Sarah P. Payne

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Recognized by Euromoney Legal Media Group as a “Rising Star in Finance” in 2018, Sarah Payne is managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Palo Alto office and is co-head of the Capital Markets Group. Sarah has a broad-based corporate practice advising clients on a wide range of transactions, focusing on public and private securities offerings and public and private company mergers and acquisitions. Sarah has also represented investors in numerous venture capital investments.

Sarah spoke on a panel titled “Disclosure and Reporting Considerations with Respect to Investments in Emerging Markets” as part of the SEC’s staff roundtable on investing in emerging markets in June 2020. Sarah has also been a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, teaching a class on “International Securities Regulation” in Spring 2019. Additional speaking engagements include leading “A West Coast Conversation: Liquidity, Valuation and Capital and Governance Structure” at the 2018 University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law and Economics’ program and regularly participating in PLI’s Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company on the “Earn-outs and Fiduciary Duties in Private Transactions” panel.

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