Adrian Ohmer is an adjunct clinical professor of law who teaches Innovation Platform. He is the senior manager of private equity at the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust and the recipient of the 2019 Rising Star Award from the National Association of Investment Companies. The Trust manages $60 billion of assets and is the largest nongovernmental purchaser of retiree health care in the United States. He is responsible for investment research and monitoring of strategic relationships within the Trust's private equity portfolio, as well as setting and implementing the Trust's private equity strategy. Additionally, he is responsible for the integration of an inclusive search process across all asset classes helping the Trust identify and underwrite diverse and emerging investment managers.
Prior to joining the Trust, Ohmer was a principal at Invest Detroit Ventures (IDV) and the recipient of the 2015 Up & Coming Investor of the Year Award from the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA). While at IDV, he led 18 seed and early-stage venture investments in Midwest technology companies and served as a mentor for many accelerator programs across the region. He also served on the membership committee for the MVCA and was a driving force behind the MVCA including diversity statistics in its annual research report.
Ohmer is a 2013 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review. He is the author of "Investing in Cannabis: Inconsistent Government Regulation and Constraints on Capital" (Vol. 3, Fall 2013) and a co-author of "A Very Quiet Revolution—A Primer on Securities Crowdfunding and Title III of the JOBS Act" (Vol. 2, Fall 2012).
During law school, Ohmer was a summer associate in the New York offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he focused on small and emerging corporate matters and fund formation, and was a summer associate in the Global Compliance Group at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on Dodd-Frank implementation and lobbying issues.
Prior to earning his JD, Ohmer worked at Goldman Sachs in New York City, where he began his career in credit derivatives, worked in the Office of the Chairman, served as chief-of-staff to the global head of private wealth management, and worked for the global chief operating and marketing officers of private wealth management on strategic projects.
Ohmer earned his BSFS from Georgetown University in 2006 with a concentration in Latin American and African comparative studies, and served as chairman of the Students of Georgetown Inc., one of the largest student-run corporations in the country.
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