Courtney Nowell focuses her practice on domestic and international business transactions, primarily representing institutional investor clients in investments in private equity and other investment funds, including leveraged buyout, venture capital, distressed debt, special opportunity, infrastructure, hedge and real estate funds, as well as secondary market purchases and divestments and co-investments. She has more than 18 years of experience representing institutional investors with respect to their worldwide private fund and consortium investments, including the transfer of private fund interests in the secondary market. 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.
Courtney was a 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.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Courtney was a partner at another global law firm and a member of its global board. She previously worked at a national accounting and professional services firm, where she was responsible for reviewing tax opinions, drafting requests for private letter rulings and other administrative guidance from the Internal Revenue Service, and monitoring tax legislative developments.
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