Andrea J. Schwartzman

  • Partner
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.2952


Andrea Schwartzman, former Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Investment Funds Practice, advises clients on the formation and ongoing operations of a broad range of private investment vehicles.

Nationally recognized as a leading investment funds lawyer, Ms. Schwartzman delivers practical and business-focused advice to private fund sponsors and asset managers at all stages and sizes, as well as institutional investors. She advises clients on various types of fund formation across a range of investment areas, including the buyout, energy and infrastructure, technology, and credit spaces.

Ms. Schwartzman’s work encompasses a variety of matters in the private capital space, including:

  • Fund formation
  • GP-led secondary transactions
  • Internal sponsor economic arrangements
  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic transactions, including the acquisition of investment managers

Ms. Schwartzman also frequently provides pro bono counsel to various nonprofit organizations on general business matters.

Ms. Schwartzman regularly speaks and writes on key issues concerning the investment funds space, including for leading industry conferences and publications.

Ms. Schwartzman previously served as Global Vice Chair of the Associates Committee.


Ms. Schwartzman’s representative clients include:

  • Alcentra
  • Consonance Capital Partners
  • Energy Capital Partners
  • Entrepreneurial Equity Partners
  • Global Infrastructure Partners
  • Great Hill Partners
  • IFM
  • Iron Park Capital Partners
  • M/C Partners
  • Radial Equity LP
  • Searchlight Capital Partners
  • Tetragon Financial Group

Thought Leadership

  • Private Capital Insights -  April 29, 2021
  • DOL: Plan Fiduciaries Can Include Private Equity Investment -  June 08, 2020
  • Real Estate Pledge Funds  -  June 17, 2013
  • SEC Adopts Rule to Prohibit “Pay to Play” Practices -  July 21, 2010
  • Financial Services Regulation Bill Will Require Most Sponsors of Private Equity, Real Estate and Hedge Funds to Register as Investment Advisers -  July 15, 2010
  • SEC Proposes Rule to Prohibit Pay-to-Play Practices -  September 26, 2009
  • SEC Proposes Rule to Prohibit "Pay to Play" Practices -  September 10, 2009
According to sources, “She is incredibly strong, knowledgeable, and persistent.”Chambers USA 2021
Bar Qualification
  • New York
  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 1996
    Stone Scholar
  • AB, Harvard College, 1992
    magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions
  • Investment Funds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity