Shari Siegel practices corporate law focused on strategic and transactional advisory work, corporate governance, general corporate counsel & risk mitigation services, investment funds, and all stages of corporate and partnership organizations. As head of SRD’s Environmental Social and Governance (“ESG”) practice, she advises on corporate ESG initiatives and provides outside corporate secretarial and governance services. She has designed, developed and implemented anticorruption, lobbying, regulatory and general corporate ethics and compliance programs.

Shari has served as Managing Director, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Ranieri Partners LLC, a family of private investment-related companies founded by Lewis Ranieri, since 2011. In addition, she has recently consulted on novel financing vehicles, economic development strategies and fintech ventures for other sophisticated investors. Previously, she was Assistant General Counsel at CA, Inc., where she focused on mergers & acquisitions (M&A), divestitures, corporate transactions, governance, compliance, FCPA/anticorruption and government ethics law

Shari has advised a diverse array of clients on matters involving venture investments, fund formation, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, crisis management, corporate transactions, M&A, multinational insolvencies, data protection and dispute resolution in a wide range of industries, including finance/investment, technology, manufacturing, mining, healthcare, retail, advertising, hospitality, entertainment and commercial air transportation.

Shari currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of Peters Valley School of Craft, where she is on the Board’s Executive, Inclusion Diversity Equity & Access (IDEA) and Governance Committees, and Manchester Riverwalk Inc.

Shari has developed and led a series of panel discussions on ESG issues affecting the investment community for Women in Fund Finance and moderated panels and served as a speaker on ESG topics for various other organizations. Shari has published numerous articles on corporate sustainability, governance and corporate restructuring, and has lectured and trained on both corporate restructuring and corporate ethics & compliance topics.

Shari recently served as a business mentor and coach in the Bennington Intrapreneur Challenge and a judge in the Berkshire Innovation Challenge, each run by Lever, Inc. She has also been personally trained by former Vice President Al Gore to speak on climate change challenges and solutions as a Climate Reality Leade

Bar Admissions
New York
US Supreme Court
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
SDNY
EDNY

Employment History
Managing Director, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Ranieri Partners LLC
Practicum Consultant, Fresh Tracks Capital
Assistant General Counsel & Vice President, CA Inc.
Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins
Counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Education
M.B.A in Sustainable Innovation cum laude, University of Vermont
J.D. magna cum laude, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
B.A., Barnard College

Editor, The Sustainable Innovation Review
Managing Editor, Cardozo Law Review
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Jacob Burns Scholar
Alexander Fellow