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Advent International appoints general counsel and chief legal officer

Global private equity investment firm Advent International (Advent) has appointed Amanda McGrady Morrison as Managing Director. Morrison will assume the roles of general counsel and chief legal officer, effective at year end.

Global private equity investment firm Advent International (Advent) has appointed Amanda McGrady Morrison as Managing Director. Morrison will assume the roles of general counsel and chief legal officer, effective at year end.

She will succeed James Westra, who has served as Managing Partner and Chief Legal Officer for Advent since 2011 and will retire at the conclusion of 2022.

Morrison joins from Ropes & Gray, where she most recently served as Head of the Global Private Equity Transactions Group. With more than two decades of experience, she is recognised as one of the industry’s premier private equity, corporate and M&A lawyers, advising leading private equity firms and corporate clients on complex transactions across diverse sectors. She has also advised private equity firms and their portfolio companies on a variety of corporate and strategic matters. Morrison’s leadership included serving as Co-Chair of Ropes & Gray’s Women’s Forum and as a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Morrison has received numerous accolades for her work, including recognitions by Chambers USA, The Deal and American Lawyer. She earned her JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from Wake Forest University.

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