Proskauer adds Private Funds Partner to Corporate Transactional Team
International law firm Proskauer has appointed Christopher C Robinson as a partner in the firm’s Private Funds Group in New York.
“Chris is an outstanding lawyer with a depth of experience in the Private Funds arena. His joining marks the eleventh lateral partner we have welcomed this year and continues our strategy of growing in our core practices, building on the depth of talent within our Firm,” says Steven M Ellis, Chairman of Proskauer.
“I am thrilled to be joining Proskauer. The firm is known for having a world-class Private Funds practice that is widely respected in the industry. Proskauer recognises and values collegiality, professional excellence, entrepreneurship, integrity and client service, which makes them an ideal fit for me,” says Robinson.
“Chris is well known in the market as an innovative problem solver who is focused on providing outstanding client service. His addition builds on the strength of our team and our market-leading secondaries practice,” says Howard Beber, Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Funds Group.
Robinson’s practice focuses on all aspects of the secondaries market from the purchase and sale of fund interests, to complex GP-led transactions including fund recapitalisations, continuation vehicles, tender offers, spin-out arrangements and restructurings. He also works with private fund managers on fund formations and other related matters.
Robinson graduated cum laude from Howard University with a BA in Political Science and Business Administration. He received his JD from Seton Hall University. He joins from Kirkland & Ellis.
Robinson’s arrival follows a number of significant recent additions to the Corporate and Real Estate practices, including, most recently Fred Ragucci, Mike Mezzacappa, Marc Friess and Ji Hye You to our Private Credit Group; Keith Barnett, Sean Boulger and Robert Burke to our Real Estate Practice; and James Lee and Jae Woo Park to our M&A Practice.