Private equity lawyer Clark rejoins Dechert as partner

Timothy M. Clark has rejoined the law firm Dechert as a partner in the New York office focusing on investment funds and secondary deals. Previously, Clark was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers.


NEW YORK, NY – Dechert LLP is pleased to announce that Timothy M. Clark has rejoined the firm as a partner in the New York office focusing on investment funds and secondary transactions. He was previously a partner at O’Melveny & Myers. The move significantly boosts Dechert’s continuing growth in the private funds and private equity transactions space.

Mr. Clark is a highly rated practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in the investment funds industry representing clients in matters related to fund formation, mergers and acquisitions investments and private fund investments. More specifically, he represents clients on a range of matters including infrastructure, buyouts, real estate, mezzanine funds, global macro funds, distressed funds, long/short equity funds, risk and convertible arbitrage funds, emerging market funds, pension funds, relative value funds and endowment funds. The breadth of Tim’s practice gives him a unique ability to give sponsors and investors accurate views on current market terms.

Dechert’s private equity practice has expanded significantly in the past year with strategic lateral hires across the globe, including in New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. Dechert is recognized as a top private equity law firm by Private Equity International, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, The Deal and Chambers. A global team of more than 250 lawyers advises on a spectrum of funds, transactional and exit work for private equity sponsors and other private investment firms, including sovereign wealth funds and family offices and their portfolio companies, as well as institutional and corporate investors looking to invest in private equity funds.

“We are delighted to have Tim back at Dechert and are glad that our clients will benefit from his significant experience counseling across a broad range of investors and funds, as well as his extensive knowledge of financial regulations,” said Mark Thierfelder, global chair of Dechert’s corporate and securities practice and global head of private equity. “Growing one of the leading private equity fund practices remains absolutely central to Dechert’s global strategy.”

“Our global strength across the entire investment management spectrum is a continued attraction for both clients and laterals and we are thrilled to have Tim rejoin,” added Gus Black, co-chair of Dechert’s financial services practice and global head of private funds.

Mr. Clark said: “I’m glad to be back working with such an exceptional team at Dechert. The firm is making some of the biggest strides this business has seen. My clients will be well served on their most complicated funds transactions while being able to leverage Dechert’s global capabilities.”

Mr. Clark regularly provides clients with insight on the most up-to-date market trends. He is recommended by Best Lawyers in America in their Private/Hedge Fund Law category and recognized by The Legal 500 for his leading role in private equity. He was named to Who’s Who Legal 2017 in their Private Funds Formation category. Mr. Clark holds a J.D. from New York University and a B.A. from Oberlin College.

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