Cynthia M. Krus: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Cynthia M. Krus

Cynthia Krus
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Business Development Companies
  • Corporate
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Venture Capital & Early Stage Finance
  • Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs)
  • Insurance
  • Crisis Management
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0218
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Emory University, B.A.
Law SchoolTulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude
Admitted1989, Maryland; 1999, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, Advisory Board,
Former Instructor, Georgetown University Law School
Former Adjunct Professor, George Washington University

BornChicago, Illinois, 1962

Cynthia Krus counsels companies and alternative investment funds in their quest to grow their businesses, especially in the crucial area of raising capital. Cynthia works with management teams and boards of directors to develop strategic plans and timing for critical decisions in all aspects of their businesses, including mergers and acquisitions; proxy contests; going-private transactions; reorganizations; debt, equity and rights offerings; and other securities and capital markets transactions. She is recognized as a leading adviser to business development companies (BDCs) and small business investment companies (SBICs).

With more than 20 years working in this specialized area, Cynthia brings deep, hands-on experience to the complex issues-both legal and strategic-faced by companies. She counsels public companies in a broad range of corporate and securities matters, such as corporate governance, crisis management, whistleblower response, disclosure, executive compensation and shareholder matters.

Cynthia is the author of the Corporate Secretary's Answer Book, which is updated annually, and frequently speaks at industry conferences on regulatory, corporate governance, and capital raising issues.

Selected Experience

Sutherland guides publicly traded private equity fund through leveraged buyout and strategic roll-up transaction.

Sutherland represents a large BDC in shelf registration offerings.

Sutherland counsels Allied Capital throughout its merger with Ares Capital.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Washington, D.C. nonprofit Bread for the City as “Community Leader of the Year” (2011)

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the areas of corporate mergers and acquisitions and private equity (2010-2015)

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of corporate mergers and acquisitions (2010, 2015) and mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (2011-2012, 2015); and capital markets: equity offerings (2012-2013, 2015)

Client Tools
Crisis Response & Incident Investigation


Honorable Robert J. Klees, Court of Appeals - Louisiana, Fourth Circuit.


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SEC Issues Guidance Clarifying Anti-Retaliation Provision of Dodd-Frank Act
Thomas R. Bundy,Patricia A. Gorham,Cynthia M. Krus,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Robert D. Owen, August 12, 2015
On August 4, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or “the Commission”) issued guidance that further clarifies the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provision.1 According to the Commission, Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act) protects...

SEC Proposes Disclosure Rules on Director, Officer and Employee Hedging
Steven B. Boehm,James M. Cain,Cynthia M. Krus,John J. Mahon,Lisa A. Morgan, June 10, 2015
In April 2015, the comment period expired for rules proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) to implement Section 955 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act).1 These proposed rules (the Proposed Rules)2 would require disclosure...

Performance Anxiety: SEC Proposes Pay Versus Performance Rule
Steven B. Boehm,Adam B. Cohen,Michael A. Hepburn,Cynthia M. Krus,Paul R. Lang, June 2, 2015
On April 29, 2015, by a 3-2 vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) voted to propose a rule to implement Section 14(i) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act), as added by Section 953(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the...

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Cynthia M. Krus

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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