AEA


Barbara Burns
Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Barbara joined AEA in 2011 and became Partner and AEA’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in 2013.

Before joining AEA, Barbara was the head of legal coverage for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, the real estate private equity division of Morgan Stanley. Prior to her work at Morgan Stanley, she practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, securities and private equity in its New York and London offices.

Barbara is admitted to the bar in New York.

Education J.D., University of Pennsylvania (Honors)
B.A. in Economics and International Relations, University of Pennsylvania
Location New York
Business Legal

  • $15b

    With over $15 billion under management as of March 2019, AEA is a leader in global, middle-market private investing.

  • 125+

    With approximately 125 employees, including over 75 investment professionals, AEA’s experienced and focused team leverages deep industry knowledge and exceptional operational expertise.

  • 5/3

    With five offices across three continents, AEA has an unparalleled global network of relationships with family owners of industrial companies, business executives and influential government leaders.

  • 1968

    Founded in 1968 by members of the world’s leading industrial families, AEA is one of the oldest and most experienced private equity firms with a long legacy of success.

  • 75

    AEA has more than 75 Participants, who include some of the world’s pre-eminent industrial families, business executives and former government leaders.