Katy Yang is a Counsel in the New York office. She advises international and domestic private equity and venture capital sponsors, investors, companies and entrepreneurs in a range of corporate and finance transactions, with a focus on innovative impact investing transactions. Her practice includes structuring and formation of private investment funds, cross-border financings and general advisory work.
Prior to joining RPCK, Katy was the Teaching Fellow for the International Transactions Clinic at the New York University School of Law and a Fellow at the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship, where she advised impact investor and nonprofit clients on cross-border loan documentation, governance and other corporate matters. Katy also served as the principal investigator and lead author of an interdisciplinary case study on the structuring of the MicroBuild Fund, a global blended finance impact investment fund focusing on housing microfinance.
Katy was previously an associate in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP with experience in the executive compensation and employment, capital markets and debt finance practices. She represented U.S. and international clients in a variety of domestic and cross-border financial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, credit facilities and securities offerings. During her time at Cleary Gottlieb, Katy also maintained an active pro bono practice that included serving as an extern attorney with Lawyers Alliance for New York where she advised nonprofits on various governance, regulatory and contract matters.
Katy earned her B.A. in the Plan II Honors Program and B.B.A. in the Business Honors Program, both with highest honors, from the University of Texas at Austin, where she wrote her senior thesis on social entrepreneurship in young people. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a member of the New York Bar.
Harvard Law School, J.D.
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. and B.B.A
Corporate and M&A