Ropes & Gray’s Asset Management Team Expands Again on West Coast with Private Funds Lawyer Kevin White

April 25, 2022

Ropes & Gray today announced the appointment of Kevin White as a San Francisco-based counsel in its market-leading asset management practice.

Kevin advises sponsor-side and institutional investors on the structuring, negotiation and documentation of complex secondaries transactions. He also has experience advising on myriad of private fund matters, including formations, compliance and governance.

Kevin joins one of the world’s leading asset management law firms. Globally, more than 300 Ropes & Gray partners, counsel and associates advise a global client base of asset management firms, including fund sponsors, investors, and investment advisers, on all aspects of their business.

In California, Ropes & Gray is expanding an established and deep asset management practice in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our California-based lawyers have experience representing both sponsors and investors across a diverse range of fund work, including secondary transactions, providing a full-service capability that draws on a global network of asset management, tax and regulatory lawyers.

Greg Davis, partner in the asset management practice and managing partner of the firm’s California offices said: “Kevin immediately strengthens our established team with secondaries and private funds experience. He joins a highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable group of West Coast-based asset management lawyers, to which Kevin’s experience is complementary.”

Bryan Chegwidden, global head of the firm’s asset management practice, said: “We are continuing to see sustained demand from clients across fund types, and especially in secondaries work. Kevin’s experience in secondary transactions and fund formations will provide long-term value to our clients in California and around the globe.”

Kevin said: “Ropes & Gray’s asset management practice is renowned as one of the world’s best. I am excited to be working with the best lawyers who are advising the world’s leading asset managers in ambitious and novel funds.”