Ropes & Gray Boosts Private Investment Funds Practice with the Addition of Experienced Fund Investor Counsel
Global law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that Keren Rimon has joined the firm’s private investment funds practice as a counsel in Boston.
Ms. Rimon joins Ropes & Gray from Harvard Management Company where she most recently held the position of Senior Vice President – Private Funds. In this capacity, Ms. Rimon provided comprehensive legal support to HMC’s hedge fund, absolute return and private equity portfolios. This included managing legal processes across a wide range of fund investment matters on behalf of the endowment. Ms. Rimon also advised HMC’s portfolio teams on complex investment structures tailored to the endowment, including separately managed accounts, single-member funds and GP interest arrangements. Additionally, Ms. Rimon participated in due diligence reviews of funds and advised on legal, regulatory and tax matters pertaining to existing fund portfolios.
“Keren’s significant experience at a distinguished endowment manager and investment company will be of great advantage to the practice, especially our investor clients,” said John Ayer, partner and co-head of the firm’s private investment funds group. “Keren is well known, and highly respected within the endowment community. The breadth of her experience and deep knowledge with respect to fund investments is complementary to the counsel Ropes & Gray delivers to our fund investor clients.”
“Having worked extensively with a number of Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds attorneys, I know first-hand of the practice’s superior legal advice provided to clients,” Ms. Rimon said. “I’m thrilled to become part of the team and look forward to working closely with my colleagues, and new clients.”
Prior to her tenure at HMC, Ms. Rimon was in private practice, serving in the corporate department of a leading Boston-based firm, as well as in the real estate department of a premier law firm in New York. Ms. Rimon received her LL.B. from Tel Aviv University School of Law and an LL.M. from University of Chicago Law School. She also holds an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Ropes & Gray has one of the industry’s largest and most sophisticated private investment funds practices, advising both fund sponsors and investors. For the last nine years, the practice has been ranked by Chambers Global as one of the world’s leading fund formation practices. In 2017, Chambers USA honored the practice with its Investment Funds Client Service Award. Additional recognitions include rankings in the top bands of The Legal 500 and IFLR1000, and from 2014 to 2017, were named as “Law Firm of the Year” for private funds/hedge funds law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers.