Sophie Cuthbertson is a partner in the firm’s Capital Markets Group. She focuses her practice primarily on securitization and private fund formation. She advises issuers, underwriters, initial purchasers, hedge funds and private equity funds in private Rule 144A/Regulation S and public securitization transactions for varied asset types, including student loans, personal consumer loans, solar loans and other financial assets. Sophie also has extensive experience advising on the structuring, formation and operation (both on-shore and off-shore) of a variety of privately offered alternative investment products, including U.S. and non-U.S. hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds and fund-of-funds. She advises registered and unregistered investment advisers and a variety of fund sponsors, including Fintech originators. She also has significant experience with institutional and retail unsecured medium-term note offerings and other investment and non-investment grade public and private debt offerings representing both underwriters and large public company issuers.
In connection with her practice Sophie regularly advises clients with respect to compliance with the Securities Act, the Exchange Act, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act and other federal and state securities laws.
Prior to joining Cadwalader, Sophie was a corporate finance associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1998 and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. She is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and the State of New York.