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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Omnibus Highway Bill Contains a Grab Bag of December Surprises for Public Companies and Companies Aspiring to Go Public
Cynthia R. Beyea,Steven B. Boehm,James M. Cain,Joel J. Hughey,Cynthia M. Krus, January 11, 2016
In December 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law an omnibus highway bill called “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or the “FAST Act.” This new law (i) amends certain sections of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS...

A Present from Congress: Significant Changes for SBICs
Steven B. Boehm,Terri G. Jordan,Cynthia M. Krus,Lisa A. Morgan,Harry S. Pangas, December 21, 2015
Late on December 15, Congress unveiled a tax extenders bill and omnibus bill that are expected to be merged into a single bill to be signed into law. The House and Senate are both expected to pass this legislation before the end of this week, and the President has indicated that he will sign this...

New NYSE Notification Rules - How to Ensure Your Company Complies with the Updated Timely Alert Policy
Steven B. Boehm,Cynthia M. Krus,Lisa A. Morgan,Harry S. Pangas,Payam Siadatpour, October 8, 2015
On September 28, 2015, the revised New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) requirements relating to the circulation of material non-public information by listed companies, and updated procedures relating to trading halts, became effective. These rules and procedures on the dissemination of material news by...

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Cynthia M. Krus

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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