Ross Oliver joined Crestview Partners in 2011. Mr. Oliver is Crestview’s General Counsel and is responsible for the firm’s legal and compliance functions. He has nearly 20 years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and tax as both a lawyer and a CPA. Mr. Oliver joined Crestview from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP where he focused primarily on investment management and capital markets transactions and served as outside counsel to Crestview. Previously, Mr. Oliver clerked for federal district Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga and was a senior manager in the mergers and acquisitions group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Oliver received a J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings, M.S. in taxation from American University and B.B.A., summa cum laude, from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Oliver speaks regularly at industry conferences on topics affecting the private equity industry. He is admitted to the bar of New York and is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the board of directors of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council.