Rachael Browndorf

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 303 801 2763
United States
T:+1 303 801 2763
Rachael Browndorf

Rachael Browndorf

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Rachael is an associate practicing in the Denver and New York offices. She focuses her practice on representing family offices, funds and financial institutions in connection with fund formations and their ongoing operations, investment due diligence, private equity and debt transactions, cross-border structuring and investment adviser regulations.

Rachael also advises clients on the development and regulation of financial services and products in the FinTech sector.  This includes private and public token offerings, cryptocurrency, smart contracts, blockchain and other disruptive technologies for both start-ups and global financial institutions.  Rachael also has experience advising financial institutions on custody and trading solutions for digital assets and related regulatory issues in the FinTech space. 

Rachael is part of the firm's FinTech team, frequently writing and speaking on blockchain, cryptocurrency and smart contract issues.

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JD, NYU School of Law, 2016
BA, summa cum laude, Economics and Psychology, University of Miami, 2013

In law school, Rachael was a Senior Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law.

  • Colorado State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Private equity fund in negotiating an anchor investment in the PIPE round of a biotech SPAC
  • Family office in connection with its major public shareholding in a SPAC and related matters
  • Fintech company in its strategic acquisition of an artificial intelligence business
  • Blockchain foundation in its $150 million initial coin offering including private SAFT and public auction fundraising rounds
  • Fintech and cryptocurrency company in $20 million "founder" round capital raise from strategic and financial investors
  • Fintech company in its strategic acquisition of a payments processing business
  • Various funds and family offices in private equity co-investments with numerous fund managers and fundless sponsors
  • Fund of funds in a series of private equity secondary sales
  • Private equity fund in bank recapitalization investments including up to 9.9% voting stock ownership and related Federal Reserve passivity commitment filings
  • Artificial intelligence technology company in its offering and sale of blockchain tokens for use in disintermediating certain advertising activities
  • Family office advisor with over $2.5 billion AUM in hedge fund, private equity fund and direct deal investments
  • Long/short equity manager with over $3 billion AUM in structuring and launch of hedge funds, long only funds and managed accounts, and ongoing regulatory and corporate advice
  • Structuring and negotiation of over $1 billion private equity program for Middle East wealth manager
  • Various fund managers in side letter negotiations and investor due diligence questionnaires and responses
  • Carillon Tower Advisers, Inc., a division of Raymond James Financial, Inc., in its acquisition of Scout Investments Inc. from UMB Financial Corp. for $172.5 million
  • New York State Catholic Health Plan, Inc., d/b/a Fidelis Care New York in the US $3.75 billion acquisition of its entire health insurance business by Centene Corporation
  • Administrative agent for the term lenders in connection with a first lien term loan credit facility, a debtor-in-possession term loan credit facility and an exit term loan credit facility extended to Payless ShoeSource and the Payless ShoeSource chapter 11 cases
  • Mercer Investments, a division of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, in its acquisition of Summit Strategies Group