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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Capital Markets


Rosa Testani advises private equity funds, portfolio companies and other corporations in complex corporate finance transactions. In particular, she regularly advises on high-yield debt offerings; tender offers; consent solicitations; and equity offerings, including IPOs. She also has extensive experience in advising distressed companies, creditors, and special situations investors on financing and securities matters in out-of-court and in-court restructurings.

Rosa regularly advises on securities law compliance, corporate governance and covenant compliance matters. She serves as a long-term legal advisor to C-suite executives and senior management. Over the course of her career, she has worked on a large number of sophisticated deals and has represented one of the largest private equity funds in the world.

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Co-head, Akin Gump’s capital markets group; Member, Akin Gump’s firmwide Audit Committee and firmwide Retirement Committee; Member, New York office Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Member, advisory board for the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.


B.S., Fordham University, summa cum laude, 1985; J.D., Yale Law School, 1988

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP remains best known for its work in the energy sector with strong capital markets specialists in Houston and Dallas, though with the further growth of the New York office it is developing its spread of engagements across a number of industries, most notably through New York partner Rosa A. Testani. The capital markets group has a particularly strong record in high-yield debt and in transactions linked to refinancings, liability management and corporate restructuring exercises. Houston partner John Goodgame is co-head of the securities practice and an experienced figure in energy sector capital markets offerings, including those by master limited partnerships (MLPs). Dallas partners Garrett DeVries and Seth Molay are also key names, along with Christine B LaFollette in Houston.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is noted for high-yield debt offerings linked to acquisition financings for M&A and private equity transactions. The firm’s traditions in the energy sector also bring it a number of high-yield debt engagements, as does its prominence in restructurings. Entertainment is another key sector for the team. Houston partner Christopher Centrich is experienced in high-yield debt offerings in the energy sector. Dallas partners Garrett DeVries and Alan Laves are also key names, along with New York’s Rosa A. Testani.