Adam Fleisher

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Liberty Street 1
New York 10006 NY US

Adam Fleisher focuses on a wide range of international and U.S. capital markets offerings, from IPOs to convertible bonds to rights offerings, acting for both issuers and underwriters, as well as advising clients with ongoing reporting obligations and governance considerations.

Adam also has extensive experience as a corporate advisor to private equity firms, especially in the areas of structuring and the sale of minority GP stakes, as well as regulatory compliance, particularly beneficial ownership reporting and insider trading considerations.

In addition, he frequently represents buy-side investors, such as hedge funds and sovereign investors, in pre-IPO investments, PIPEs, and similar transactions.

Adam especially enjoys working on novel and complex matters, and frequently works on transactions at the intersection of the above areas, including transactions involving business development companies (BDCs), restructurings / bankruptcies, and use of the public markets by funds.

Adam has numerous publications and speeches to his credit.  He teaches a highly regarded advanced capital markets seminar at The Yale Law School.  Adam also serves as the Vice-Chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s International Securities Matters Subcommittee and is a longstanding member of the Practical Law Company U.S. Advisory Board.

Adam has spent his entire legal career at Cleary Gottlieb.  Adam joined the firm’s New York office in 2000, and became a partner in 2008. He was resident in the firm’s London office from 2001 to 2005.

Recent representative transactions include:

  • A large private company in a $1.25 billion preferred and common offering, with a recapitalization into high and low voting shares.
  • TPG Specialty Lending, a BDC, in a $50 million convertible notes offering.
  • A large private equity firm in a GP minority investment in a secondaries PE firm based in Asia.
  • A privately held BDC in an exchange offer / split-off for a permanent capital / IPO vehicle.


  • Visiting Clinical Lecturer (Co-teacher, “Advanced Issues in Capital Markets: Role of Counsel for Issuers and Underwriters in an Initial Public Offering”), Yale Law School
  • Vice Chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s International Securities Matters Subcommittee
  • U.S. Advisory Board Member, Practical Law Company
  • Former Secretary, Financial Reporting Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York


  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2000
  • Harvard University, A.B., 1997


  • New York


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