John Sabl

General Counsel

John Sabl is the General Counsel of Anzu Partners and also serves as Senior of Counsel at Innovators Legal.  John works one of a variety of matters for Anzu and Anzu portfolio companies.

John is a leading deal attorney who has spent most of his career as a Corporate and Securities partner at Sidley Austin LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms.  At Sidley he handled a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other public and private equity and debt offerings, private equity, venture capital and strategic investment transactions, strategic partnerships, restructurings, major contractual matters, corporate governance and corporate counseling assignments.   His clients included first generation entrepreneurial entities, major established companies, investment banks, investment funds, institutional investors and individuals.  His background spans a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, software and information services, communications and media, investment management, insurance and other financial services, and food and agribusiness. 

Prior to joining Anzu in July 2022 John served for two years as the Managing Deputy of Transactions for the Department of Law of the City of Chicago, where he supervised approximately 40 primarily transactional and regulatory attorneys and handled a wide range of matters, including legal work relating to the City’s casino license bidding process, financing and contractual matters for O’Hare and Midway airports, procurements relating to the City’s response to the Covid pandemic, energy contracting and other procurements, and public-private partnership matters.  He also previously served as the general counsel of a public financial services company.

John has a strong interest in the health care industry.  He currently serves of the Board of Trustees of Rush University Medical Center, one of the largest health care systems in the Chicago area, and the Board of Governors of Rush University, a diversified health care university with close to 3,000 medical, nursing, health care services and bioscience students.  He previously served on the National Board of the Alzheimer’s Association.