Sally Bergmann 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, venture, real estate and credit opportunities funds. Ms. Bergmann’s recent experience includes acting for clients such as Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Breakthrough Properties, Burford Capital, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, EQT, Kelso & Company, KKR, Morgan Stanley, Odyssey Investment Partners, Pine Island Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital, Tishman Speyer and WeWork.

Ms. Bergmann is recommended by Chambers USA (2021), where clients note that she is “very quick and knowledgeable” and “she always has her finger on the pulse.”

Ms. Bergmann joined Debevoise in 2011. Ms. Bergmann received a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Bergmann served as a member of The Tax Lawyer.

Ms. Bergmann is listed as a Rising Star for Investment Funds by IFLR1000 (2020). She is the author of “The Application of Conduit Theory in Interest Rate Swap Transactions: Schering-Plough Corporation v. United States,” 63 Tax. L. 437 (2010).  Ms. Bergmann is a member of the 2021 Associate Leadership Institute Planning Committee for the NY City Bar Association’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion and was Debevoise’s 2019 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2011, J.D.
  • Washington University in St. Louis, 2008, B.S.B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York