Stephanie R Breslow is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, where she serves as co-head of the firm's Investment Management Group and as a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Operating Committee. Her practice includes investment management, partnerships and securities, with a focus on the formation of private equity funds (including LBO, mezzanine, distressed, real estate and venture) and liquid-securities funds (including hedge funds, hybrid funds, credit funds and activist funds) as well as providing regulatory advice to investment managers. She also represents fund sponsors and institutional investors in connection with seed-capital investments in fund managers and acquisitions of interests in investment management businesses and funds of funds and other institutional investors in connection with their investment activities, including blockchain technology and virtual currency offerings and transactions.
Recently serving as chair of the Private Investment Funds Subcommittee of the International Bar Association, Stephanie is a founding member and former chair of the Private Investment Fund Forum, a member of the Advisory Board of former Third Way Capital Markets Initiative, a former member of the Board of Directors and current member of 100 Women in Finance, a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School and a member of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Stephanie is a highly sought-after speaker on fund formation and operation and compliance issues, and she regularly publishes articles on the latest trends in these areas. She co-authored Private Equity Funds: Formation and Operation (Practising Law Institute) and Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation (ALM Law Journal Press).
Stephanie is a recognized leader in the field and has received the highest industry honors. Most recently, she was named to The Legal 500 US Hall of Fame. She is also listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business, Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers, Expert Guide to the Best of the Best USA, Expert Guide to the World's Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Lawyers, Expert Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law and PLC Cross-border Private Equity Handbook, among other leading directories. Stephanie was named the "Private Funds Lawyer of the Year" at the Who's Who Legal Awards 2014 and the Euromoney Legal Media Group's "Best in Investment Funds" at the inaugural Americas Women in Business Law Awards. She is also recognized as one of The Hedge Fund Journal's "50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds" and was named one of the 2012 Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.
Stephanie earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University.