TPG hires GE’s Berenson as general counsel

Global alternative asset manager TPG has named Bradford Berenson as general counsel. Currently, Berenson is the vice president and senior counsel for litigation and legal policy for General Electric.

His appointment at TPG begins on March 6, according to a source familiar with the matter.

For his new role at TPG, Berenson will be based in San Francisco.

Prior to joining GE, Berenson was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C. And, from 2001 to 2003, he worked as an associate counsel to President George W. Bush in the White House counsel office. There he worked on judicial selection, congressional oversight and policy initiatives.

Berenson is also a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

Launched in 1992, TPG has more than $74 billion in assets under management.

Photo: The logo of General Electric is pictured at the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris, France, June 2, 2015.  Reuters/Benoit Tessier