Ann Richardson Knox is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice at Mayer Brown and oversees the Fund Finance team in the New York office. Ann has spent her entire career structuring complex leveraged financings to US and global private funds, sponsors and portfolio companies and has represented both financial institutions and funds. Ann’s vast experience encompasses financings at every level of the capital stack and every phase of a fund’s existence. 

Ann represents major domestic and foreign investment and commercial banks as lead agent and arranger in connection with subscription credit facilities. She has been lead counsel on many of the largest and complex subscription credit facilities to funds sponsored by the world’s preeminent fund sponsors. Ann’s practice also includes structuring novel solutions to provide leverage on fund portfolio assets, including real estate, debt and portfolio companies. Notably, Ann led the first such portfolio leveraging financings to secondary funds almost a decade ago.

She is a frequent author and speaker on subscription credit facilities and other fund finance products providing insight as to the cutting edge issues and trends in the market place. Ann has a JD from Columbia Law School and a BA from Cornell University. 


Columbia University, JD

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Cornell University, BS


  • New York


  • American Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyer's Association