Krysta C. Copeland

Washington, D.C.
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA

Krysta Copeland is an associate in the Corporate Department of the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice.

Ms. Copeland’s practice comprises myriad aspects of global fundraising. She regularly serves as lead counsel to investment funds on formation, structuring, and management matters, as well as to sponsors and investment advisors on global securities law matters. Her experience includes:

  • Forming and raising private funds, including drafting and negotiating the offering materials, primary governing agreements, term sheets, and side letters
  • Negotiating strategic relationships, including co-investments, alternative investment arrangements, and separately managed accounts
  • Counseling on fund operational matters, including intercompany transactions, restructurings, and internal governance
  • Advising on securities law matters, including registration and compliance under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and exemptions under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940

In addition to her practice, Ms. Copeland is committed to the firm’s pro bono, recruitment, and diversity initiatives. She currently serves as the Global Chair of Latham’s Black Lawyers Group and is a former member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

Ms. Copeland was previously an associate in the firm’s London office, where she advised issuers, sponsors, and top investment banks in international debt and equity capital markets offerings.

Ms. Copeland has represented: 

  • The Carlyle Group in onshore and offshore energy and power funds
  • Riverstone Holdings in strategic and alternative investment arrangements
  • CVC Capital Partners in bridge, bank, and bond LBO acquisition financing
  • MB Holding in the first conventional high yield bond offering in the Middle East
  • Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and other leading global investment banks in underwritten debt and equity securities offerings
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