Dechert Welcomes Private Fund Formation Partner Tricia Lee

February 12, 2020

Dechert LLP announced today that Tricia Lee has joined the firm’s global private funds practice as a partner based in Texas. She will work closely alongside the firm’s global private equity practice to advise clients throughout the fundraising cycle.

Ms. Lee focuses her practice on the formation, structuring, and operation of private funds, and has represented private equity, real estate, credit, distressed and other types of private funds. She regularly represents the so-called "mega funds" (vehicles raising pooled capital of $5 billion or more), and her experience encompasses a full range of established sponsors as well as first-time fund launches. She also advises clients in connection with placement agent agreements, separately managed accounts, co-investments, and a host of other transactions, as well as counseling clients on general corporate matters, including transactional and governance issues. She has extensive experience negotiating, structuring and closing a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships.

Gus Black, global co-chair of Dechert's financial services group, said, "Tricia’s depth of talent will further strengthen our team and service offerings in the private fund formation space in the U.S. and abroad. She will serve as an important addition to our growing private funds practice and we look forward to her joining the firm."

Ms. Lee commented, "Dechert’s elite platform and robust team offer a unique opportunity to service clients and collaborate with colleagues on the full range of private fund matters in an efficient, yet highly sophisticated manner. I am looking forward to leveraging Dechert’s global platform on behalf of our clients, and I am thrilled to join the firm."

Ms. Lee received a J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law, summa cum laude, and a B.A. from Arcadia University, summa cum laude. She was formerly a partner with another leading international law firm.

Ms. Lee is the sixth partner to join Dechert’s global financial services and investment management practice since the start of 2019. She follows the addition of New York-based partner Omoz Osayimwese (who joined in January 2020), Dublin-based partner Ciara O’Leary (September 2019), London-based partner Thiha Tun (March 2019), and Dublin managing partner Carol Widger and London-based Luxembourg specialist Marianna Tothova (both in January 2019).

Dechert advises private fund sponsors on all aspects of the fundraising lifecycle. Our lawyers have extensive experience in raising funds in all major fund jurisdictions and private asset classes. Dechert’s private fund formation team spans the U.S., as well as London, Dublin, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. The firm represents 24 of the world’s top 25 largest global asset management firms, more than 700 private funds and fund management groups and 41 of the top 50 private debt firms.

Recognized as an international private equity powerhouse, Dechert’s private equity practice has been on a fast-track growth trajectory, advising more than 200 private equity and other private investment firms worldwide. Private equity is deeply rooted in Dechert’s history, as the firm has served as an active legal advisor to the industry for the past 35 years.

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