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Anna Rips

Partner, Corporate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6037
Fax: 1(212) 303-7037


Anna Rips is a partner in the Investment Funds & Private Capital practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Rips focuses her practice on direct lending, private debt and credit funds. She represents fund sponsors, asset managers, and investment advisers in connection with the structuring and distribution of U.S. and international private offerings of investment funds, including open and closed-end funds, hybrid funds in various asset classes, negotiated seed and strategic investments, joint ventures, and other transactions.

Ms. Rips advises clients on related general corporate and regulatory matters, such as compliance with the U.S. Investment Advisers Act, the U.S. Investment Company Act, and the rules and regulations of FINRA.


  • Chambers USA, Nationwide Private Equity: Fund Formation (2021-2023)
  • Chambers Global, USA Private Equity: Fund Formation (2022-2023)
  • IFLR1000 US, Highly Regarded, Investment Funds (2023)


  • Duke Law School, J.D., 2006
  • Duke University, M.B.A., 2006
  • Cornell University, B.A., 2000

Engagement & Publications

  • “Bespoke Governance Measures Investment Managers Should Adopt to Support Founder Liquidity Events,” Private Equity Law Report, November 17, 2022
  • “Key Considerations for Companies Using Corporate Sponsored Funds to Access Private Markets,” Private Equity Law Report, June 28, 2022
  • “How Good Governance Frameworks Can Optimize Outcomes in Continuation Funds,” Private Equity Law Report, March 15, 2022
  • “Corporate Sponsored Funds as a Means of Raising Capital,” VentureCapital Magazine, June 16, 2021
  • “Corporate Deal Flows and Private Funds,” Financier Worldwide, September 2019
  • “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Alternative Investment Funds 2019 (USA),” Global Legal Group Ltd., 2019

Practice Areas

Investment Funds & Private Capital

Investment Management





New York Bar


Duke University, M.B.A. 2006

Duke University School of Law, J.D. 2006

Cornell University, B.A. 2000

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