Sarah Cogan

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Lexington Avenue 425
New York 10017 NY US

Sarah E. Cogan is Of Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Sarah has advised clients on corporate and securities law, including investment management, regulatory, compliance and M&A matters. She has also represented closed-end investment companies, open-end mutual funds, investment advisers and independent directors of investment companies, as well as a number of underwriters in offerings by closed-end funds and business development companies.

Sarah is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York where she has served as a member of the Committee on Securities Regulation and a member of the Committee on Investment Management Regulation. She is also a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations. She received her B.A. from Yale University in 1978 and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1981. Joining Simpson Thacher in 1981, she became a Partner in 1989.

Sarah was named a leading registered funds lawyer by Chambers USA 2018 and The Legal 500 United States 2015. In recent editions of Chambers USA, she has been “particularly noted for her extensive knowledge of closed-end funds” and commended by clients for being “among the best,” ”hard-working and indispensable,” and in The Legal 500 United States, she was recognized as “a highly respected figure in the mutual funds space” and lauded by clients for her experience which “allows her to navigate any situation with historical precedent to provide guidance on an appropriate path forward.”

Additionally, Sarah was a 2012 recipient of Georgetown Law’s Alumnae Award. Sarah has represented the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. on a pro bono basis for many years and now serves as a Trustee of NRDC.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1981 J.D.
  • Yale University, 1978 B.A.


  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Committee on Investment Management Regulation, 2005–2011
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Women’s Investment Management Forum

Admissions : New York 1982


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