Thomas H. Bell is a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he is a member of the firm’s corporate department. Mr. Bell specializes in investment management matters and oversees the firm’s private funds practice, an area in which the firm has a preeminent international presence, having been chosen as the “Global Private Funds Law Firm of the Year” for five consecutive years (2005-2009) by Who’s Who Legal. He advises clients globally on organizing and advising a wide range of buyout funds, real estate funds, venture capital funds and other kinds of private equity funds, as well as hedge funds, offshore funds and other kinds of funds for alternative asset categories. He is a frequent lecturer before professional groups on private investment funds of all kinds.
Representative clients include Aquiline Capital Partners, Calera Capital, CapGen Financial, The Carlyle Group, Evercore Partners, Ferrer Freeman, JC Flowers & Co, The JE Robert Companies, Macquarie, Morgan Stanley, New Mountain Capital, The Sentient Group and Sterling Investment Partners.
Mr. Bell joined Simpson Thacher in 1983 and became a partner in 1992. He received his BA, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1978, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He received his JD from Yale Law School in 1983, where he was editor of The Yale Law Journal.