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Marquis Who's Who Honors Vandana P. Harris for Success in Law

Vandana P. Harris is recognized for excellence in investment and private equity funds

Her vision also extends to charitable endeavors where she aims to harness her commercial and corporate acumen for public sector impact, continuing her commitment to supporting those less fortunate.

    BELLEVUE, WA, May 20, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Vandana P. Harris has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Harris is Senior Counsel in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's Private Funds Practice and advises clients on the structuring, formation and operation of private investment funds across a variety of investment strategies, including managed accounts and co-investment arrangements. During the course of her career in private equity and funds, she has counselled institutional investors, as well as private equity sponsors, hedge funds, venture capital and impact funds on a broad range of complex, cross-border transactions. Ms. Harris provides a unique international perspective for her clients, having lived and worked in Kenya, the U.K. and the U.S. She received her LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law in 2006 and received her LPC with commendation from the College of Law – London in 1995 and her LL.B with upper class honors from University of Bristol in 1993. She is admitted to practice in New York and England and Wales and has previously been admitted in the District of Columbia and Washington State (non-practicing).

Prior to her current role, Ms. Harris was employed by the Unreasonable Group, initially as the managing director of investment strategy, then as the managing director of investment and inclusion. Her career trajectory also includes a rapid advancement within Foster Pepper PLLC in Seattle, beginning as an Of Counsel in 2010, becoming a partner in 2012. Ms. Harris's earlier roles include serving as a senior associate at Jones Day in New York and as Group General Counsel for Kensta Group of Companies in East Africa.

Her professional journey is marked by her exceptional ability to navigate complex market dynamics and her success in securing pivotal clients that substantially increased revenues for her firms. In light of her accomplishments, Ms. Harris was named a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers in 2015.

As a dedicated civil advocate, Ms. Harris's contributions have been shaped by her husband's outlook on philanthropy and volunteerism. She volunteers with him for the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, as well as other charitable organizations. Ms. Harris also supports orphanages and inner-city schools through speaking engagements and donation drives. Moreover, she frequently visits facilities for older adults, offering cooking classes, conducting various other activities, and engaging in conversations with them to foster a supportive and uplifting environment.

As she looks toward the future, Ms. Harris plans to utilize her extensive network and expertise to provide career counseling and engage more actively in speaking engagements, as well as apply her diverse experience and unique background to corporate boards. Her vision also extends to charitable endeavors where she aims to harness her commercial and corporate acumen for public sector impact, continuing her commitment to supporting those less fortunate.

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