Andrea J. Schwartzman

  • Partner
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.2952


Andrea Schwartzman is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and Global Chair of the Investment Funds Practice. Ms. Schwartzman advises private fund sponsors, asset managers, and institutional investors on a broad range of issues, including the structuring and formation of private investment funds, internal operations of funds, and regulatory compliance.

Ms. Schwartzman represents sponsors in the structuring and formation of private investment funds. She has significant experience advising on cross-border transactions involving private funds and investors throughout the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.

Ms. Schwartzman also advises on a wide variety of corporate matters involving private funds, including internal economic arrangements, portfolio company investments and exits, joint ventures, and strategic transactions, including the acquisition of investment managers.

Ms. Schwartzman represents fund sponsors in connection with the organization and operation of both US and global funds, including:

  • Buyout funds
  • Infrastructure funds
  • Power and energy funds
  • Credit opportunity and other debt funds
  • Co-investment funds
  • Real estate funds
  • Venture and growth capital funds
  • Funds-of-funds

As part of her practice, Ms. Schwartzman also advises sponsors on internal operational matters and general regulatory compliance under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Ms. Schwartzman regularly represents a broad range of clients, including:

  • Global Infrastructure Partners
  • Searchlight Capital Partners
  • Great Hill Partners
  • Tetragon Financial Group
  • M/C Partners

Ms. Schwartzman is recognized for Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation Nationwide by Chambers USA 2019. She is also recommended by The Legal 500 US 2013-2020 and praised by clients for her “smart, commercial and responsive service.”

Thought Leadership

  • DOL: Plan Fiduciaries Can Include Private Equity Investment -  June 08, 2020
  • Real Estate Pledge Funds  -  June 17, 2013
  • SEC Adopts Rule to Prohibit “Pay to Play” Practices -  July 21, 2010
  • Financial Services Regulation Bill Will Require Most Sponsors of Private Equity, Real Estate and Hedge Funds to Register as Investment Advisers -  July 15, 2010
  • SEC Proposes Rule to Prohibit Pay-to-Play Practices -  September 26, 2009
  • SEC Proposes Rule to Prohibit "Pay to Play" Practices -  September 10, 2009
“A superb attorney.”The Legal 500 US 2014
Bar Qualification
  • New York
  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 1996
    Stone Scholar
  • AB, Harvard College, 1992
    magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions
  • Investment Funds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity