Richard I. Ansbacher

Richard I. Ansbacher

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7065
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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Richard I. Ansbacher is a corporate partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. He joined the Firm in 1999.

Mr. Ansbacher has concentrated for over 25 years on the formation and structuring of international and domestic investments and advising clients with regard to other aspects of asset management. He has extensive experience in global private equity funds, and has represented fund sponsors regarding regulatory compliance, tax structuring, employee compensation and general corporate matters. Mr. Ansbacher has also represented sponsors of and cornerstone investors in the formation of hedge funds, real estate funds, various types of "hybrid" funds, funds-of-funds and investment management companies.

Mr. Ansbacher regularly works on various fund products, fund investments and fund-related transactions for Permira, Neuberger Berman, Goldman Sachs (including as placement agent for third-party funds), BlackRock, Orangewood, Weld North, TCW and VBI.

Mr. Ansbacher has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School since 2014.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Ansbacher is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation. He is recognized by Legal 500 in Investment Funds: Private Equity Funds (including venture capital).

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia

Practices & Industries


New York University School of Law, LLM – 1984
University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD – 1983
  • cum laude
  • Editor, Law Review
  • Order of the Coif
University of Florida, BS – 1979
  • cum laude
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