Ranked "#1 Most Active Law Firm" globally, based on the number of funds worked on for limited partners, by Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst (2013)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2012)
Ranked, Band 1: Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual Funds in The U.S. Legal 500 (2012)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Securities/Capital Markets Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2012)
Ranked, Band 2: Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer Regulation in Chambers USA (2012)
Ranked, Band 2: Investment Funds: Registered Funds in Chambers USA (2012)
honors + affiliations
Listed, Chambers Europe: Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010, 2012)
- New York
Ann G. Baker is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice and a member of the Private Investment Funds Practice. Ms. Baker focuses her practice on private equity and investment fund structuring and formation. She represents sponsors of and investors in a broad range of international private equity and other private investment funds, including leveraged buyout, venture capital, real estate and infrastructure funds, as well as funds of funds and secondary funds. Her practice includes advising secondary funds and other investors in the structuring and purchase of portfolios of fund interests. She also advises European and U.S. fund sponsors on multijurisdictional offerings to a diverse international institutional investor base. Ms. Baker additionally advises investment managers and other financial institutions on regulatory issues that relate to fund raising and operational matters.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Baker was an international counsel at a business law firm. While there, she lead the Paris office's private equity fund formation practice.
Ms. Baker is a frequent speaker at private equity conferences and events. She also participates in various committees of the French private equity association (Association Française des Investisseurs en Capital).
Ms. Baker received her J.D., cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 1981 and her B.A. in political science from Wellesley College in 1978. She is fluent in French and English.
Ms. Baker is admitted to practice in Paris and New York. She is a registered foreign lawyer in England & Wales.
- Tulane University Law School, 1981, J.D., Cum Laude
- Wellesley College, 1978, B.A.