McDermott Bolsters Investment Funds Practice in New York

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NEW YORK – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery today announced the arrival of Rami Turayhi as a partner in the Firm’s Corporate & Transactional Practice Group in the New York office. Mr. Turayhi will focus on fund formation with an emphasis on the formation of private equity funds.

Mr. Turayhi comes from an AmLaw 100 firm where he regularly advised private fund clients in the structuring, establishment and operation of their funds and the acquisition and divestiture of portfolio companies. He also has experience counseling funds and their advisers on the legal and regulatory compliance aspects of fund formation and investment portfolio structuring.

“Rami brings significant experience counseling large, middle market and emerging investment managers across the private equity sector, which will serve to strengthen and expand our capabilities,” said Ian Schwartz, head of the Firm’s Investment Funds Practice. “Our clients will benefit tremendously from Rami’s understanding of regulatory issues as well as his deep market knowledge.”

Mr. Turayhi represents private equity clients pursuing a broad range of strategies, including credit, buyout, real estate, energy and health care. He will work closely with the Firm’s growing corporate practice in New York and complement Mr. Schwartz’s focus on fund formation.

“I was attracted to the depth and breadth of McDermott’s investment funds and private client service offerings,” noted Mr. Turayhi. “I am looking forward to furthering the firm’s high-caliber work in this sector and enhancing the exceptional client support to which McDermott is committed.”

Prior to his career in law, Mr. Turayhi was a Foreign Affairs Officer at the US Department of State and an energy and power investment banker in New York.

He received his JD from Columbia University School of Law and his MA and BS from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

About McDermott Will & Emery’s Corporate & Transactional Practice
McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice represents business interests around the world, from global corporations and industry-leading companies to privately funded and entrepreneurial driven enterprises, as well as the financial institutions that support them. McDermott consistently ranks in the leading league tables, including Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and PitchBook. The Corporate & Transactional Practice Group was named “Team of the Year” for Middle Market M&A/Buyouts by The Legal 500 and is highly ranked by Chambers in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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