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Robin A. Painter is a partner and the global co-head of the Private Funds Group. She has previously served as co-head of the firm's corporate department. She has a global network of clients and contacts developed over her more than 25 years of experience in the private equity and venture capital industry. She advises fund managers, institutional investors and investment advisors on a broad range of issues, including structuring private investment funds, portfolio investments, spin-outs, secondary transactions, internal governance and divestments and distributions.

The majority of Robin’s practice involves representing sponsors in structuring private investment funds and funds of funds and representing U.S. and global institutional investors and investment advisors in the private equity field. She routinely supervises teams of lawyers that represent sponsors in structuring their funds and institutional investors, or their advisors, in their investments across the alternative asset class.

Robin also represents large institutional investors, or their advisors, in connection with the acquisition and sale of secondary partnership interests, and she has been involved in several of the largest bulk purchases of partnership interests in the industry.

On February 9, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed new rules and amendments to existing rules under the U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940 that would have notable practical implications for private fund advisers, in many cases regardless of the adviser’s registration status. The Proposed Rules