Marianne C. Sarrazin



  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1999, J.D., cum laude, Federal Legislation Clinic; Co-Managing Editor Georgetown Journal of International Law (formerly Law and Policy in International Business)
  • University of Arizona, 1993, B.A., cum laude, French Literature/ Political Science (double major)

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • New York
  • California


  • French

Marianne is counsel in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Group and has substantial experience representing both domestic and foreign issuers in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including capital markets, stock and asset sales (M&A), reverse mergers and spin-offs. Marianne regularly advises U.S. and foreign private issuers on U.S. public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities (IPOs, secondary offerings, shelf registration statements, PIPEs, ELOCs,and Rule 144A and/or Regulation S private placements), as well as with respect to compliance with ongoing reporting obligations (Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, 20-F and 6-K), NYSE and NASDAQ listing requirements (director independence and corporate governance requirements), Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and annual (or special) shareholder meeting-related matters (proxy statements, bylaw provisions and review of board committee charters). She also regularly advises underwriters and placement agents in capital markets transactions, and also assists shareholders and insiders with beneficial ownership reporting (Forms 13D/13G) and Section 16 (Forms 3, 4 and 5), as well as Rule 144 resales. Marianne's experience spans a number of industries including pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, medical device, geothermal drilling, software development, digital music, electronic medical records (EMRs) and personal health records (PHRs), payment card systems and other financial services.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
  • 1999 - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (New York and Paris)
  • 1998 - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Summer Associate
  • 1997 - ABB Asea Brown Boveri - Legal Trainee (Summer)


In her spare time, Marianne enjoys travelling, cooking and wine tasting as well as spending time with her family.