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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Peter Phleger

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Business & Finance


Peter M. Phleger is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Private Investment Funds Group. Mr. Phleger focuses his practice on the formation of private investment funds, including venture and private equity funds, fund-of-funds, and secondary funds, representing both sponsors and institutional investors. He also advises sponsors in their operation and investment activities, with particular focus on secondary transactions. Mr. Phleger represents both multi-billion dollar partnerships and early-stage venture capital firms. He is skilled in the structure, formation, governance, and investing activities of private investment funds, including partnership agreement terms and conditions, public disclosure issues, securities law compliance, investor relations, and general partner separations. Other facets of Mr. Phleger's practice include representation of fund-of-funds and investment managers as investors in private investment funds and the representation of secondary funds in the purchase of portfolios of fund interests. For more information, view Mr. Phleger's biography at


Member, USF Law Review; Member, McCauliffe Honor Society; Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2006–2011); Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008–2013); Listed, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012–2013)


University of San Francisco School of Law, 1996, J.D.; Yale University, 1985, B.A.

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP reports an increase in sovereign wealth fund matters, and in this space, Peter Phleger in San Francisco advised Pantheon Ventures on a $2bn commitment into a customized fund from Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Japan. Paul McCoy, who operates out of the New York and San Francisco offices, represented the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a $50m investment in Warburg Pincus Financial Sector LP. Pension plan matters are another core area of strength; Louis Singer, who splits his time between London and New York, advised the New York City Comptroller's Office on the launch of a number of strategic partnerships, with an aggregate value of $3bn, between KKR and five New York City pension funds. Gerald Kehoe, who advises Lime Rock Partners, is a key contact in the Boston office.

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