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Erica Rozow
 

Erica Rozow

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Erica focuses on ERISA fiduciary matters and works closely with the Firm’s investment fund clients on issues related to the formation and fundraising of funds, including plan asset rules and venture capital operating company and real estate operating company structuring, and other exemptions. She works closely with fund clients across numerous strategies, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, growth, credit and debt, and many others. Her practice also includes ERISA matters in the funds’ related mergers and acquisitions and investment work.

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Work Highlights

Erica’s experience prior to joining Simpson Thacher includes ERISA-related advice in connection with:

  • Blackstone’s formation of its $7 billion Blackstone Capital Opportunities Fund IV.
  • Thoma Bravo, L.P.’s formation of its $17.8 billion Thoma Bravo Fund XIV, $3.9 billion Thoma Bravo Discover Fund III, and $1.1 billion Thoma Bravo Explore Fund.
  • Gryphon Investors’ formation of its $2.1 billion Gryphon Partners V, L.P.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners’ formation of its $2.36 billion Arsenal Capital Fund V LP.
  • Arcline Investment Management LP’s formation and operating of their first fund, Arcline Capital Partners LP, a $1.5 billion fund focused on leveraged buyouts of high-quality middle market businesses.
  • Windjammer Capital Investors’ formation of its $870 million Windjammer Senior Equity Fund V, LP.
Education
  • University of Illinois College of Law, 2013 J.D.
    magna cum laude, Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing; CALI Award for highest grade in Conflict Resolution Clinic; Associate Editor, Journal of Law, Technology & Policy
  • University of Illinois, 2008 B.S., Actuarial Sciences
Admissions
  • Illinois 2013

A Partner in the Firm’s Executive Compensation and Benefits Practice, clients on issues related to the formation and fundraising of funds, including plan asset rules and venture capital operating company and real estate operating company structuring, and other exemptions. She works closely with fund clients across numerous strategies, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, growth, credit and debt, and many others. Her practice also includes ERISA matters in the funds’ related mergers and acquisitions and investment work.

Erica’s experience prior to joining Simpson Thacher includes ERISA-related advice in connection with:

  • Blackstone’s formation of its $7 billion Blackstone Capital Opportunities Fund IV.
  • Thoma Bravo, L.P.’s formation of its $17.8 billion Thoma Bravo Fund XIV, $3.9 billion Thoma Bravo Discover Fund III, and $1.1 billion Thoma Bravo Explore Fund.
  • Gryphon Investors’ formation of its $2.1 billion Gryphon Partners V, L.P.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners’ formation of its $2.36 billion Arsenal Capital Fund V LP.
  • TPG Real Estate Partners’ formation of its $3.7 billion TPG Real Estate Partners III, L.P.
  • Summit Partners’ formation of its $4.9 billion Summit Partners Growth Equity Fund X.
  • Thoma Bravo, LLC’s formation of its $12.6 billion Thoma Bravo Fund XIII.
  • Windjammer Capital Investors’ formation of its $870 million Windjammer Senior Equity Fund V, LP.
  • Thoma Bravo, LLC’s formation of its $2.4 billion Thoma Bravo Discover Fund II.
  • Sentinel Capital Partners’ formation of $2.15 billion Sentinel Capital Partners VI, L.P. and $460 million Sentinel Junior Capital I, L.P.
  • HGGC’s formation of its $1.84 billion HGGC Fund III.

Erica received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law and her B.S. from the University of Illinois. She was a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Kay M. Hanlon of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, in 2011 and was previously an Employee Benefits & Federal Tax Consultant at Ernst & Young.

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