The Securities and Financial Law Organization Event: Willkie Farr & Gallagher Present “A Look At Private Equity”
The next SFLO event, "A Look At Private Equity", will be sponsored by the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Willkie's Co-Chairman Steven Gartner (Georgetown College '81), partner Mark Cognetti (Georgetown College '95, Law '98), and David Payne, Senior Vice President, Finance Group, at the global investment advisory firm Blackstone, will give a presentation on the private equity industry.
The substantive content will move from a broad overview of the industry to a more granular look at certain transactions and the business and legal considerations shaping them. The objective of the presentation is -- like SFLO’s Leveraged Finance event sponsored by Skadden in January -- to start out with the basics and give those law students who have never heard of "private equity" an idea of what it is, and then to examine selected topics and market conditions in some depth for students with past work experience or coursework in the area.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for both its registered and private investment funds practices. They are top players in this rapidly-growing space, so this will be an opportunity to learn from the best. Incidentally, Willkie Farr's other Co-Chairman Thomas Cerabino is a Georgetown alum as well.
Current 1L's planning on entering OCI interviews next fall may find this event beneficial in terms of learning about this major BigLaw practice area and may provide material for talking points during interviews.
Posted by Morgan Hoey at 1:28 PM - Categories: All class years