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Jennifer J. Levitt
Partner
 
1999 Avenue of the Stars – 29th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067 
 
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Phone: +1-310-407-7527
Fax: +1-310-407-7502
Jennifer Levitt is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where she is a member of the Banking and Credit Practice. Jennifer regularly represents financial sponsors in connection with debt financings for their private equity, real estate, infrastructure, mezzanine debt and other investment funds. She has extensive experience in complicated financings designed to provide fund-level leverage to facilitate and support investment activities, including margin loans and other forms of back-leverage. Jennifer has represented clients including Blackstone, Carlyle, KSL Capital Partners and Oaktree Capital Management.

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Work Highlights
  • Subscription (or capital call) facilities secured by uncalled capital commitments and related rights, with borrowing base capacity for the fund, as well as its parallel funds, alternative investment vehicles and portfolio companies.
  • Unsecured demand lines with an uncalled capital coverage requirement.
  • Fund guarantees of portfolio level investments.
  • Co-investment loan programs made available, directly or indirectly, to employees and secured by their fund interests.
  • Management lines provided to investment advisors for working capital purposes.
  • Margin loans secured by significate equity stakes of publicly-traded issuers, diversified portfolios of securities and/or debt securities.
Education
  • Harvard Law School, 2001 J.D.
    cum laude
  • Duke University, 1997 B.A.
    magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Clerkships
  • Hon. J. Spencer Letts, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court 2001–2002
Admissions
  • California 2002
  • New York 2003

Jennifer Levitt is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where she is a member of the Banking and Credit Practice. Jennifer regularly represents financial sponsors in connection with debt financings for their private equity, real estate, infrastructure, mezzanine debt and other investment funds.  She has extensive experience in complicated financings designed to provide fund-level leverage to facilitate and support investment activities, including margin loans and other forms of back-leverage. Jennifer has represented clients including Blackstone, Carlyle, KSL Capital Partners and Oaktree Capital Management.    

Jennifer received her J.D., cum laude, in 2001 from Harvard Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, in 1997 from Duke University. She joined the Firm in 2002 following a clerkship with the Honorable J. Spencer Letts in the U.S. District Court. Jennifer is admitted to practice in California and New York.

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