Louis H. Singer advises US and international clients on private investment funds, including buyout, venture capital, real estate, hedge, distressed assets, energy, infrastructure, and credit funds. He also represents buyers and sellers in secondary transactions and asset managers in the formation of funds of funds and in co-investments. His clients include major pension funds, life insurance companies, universities, banking institutions, and alternative investment managers. Until September 30, 2019, Louis was the leader of Morgan Lewis’s 150-lawyer investment management practice. He currently is a member of Morgan Lewis’s International Leadership Team.
Louis formerly served as a trustee and president of the American College of Investment Counsel, and as a member of the board of governors of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel. He is a member of the Private Investment Funds Forum, which he chaired in 2012.
His recent speaking engagements include presentations to the Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Summit, the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, the International Bar Association, Wharton Private Equity Partners, SuperReturn USA, the Institute for Private Investors, the New York City Bar Association, the American College of Investment Counsel, and the Association of Life Insurance Counsel.
Louis has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2004. In 2006, he was named by Private Equity International as one of the 30 most influential private equity lawyers in the world. He is one of only four lawyers included in The Legal 500’s Hall of Fame for Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital).
Stanford Law School, 1977, J.D.
University of Cambridge, 1975, LL.B., First Class
University of Pennsylvania, 1973, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
England & Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
Awards and Affiliations
Band 1, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation: Investor Representation, USA, Chambers Global (2019)
Band 1, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation: Investor Representation, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2018, 2019)
Ranked, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation, USA, Chambers Global (2007–2018)
Ranked, Chambers USA (2004–2017)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Named, TheLegal 500 Hall of Fame (2017, 2018)
Leading Lawyer, Investment fund formation and management: Private equity funds (including venture capital), The Legal 500 US (2019)
Leading Lawyer, Investment Fund Formation and Management - Private Equity Funds, The Legal 500 US (2009–2018)
Recognized, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2005–2020)
Recognized, New York Super Lawyers
Recognized, Who’s Who Legal (2007–2017)
Former President, American College of Investment Counsel
Former Member, Board of Governors, The Association of Life Insurance Counsel
Member, Private Investment Funds Forum
Member, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
Editorial Board Member, Stanford Law Review
Recipient, Cambridge College Prize for Academic Excellence
Recipient, The Thouron Award for study in the United Kingdom