Rebecca Neuschatz Zelenka

Rebecca Neuschatz Zelenka

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7260
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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Rebecca Neuschatz Zelenka is a corporate partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. She joined the Firm in 2004.

Ms. Zelenka's practice focuses on asset management work, concentrating on the structuring and offering of private equity funds and other alternative investment structures. She advises on all aspects of fund formation and ongoing operations of funds and their managers.

Ms. Zelenka's broad range of fund experience includes private equity/buyout, credit (including direct lending, mezzanine and others), real estate, special situations, infrastructure, regional-focused,‎ life sciences, funds-of-funds (primary, secondary, and industry-focused), employee and others. In addition, she advises clients on fund and manager-related matters such as employee incentive arrangements, stake investments and spin-out transactions; fund restructurings and reorganizations; placement agent arrangements; and regulatory matters.

Ms. Zelenka is a member of the Leadership Advisory Council of the National Women's Law Center. She serves as one of the chairs of the Firm's women initiative, The Women's Forum. Ms. Zelenka has been appointed to the Firm's Nominating Committee, New Partner Committee and Special Counsel Committee.

Honors & Awards

Ms. Zelenka is recognized as a "Next Generation Partner" by Legal 500 in Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds. She is also recognized by Private Funds Management in its 30 under 40 list. The list recognizes the 30 most influential private equity lawyers under the age of 40. Ms. Zelenka is noted for being a leading attorney in several private equity areas including buyout, real estate, infrastructure, credit and employee funds.

Professional Associations

Member, Leadership Advisory Council, National Women’s Law Center

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia; New York; US Patent and Trademark Office

Practices & Industries


University of Chicago Law School, JD – 2004
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS – 2001
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