Zahra Fatima practices in Ropes & Gray’s asset management group in New York. Zahra’s practice focuses on advising fund sponsors in connection with formation, fundraising, regulatory and compliance matters related to private funds and other alternative investment structures. She advises fund sponsors on private equity funds, co-investment vehicles, separately managed accounts and other bespoke investment vehicles. Zahra’s experience includes a wide range of investment strategies, including private equity, credit, real estate, venture and technology. Sponsor clients also look to Zahra for advice on their internal firm economic and governance arrangements, including carry arrangements and upper tier structuring.

Beyond her work for sponsors, Zahra represents institutional investors such as large financial institutions, private foundations and family offices with respect to their investments in various types of private investment funds.

Zahra joined Ropes & Gray in 2021. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at a global law firm representing various international and domestic fund sponsors.


Zahra has advised on fundraises for clients including:

  • Bain Capital, LP
  • Dragoneer Investment Group, LLC
  • Renovo Capital LLC
  • SkyKnight Capital LP
  • Third Point LLC
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

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