Alison S. Ressler

Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Alison S. Ressler

Alison S. Ressler

Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Biography

As a partner since 1991 at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP, Alison Ressler is a member of the firm’s thirteen-person management committee. She is the first woman and first person outside the 800-lawyer firm’s New York office to serve in that role. Based in Los Angeles, she is the head of the firm’s California practice and co-head of the global private equity practice. In her work, where she represents some of the firm’s biggest clients, she focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. In 2014, Ressler was recognized as one of the ten most innovative lawyers in North America by the Financial Times and as a Law360 “M&A MVP.”

In 1980, Ressler received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa as a classics concentrator. She was active in community service and served as the president of Brown Community Outreach. Before being elected vice chancellor she had served as treasurer since 2008.

Ressler earned a J.D. from Columbia University in 1983, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She is co-chair of the Dean’s Council of Columbia Law School and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Harvard Westlake School.

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Co-Founder & Principal at CIM Group LP

CIM Group focuses on making and managing real estate and infrastructure investments in urban communities, located primarily in North America. They are process and research-driven investors who mitigate risk through the fundamental analysis of the long-term drivers of value in communities, such as the health of local private enterprises, population and demographic trends and the impact of revitalized or new infrastructure investments.CIM Group's investment strategy makes real estate or infrastructure investments through three distinct platforms. Each platform is diversified by geography and product type within its prescribed risk profile. The firm's platforms include: Opportunity Funds, Core/Stabilized Funds and Infrastructure Funds. Their Opportunity Funds focus on repositioning and development projects in established and emerging urban communities. CIM Group's Core/Stabilized Funds focus on well-positioned and operating properties in transitional districts. Their Infrastructure Funds focus on properties and services supporting the community and/or public interest such as renewable resources, utilities and parking.

Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1983

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa with Concentration in Classics
Class of 1980

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

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Current

Sullivan & Cromwell provides legal advisory services to financial, healthcare, insurance, real estate, energy, other sectors.

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Member of the Dean's Council
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Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

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$100K +
2013

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Representative from Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District

$2,000
2011

Senator from Maryland

$2,000
2011

Representative from Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District

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Salesforce.com, Inc. purchases Tableau Software, Inc.

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Milliken & Co., Inc. purchases Polartec LLC from Versa Capital Management LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
Who’s Who Legal - International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers
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Alison S. Ressler is affiliated with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Columbia University - Law School

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