Pamela Robertson is a transactional attorney who counsels corporate and governmental clients on complex matters. Pamela has extensive experience representing public pension funds and other institutional investors with respect to investment in private equity, venture capital, hedge and other alternative investments.

She also advises both investors and portfolio companies on acquisitions, dispositions and mergers and has years of experience representing foreign and domestic corporations as well as governments across a broad spectrum of industries and legal issues. Pamela has a vested interest in the business of her clients and is committed to partner with them to identify legal issues and provide timely and pragmatic responses as legal and business issues arise.
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  • Public pension funds in connection with billions of dollars of investments across the liquidity spectrum of alternative investments, including venture capital, private equity (growth equity, leveraged buyouts, distressed and secondary acquisitions), absolute return (long/short, global macro), commodities, real estate, infrastructure, physical/real assets and other alternative investments.
  • A strategic venture capital fund in the pharmaceutical support space with respect to its investment in and exits from portfolio companies.
  • Hedge funds in connection with its investment strategies and execution of credit default swaps.
  • A venture capital financed startup which developed software that designed, configured and monitored optical mesh networks.
  • A publicly traded optical company in connection with a re-capitalization, divestures of non-strategic subsidiaries and/or operating divisions, which ultimately resulted in a $1 billion merger with a Fortune 500 company.
  • The parent company and seller of a medical device operation with foreign and domestic subsidiaries.
  • Financial institutions in connection with the sale of non-strategic assets.
  • A water company in connection with the privatization of the City of Cranston, Rhode Island Water and Sewer System.
  • A convention center authority in connection with the design, construction and financing of the $323,000,000 hotel and convention center.
  • Insurance companies in connection with negotiating post-investment matters and negotiating ISDA agreements.
  • The Government of Bermuda in connection with its U.S. operations.
  • Prime broker in connection with analysis, under applicable state law, of the enforceability of investment management documentation as well as ISDA agreements with governmental counterparties.
  • Developers and governmental entities in connection with project financings, including airports, health care, educational facilities and utility systems.
  • Hedge funds in connection with the development and execution of certain investment strategies.
  • Investors with respect to the credit default swaps.
  • Sponsors in connection with the formation of funds.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Brown University, A.B.


  • New York
  • Rhode Island

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
  • Member, National Association of Investment Companies
  • Member, Women's Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE)
  • Member, National Association of Securities Professionals
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, National Forum of Black Public Administrators
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2023 for Public Finance Law
  • “25 Influential Black Women in Business,” The Network Journal (March 2013)
  • Pro Bono Partner of the Year (2008)
  • Served as an editor of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Policy in International Business

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  • Panelist, “Superwomen JDs, Private Practice,” 8th Annual Conference on Women in Law, New York
  • Panelist, “How to be a Good Negotiator for Your Company: Tactics and Techniques for a Perfect Negotiation,” New York
  • Panelist, “ILPA Principles Breakout Sessions and Roundtable Discussion on Key Provisions,” NASP Southern California Chapter, University of Southern California (2012)
  • Presenter, “Investment Funds Basics,” Reinsurance Department, CLE, New York (October 2011)
  • Presenter, “Legal Considerations in Public Private Partnerships – What is a Private Public Partnership,” Atlantic Connection, Miami, Florida (July 2011)
  • Presenter, “Effective People Strategies,” Forum for Institutional Investors, Minority and Women-owned Funds, New York (June 2011)
  • Curriculum and panel Director, “ILPA Guidelines Track,” Private Equity Event, Los Angeles, California (January 2011)
  • Moderator, “Federal Legislative Policies and Their Impact on Private Equity, Particularly the EDM,” NAIC Annual Meeting and Convention (October 2010)
  • Panelist, “Financial Reform: What is the Impact to Your Business,” Town Hall Meetings – NASP – New York, Legislative Committee (July 2010)
  • Moderator, “Emerging Trends of Infrastructure,” Atlantic Connection, Miami, Florida (July 2010)
  • Lecturer, “Choice of Entity,” Pace Law School LLM Commercial Real Estate Program, White Plains, New York (January 2009)
  • Co-author, “Learning Curve: The Moves Towards US CDS Regulation,” Derivatives Week (October 28, 2008)
  • Co-author, “Bond Insurance and Credit Default Swaps- New York Regulatory Plan for Credit Default Swaps,” Presented at City Bar center CLE on Financial Institution Liabilities, Risks and Related Insurance Issues (October 21, 2008)
  • Co-lecturer, “Panel Fund Formation,” National Association of Investment Companies (October 2008)
  • Moderator and Panelist, “Activist Investors,” MCCA Mid-winter Seminar, Chicago, Illinois (March 2008)
  • Co-author, “Judgment Call: Minefield,” (March 14, 2003)

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