Audra Cohen

Audra Cohen
New York
+1 212 459 7133

Audra Cohen is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice and Real Estate Industry business unit. She advises sponsor clients on all aspects of fund formation, fundraising, negotiations, and ongoing compliance in connection with real estate funds, real estate credit funds, infrastructure funds, and private equity buyout funds. For real estate and infrastructure funds, Audra specializes in the core and core-plus open-end space.

Audra also regularly advises sponsors on compliance with the Investment Advisers Act and the “bad actor” rule in addition to other regulatory compliance matters, fund-related aspects of real estate and mergers and acquisitions transactions, other liquidity transactions, and internal sponsor governance and economic arrangements.


Audra’s experience includes the representation of:

  • Carlyle in connection with multiple fundraises, including the $18.5 billion Carlyle Partners VII, the $13 billion Carlyle Partners VI, and the $1 billion Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners II and various co-investment vehicles*
  • Blackstone in connection with: 
    • Its Blackstone Property Partners US and Blackstone Property Partners Europe investment programs and various co-investment vehicles*
    • Its $14.6 billion recapitalization of BioMed Realty*
    • A $600 million capital raise by Harrington Reinsurance Holdings Limited*
    • Its C$3.8 billion acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET) and PIRET in the subsequent $730 million sale of its US assets to WPT Industrial REIT*
    • Its strategic acquisition of Strategic Partners*
  • Alinda Capital Partners in connection with the establishment of Alinda Infrastructure Fund III and related co-investment arrangements*
  • Oaktree Capital Group in connection with its sale of approximately 62% of the Oaktree business to Brookfield Asset Management Inc.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Audra was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in the firm’s Private Funds practice.




University of Pennsylvania Law School

(Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review)


University of Pennsylvania

(summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)



  • New York


Audra has authored a number of articles for Getting the Deal Through, a publication that provides international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice, and regulation for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and company directors and officers.