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 (2010-2014)

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

Client Tools
• Crisis Management

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


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SEC Gives Insider Outside Bounty for Whistleblowing
Thomas R. Bundy,Patricia A. Gorham,Cynthia M. Krus,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Robert D. Owen, March 27, 2015
On March 2, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission awarded a whistleblower at least $475,000 for providing original, high-quality information that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. The whistleblower is a former company officer, which is particularly noteworthy since officers...

New SEC Guidance Adds Flexibility to BDC Co-Investing
Steven B. Boehm,Cynthia M. Krus,John J. Mahon,Anne G. Oberndorf,Harry S. Pangas, February 13, 2015
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Investment Management (the Division) just published guidance that will permit business development companies (BDCs) to co-invest with certain persons considered affiliates without obtaining exemptive relief. Under the Investment Company...

Largest SEC Whistleblower Award Could Have Been Larger
Thomas R. Bundy,Patricia A. Gorham,Cheryl L. Haas,Cynthia M. Krus,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, October 1, 2014
On September 22, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the largest-ever whistleblower award, more than double last year’s record-breaking award. According to the Order, the award, which will likely exceed $30 million, could have been even larger if the whistleblower had...

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Cynthia M. Krus

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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