York. Her practice focuses on the formation, fund raising and operation of U.S. and international private investment funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds, fund-of-funds and other alternative asset classes such as real estate, special situations, mezzanine/distressed debt and hybrid funds.

Amanda has led numerous fund raises for prominent U.S. and international sponsors of private investment funds.  She regularly advises on a wide range of governance, operational and regulatory matters affecting sponsor clients.  She has significant experience advising sponsor clients in structuring and reorganizing private investment funds as well as assisting them with internal compensation and management arrangements.  Amanda has negotiated and structured spin-outs of, strategic investments in, and sales of, alternative asset management businesses and regularly provides fund-related advice with respect to portfolio acquisitions and dispositions.

Publications

  • Quoted, “Co-investor ‘tourists’ push back at GPs trying to shift broken deal fees their way,” Buyouts (November 15, 2016)
  • Quoted, “Amanda Persaud Joins Ropes & Gray’s Private Investment Funds Practice,” The Hedge Fund Law Report (August 25, 2016)
  • Co-author, “Private Equity Funds: Legal Analysis of Structural, ERISA, Securities and Other Regulatory Issues,” Investment Adviser Regulation, Third Edition (Chapter 47) and Financial Product Fundamentals, Second Edition (Chapter 15) (New York: Practising Law Institute, August 2016)
  • Author, “Private Equity's Pixie Dust: Carried Interest Arrangements,” Practising Law Institute’s 16th Annual Private Equity Forum (June 29-30; July 1-2, 2015)
  • Author, “Private Funds: Recent SEC Enforcement Activity,” Fifteenth Annual Private Equity Forum Handbook (July 2014)
  • Co-author, “2013 Private Equity Year in Review,” The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (January 6, 2014)
  • Author, “Recent Regulatory Developments Affecting Private Funds: What it Means for Sponsors,” Fourteenth Annual Private Equity Forum Handbook (July 1, 2013)
  • Author, “Update on the US Regulatory Climate,” International Bar Association’s 14th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds (March 1, 2013)
  • Author, “Private Equity Funds: Legal Analysis of Structural, ERISA, Securities and Other Regulatory Issues,” Investment Adviser Regulation,  Practising Law Institute (October 1, 2012)
  • Quoted, “Fee Calculations Raise Questions,” Compliance Reporter (July 19, 2012)
  • Quoted, “OCIE Alerts PE Firms To Personal Trading,” Compliance Reporter (July 12, 2012)
  • Author, “The FCPA and Private Equity: Important Consideration in an Increasingly Active Regulatory” Environment,” Thirteenth Annual Private Equity Forum Handbook (July 2012)
  • Co-author, “Private Equity Year In Review 2011: A Challenging Year, With Reasons For Optimism,”The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (January 20, 2012)
  • Author, “Private Equity Funds: Legal Analysis of Structural, ERISA, Securities and Other Regulatory Issues (Chapter 15, updated as of October 1, 2012),” Financial Product Fundamentals (January 1, 2011)
  • Co-author, “Pending Legislation in the U.S. and E.U. Promises Broad Changes for Private Fund Managers,” The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (May 29, 2010)
  • Co-author, “Combating Insider Trading: What Works,”The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (March 1, 2010)
  • Co-author, “Combating Insider Trading: What Works,”Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter Vol:44 Num:1 Page(s):38 (February 4, 2010)

Presentations

  • Speaker, “Seventeenth Annual Private Equity Forum,” Practising Law Institute (July 6, 2016)
  • Speaker, “Current terms: private equity funds,” International Bar Association’s 17th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds (March 6-8, 2016)
  • Speaker, “ERISA Developments Affecting Private Equity & Hedge Funds,” New York City Bar (September 9, 2014)
  • Presenter, “Private Funds: Recent SEC Enforcement Activity,” Practising Law Institute’s 16th Annual Private Equity Forum (July 1, 2014)
  • Co-presenter, “The Volcker Rule: Implications for Private Funds,” (February 27, 2014)
  • Speaker, “Current Issues Facing Private Equity & Hedge Fund Managers in Today's Changing Landscape,” NYC Bar, Center for CLE (November 6, 2013)
  • Presenter, “When is Registration as a Broker Dealer Required?,” Current Issues Facing Private Equity & Hedge Fund Managers in Today's Changing Landscape, City Bar Center for Continuing Legal Education (November 6, 2013)
  • Speaker, “Update on the US Regulatory Climate,” International Bar Association’s 14th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds (March 10-12, 2013)
  • Speaker, Private Equity Forum, Practising Law Institute (July 9, 2012)
  • Presenter, “Cornerstone Investors, GP Stakes and Related Issues,” International Bar Association's 12th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds (March 14, 2011)
  • Co-presenter, “Overview of Private Equity Funds,” (January 26, 2011)
  • Speaker, ACA Compliance Group and ACA Insight’s 2010 Compliance Conference (September 9, 2010)
  • Speaker, International Private Equity Transactions 2009: a symposium for leading private equity lawyers, International Bar Association (November 16, 2009)