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Andrew L. Wright

Andrew L. Wright

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

New York, NY, USA

Andrew Wright, P.C., is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading attorneys in the field of private investment fund formation. He has counseled domestic and international investment fund sponsors on tens of billions of dollars of private fund formations across a wide variety of strategies, including private equity and leveraged buyout funds, public equities and hedge funds, debt and credit funds, technology and venture capital oriented funds, energy and infrastructure funds, emerging markets and other geographically-oriented funds, “hard asset” funds, and other private investment fund strategies. Andrew routinely assists general partners in devising, documenting and implementing internal firm management, compensation and succession planning arrangements. He also counsels fund managers on a wide range of deal-structuring and regulatory compliance matters. He has been involved as legal counsel in a wide range of complex private fund legal matters, including extraordinary events involving private investment funds and their sponsors, such as “key man” events, parent bankruptcies, investor defaults, strategic investments in a fund sponsor, and other significant transactions.

Andrew is recommended as a leading practitioner in his field in many publications, including Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal, the Guide to the World’s Leading Investment Funds Lawyers and The Legal 500 U.S. where he was described as “one of the best fund formation attorneys out there” and is praised for “knowing the players, the industry, the issues and how to navigate them.”

Andrew received his J.D. from University of Chicago Law School and is a graduate of Harvard University.


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