Lori E. Lesser

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Lori E. Lesser

Lori E. Lesser

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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New York City, NY

Number of Boards

11

Number of Awards

23

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Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Partner at MSD Capital LP

MSD Capital is an investment firm primarily focused on the following investment activities: investing in publicly traded securities, engaging in traditional private equity activities, investing in real estate and selectively forming partnerships with established third-party managers in the private and public markets.The MSD Public Equities group's primary investment mission is to utilize their family capital base and resources in making long-term equity investments in a limited number of outstanding companies. The group employs a disciplined, research-intensive analytic process in their search for businesses that possess sustainable long-term competitive advantages and are managed by honest, astute and shareholder-driven people. In addition to investing in equities, MSD maintains a substantial convertible bond portfolio.Private equity is an integral part of the long-term investment strategy of MSD. They seek to deploy capital in outstanding businesses with excellent management teams at attractive valuations. As distinct from private equity funds, they provide long-term, permanent capital and are able to invest without the pressures of fund raising.MSD invests in established public and private companies through privately negotiated transactions, including buyouts of private companies and divisions of public or private companies and acquisitions of public companies through going private transactions. They also make purchases of blocks of stock from public or private companies seeking equity capital or persons, families or funds seeking liquidity on existing investments. Transaction examples include leveraged and management buyouts, going private transactions, mezzanine debt and other structured investments, Private Investments in Public Entities (PIPEs) and growth equity financings, platform acquisitions and roll-ups and partnerships with other financial sponsors.While they maintain a generalist approach with regard to industries and transaction structures, they generally seek to invest in non-technology companies as a means to diversify their portfolio.MSD seeks investments with the following characteristics: solid business fundamentals including recurring revenue, high margin businesses with organic growth potential and favorable long-term prospects. They also seek investments in companies with stable, predictable operating earnings and free cash flow as evidenced by consistent operating history, a strong and sustainable market position based on high barriers to entry, attractive valuations and favorable transaction structures. Other considerations are sensible valuation multiples with attractive free cash flow yields, conservative leverage ratios with emphasis on safety of principal and strong management teams.MSD also engages in special opportunities investing. The group focuses on a variety of event-driven investment strategies including distressed debt investing, equity restructurings, direct investments and merger arbitrage.The firm's Partnership Investments group invests in a select number of investment partnerships across a variety of investment disciplines and asset classes, including hedge funds employing specific public equity and fixed-income strategies, private equity funds and real estate. They seek to generate superior risk-adjusted and tax-efficient returns by concentrating their investments with outstanding managers who collaborate with the firm to build economically aligned, long-term strategic relationships.

Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1993

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

AB, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1988

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Member
Current

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce. The not-for-profit Association was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.” Today, more than 6,000 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands. Members of INTA find true value in the Association’s global trademark research, policy development and education and training. Headquartered in New York City, INTA also has offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Washington DC and representatives in Geneva and Mumbai.

Fellow
Current

The FPA is the principal public forum in New York City for foreign policy addresses, attracting broad national and international attention. Over the years, U.S. presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, have delivered major addresses before FPA audiences. Through its annual meetings program and World Leadership Forum, the FPA gives members access to discussion and debate on the most critical issues facing America today. More than 60 heads of government have participated in the World Leadership Forum since 2000.

Member
Current

The Women's Forum is a community where preeminent New York women leaders of diverse achievement come together to make a difference for each other and to take an active, leadership role in matters of importance to them.

Career History
Partner
Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Boards & Committees
Member, Steering Committee
Current
Member, Advisory Board
Current
Member, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed

The key criterion for investment is that the venture is likely to generate benefits for New York City and its communities. Priorities include job creation, revitalization of distressed areas and innovative ideas or products that position New York at the cutting edge of growth sector industries.NYFM invests in technology or Internet companies, but only alongside an experienced lead venture capital investor. They do not make grants, but will provide below market financing for not-for-profit projects that advance their mission. They do not make long-term real estate investments nor invest in real estate for housing. They will provide short-term real estate financing for projects that have a significant impact in terms of permanent job creation, new business development or revitalization of a community.NYFM provides subordinated debt to leverage other private capital or to maintain maximum ownership for management of minority-owned companies. When investing in a venture capital deal, returns are expected to equal those of other at-risk parties.About one third of the fund's assets are owned by a limited liability company, with investors who have effectively made an interest free, unsecured loan to the fund for a period of fifteen years. Another third of the assets are held by the Civic Capital Corp., a public charity established to administer tax exempt contributions that have been donated to the fund. These investments are restricted to investment in eligible charitable activities such as economic development. The balance of assets is held by the New York Small Business Venture Fund I and II.

Member, Business Advisory Council
Current

ProPublica, Inc. operates as an independent and non-profit online news organization that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. It offers news applications, graphics, databases, and tools covering various areas, such as floods, body scanners, buying votes, dialysis, dragnets, examining Medicare, bailout, stimulus, fracking, guns, injection wells, insult to injury, internships, nursing homes, overdose, patient safety, policing patient privacy, post mortem, redistricting, restraints, segregation, tainted drywall, temp land, drone claims, prescribers, and tobacco debt. The company was founded by Paul E. Steiger in October 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Dean's Advisory Council
Current
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) maintains and enhances a highly engaged, vibrant community of alumni and friends worldwide. The HAA, with offices on the 6th floor of 124 Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge, is the official association of all alumni of Harvard University. Its regular members include recipients of all degrees granted by the University and Radcliffe College, as well as the members of all University Faculties. Others whose names appear on the alumni records of the University, but who have not received degrees, are associate members. They may attend any meetings and take part in any activities of the Association but may not vote for Overseers of the University or Directors of the HAA. The purpose of the HAA as stated in its Constitution is to promote the welfare of Harvard University and to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between Harvard University and its alumni. The HAA helps alumni connect with the University and with fellow graduates through a wealth of Club activities, continuing education programs, online services, and alumni events around the world.

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Representative from Alabama's 7th Congressional District

$5,200
2013

Senator from New Jersey

$2,500
2012

Representative from Connecticut's 4th Congressional District

Transactions
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3M Company purchases Acelity Holdings, Inc. from Apax Partners Ltd., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Private Investments, PSP Investments Canada, Inc. (Private Equity)

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Calsonic Kansei Corp., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase Magneti Marelli SpA from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV

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Platinum Equity Advisors LLC purchases Livingston International, Inc. from Sterling Fund Management LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Private Investments

Awards & Honors
Rank #123
2014
Crain's New York Business - Most Connected New Yorkers
1997
Court Admission: Supreme Court of the United States
1995
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Events
Organizer
Harvard Law School - “Celebration 55” Global Women’s Conference

Organizer
Harvard Law School - Class of 1993 15th Reunion

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