International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that experienced private funds regulatory lawyer Christopher J. Scully has joined the Firm as a partner in the Private Funds practice, based in the Washington, D.C. office.
“Chris is a talented attorney with an impressive background in the private funds regulatory space, including advising on SEC rule changes that are of direct interest to our clients,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “He will be a great asset to the Private Funds practice and will enhance the culture of teamwork and collaboration that we embrace at the Firm.”
“We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Firm. His regulatory expertise will be invaluable as we continue to expand our market-leading Private Funds practice,” said Michael J. Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s global Corporate Department.
Chris focuses his practice on representing private investment funds and SEC-registered, state-registered and exempt advisers. He advises clients in connection with private fund formation, structuring and fundraising, regulatory and compliance matters, renewing and negotiating separately managed account agreements, reviewing investor communications and marketing materials, drafting operating agreements for investment advisers, and negotiating third-party contracts and seed arrangements.
Chris joins Weil from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner in the Investment Funds Practice Group of the Corporate Department.
“I am very excited to be joining the team at Weil and to be supporting the Firm’s private funds capabilities in this evolving regulatory environment,” said Chris. “I look forward to continuing to build our practice and to providing our premier global funds clients top-of-market service.”