Courtney Nowell advises global clients on their inbound and outbound investments into private investment funds, including leveraged buyout, venture capital, distressed debt, real estate, hedge, energy, infrastructure, and credit funds. She also represents buyers and sellers in secondary transactions and investments in opportunity and sidecar funds and co-investments. Her clients include sovereign wealth funds and major public and private pension funds, as well as foundations, endowments and family offices. Courtney is the leader of Morgan Lewis’s private equity funds practice.
Courtney also counsels institutional investor clients with respect to US corporate structuring, compliance, and governance issues, including the application of US anti-money laundering sanctions and know-your-customer laws and regulations.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Courtney was a partner at another global law firm and a member of its global board. She also worked at a national accounting and professional services firm where she advised on tax rulings and tax legislative developments.
Courtney is a former member of the board of directors of a foundation that supports a legal fellowship program that awards fellowships to law students who demonstrate a commitment to public service and public policy.
Georgetown University Law Center, 1999, LL.M., Taxation
College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, 1996, J.D.
Wellesley College, 1993, B.A., cum laude
District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia