Eli S. Rosenbaum
Eli S. Rosenbaum is counsel in Ropes & Gray's asset management group.
Eli is a trusted advisor to some of the largest and most prominent institutional limited partners in private funds. Clients engage Eli on their highest-priority investment matters, including complex fund formations, fund restructurings, and anchor and seed investments, as well as to manage key relationships with asset managers and other counterparties.
Eli has broad knowledge of the private funds market and its evolution. Clients turn to Eli for his insight into the market, along with his practicality, candor, and business sense. They rely on Eli to advocate for their interests and priorities while navigating sensitive negotiating dynamics. His clients appreciate that he keeps top-of-mind the importance of their long-term relationships with investment partners, and what it means to be a repeat player in the world of private fund negotiations.
- Regularly advises on investments in buyout, hedge, venture, credit, real estate, natural resources, and evergreen funds.
- Counsels investors on their internal operations and governance, GP-led restructurings, secondary purchases and sales, and co-investments.
- Clients include university endowments, hospital systems, private foundations, non-U.S. and sovereign investors, and pension funds.
- In addition to his work with limited partners, Eli also has experience representing sponsors of private funds with respect to formation, governance, and compliance matters.
- Quoted, “Proxy for Permanence: Unique Challenges of Creating Private Fund PCVs and Potential Solutions (Part Three of Three),” Private Equity Law Report (June 8, 2021)
- Quoted, “Proxy for Permanence: Common Features and Structures of Private Fund PCVs (Part Two of Three),” Private Equity Law Report (May 25, 2021)
- Quoted, “Proxy for Permanence: Longer Duration, Not Perpetuity, Is Hallmark of Private Fund PCVs (Part One of Three),” Private Equity Law Report (May 18, 2021)
- JD, Harvard Law School, 2009
- MPP, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2009
- AB, summa cum laude, Harvard College, 2005; Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2009