Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Laura Friedrich is a partner in the firm’s Global Asset Management Group, with a concentration in private fund formation, structuring and compliance matters. She is also the firm’s co-hiring partner. Ms. Friedrich has extensive experience working with U.S. and international private equity, venture capital and hedge funds and their sponsors with investments in the United States, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East. Ms. Friedrich has led several multi-billion dollar fund raisings, as well as more modest fundraising efforts for middle market, regional and sector-specific funds. In these fund formations, she has negotiated with numerous corporate, public and private pension plan, private family, foundation and endowment, fund of fund, quasi-governmental agency and foreign sovereign investors. She has worked with sponsors in a variety of asset categories, including real estate, mezzanine debt, energy, infrastructure, transportation and media. Ms. Friedrich also advises investors on the purchase of interests in private funds.