PE Lawyer Joins Gibson Dunn

Edward Nelson has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a New York-based partner focused on private equity funds and transactions. He previously was a partner with Dewey & LeBoeuf.


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Edward Nelson has joined the firm's New York office as a partner.  Previously a partner with Dewey & LeBoeuf, he focuses his practice on the organization of private investment funds and transactions involving the funds.

“Ed will add additional depth and expertise to our private equity practice, which continues to be very busy in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf region,” said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Ed has a very strong reputation in the private equity community, and we are delighted to have him join the firm.”

“We have been actively looking to expand our private fund formation capabilities,” said Edward Sopher, co-chair of the firm's Private Equity Practice Group.  “Ed fits the bill perfectly.  His addition will enable us to continue our strong momentum in the fund formation market, and his experience with real estate funds will be particularly complementary. ”

“I'm pleased to join Gibson Dunn New York,” said Nelson.  “It's an exciting time for the private fund world, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues in the firm's excellent private fund practice.”

About Edward D. Nelson
Nelson's practice focuses on private fund organization and operations.  He has represented sponsors and investors in a broad range of private investment funds, including buyout funds, real estate funds, emerging market funds and hedge funds.

Before joining Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in 2005, he practiced at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP.  He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1994.

About Gibson Dunn's Private Equity Practice

Gibson Dunn's private equity attorneys have been heavily involved in helping private equity clients since the mid-1980s.  Teams of lawyers based in the firm's New York, West Coast, and European offices have had a leading role in more than 200 private equity transactions, for both public and private companies, ranging in size from less than $100 million to in excess of $3 billion.

Gibson Dunn's private fund formation practice focuses on the full range of alternative investment funds, including buy-out, venture capital, real estate, hedge, distressed / hybrid funds and fund of funds.  In addition to US and European-oriented clients, the firm has been active for clients focused on investing in the Gulf, Brazil, Mexico, India and elsewhere.