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Kirkland Starts Investment Funds Group in Houston Office with Transfer of Matthew Nadworny

Kirkland & Ellis LLP investment funds partner Matthew Nadworny has transferred to the Firm’s Houston office to start the office’s Investment Funds group.

Kirkland is a global leader in providing sophisticated advice to investment fund sponsors and select institutional investors with respect to all major alternative investment strategies. In the past three years alone, Kirkland has advised 280 investment fund sponsors, raising more than 380 funds and representing more than $305 billion of capital commitments.

Mr. Nadworny, who was in the Firm’s San Francisco office, concentrates his practice on representing domestic and international fund sponsors in connection with the formation and operation of investment funds, including buyout funds, energy funds, growth equity funds, debt funds and other investment vehicles. He has formed funds ranging in size from under $200 million to several billion.

“Given the specific needs of our energy clients it made sense for Matt to transfer to the office and help us start an investment funds practice in Houston,” said Andrew Calder, a partner in Kirkland’s Houston office and a member of the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee. “Matt has already been working with many of the lawyers in the office, but having him here gives us greater flexibility to connect him with even more clients and show those clients that we can handle all of their legal needs locally.”

“The Houston office has grown quickly to meet client demand and I’m glad that I can be a part of its growth and help clients in this way on the ground and in person,” Mr. Nadworny said. “Energy-related investment funds have unique needs that we are skilled to handle successfully from the office. I look forward to growing the Houston practice.”

About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis is a 1,700-attorney law firm representing global clients in investment funds, private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has offices in Houston, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

Houston Office
Kirkland opened the Houston office in 2014 to complement and enhance the service provided to existing and prospective clients in Texas, the United States and abroad. Today the office has over 90 lawyers and will move into larger offices in the new 600 Main at Texas in 2017. Our Houston-based attorneys have experience in sophisticated corporate transactions and are particularly active in the energy industry. They handle a wide array of matters involving investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, securities, private equity, leveraged buyouts, litigation, debt finance, restructuring, corporate governance and general counseling.