- Capital Markets & Investments
- Business Development Companies
- Securities & Corporate Governance
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Capital
- Private Equity
- Private Investment Funds
- Venture Capital & Early Stage Finance
- Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs)
- Crisis Management
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0218|
|University ||Emory University, B.A.|
|Law School||Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude|
|Admitted||1989, Maryland; 1999, District of Columbia|
Member, Advisory Board, TheCorporateCounsel.net
Former Instructor, Georgetown University Law School
Former Adjunct Professor, George Washington University
|Born||Chicago, 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.
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)
• Crisis Management
Honorable Robert J. Klees, Court of Appeals - Louisiana, Fourth Circuit.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Pending SEC Rules Could Bring Additional Changes to Exchange Act Registration Requirements
Steven B. Boehm,James M. Cain,Cynthia M. Krus,John J. Mahon,Lisa A. Morgan, May 15, 2015
In March 2015, the comment period expired for rules proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) to implement Title V and Title VI of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”). These sections of the JOBS Act mandated the following changes:
SEC Whistleblower Is Second Compliance Officer to Receive Award
Thomas R. Bundy,Patricia A. Gorham,Cynthia M. Krus,Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy,Robert D. Owen, May 4, 2015
On April 22, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its second whistleblower award to an employee with internal audit or compliance responsibilities. The recipient of the award is a compliance professional who stands to receive between $1.4 million and $1.6 million.1...
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...
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