Ivana Kovacevic Rouse

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1111 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77002-5800


Ivana Kovacevic Rouse’s practice focuses on the formation and ongoing representation of private investment funds and their management. Ms. Rouse has significant experience with hedge funds, private equity funds and hybrid funds pursuing a variety of investment strategies, including energy, commodities, emerging markets, distressed debt, event-driven, asset-backed, macro, real estate and funds of funds. She also represents fund sponsors and institutional investors, including institutional money managers, government plans and public company pension plans, investing in such funds. Ms. Rouse regularly advises management companies in connection with fundraising, registration, investment activities (including negotiating side letters, direct equity and other forms of convertible investments), marketing, ongoing compliance and operational issues. Additionally, she advises management companies on internal structuring issues such as mergers, spin-offs, profit sharing arrangements and seeding transactions. Ms. Rouse is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association. Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.