Alisa Waxman is a corporate partner and a member of the firm’s Investment Management Group. Her practice focuses on advising sponsors of private equity funds, including buyout, growth, venture, energy, infrastructure and credit opportunities funds. Ms. Waxman’s recent experience includes acting for clients such as Ara Partners, Bain Capital, Brookfield Asset Management, Clearwater Capital Partners, EIG Global Energy Partners, Fortress Investment Group, Global Atlantic, Global Infrastructure Partners, KKR, Newport Global Advisors, Leeds Equity Partners, Oak HC/FT, Providence Equity Partners, PSG and Vinci Partners.

Ms. Waxman is recommended by Chambers Global (2024) and Chambers USA (2023), where clients note she is “technically strong and super smart” and “a very strong advocate.” In previous editions of the guide, she has been described as “smart, business-savvy and extremely responsive.” She has also been named a Rising Star by Law360 (2022).

Ms. Waxman joined Debevoise in 2011. Ms. Waxman received a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School cum laude in 2011, where she was a comments editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She received a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish Literature summa cum laude from Temple University in 2006, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.



  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011, J.D.
  • Temple University, 2006, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York