Weil, Gotshal & Manges hired Brian Parness as a partner in the global private equity practice. Parness joined Weil from Goldman Sachs, where he worked as vice president and associate general counsel. He will be based in New York.
International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Brian Parness has joined the Firm as a partner. He is part of Weil’s global Private Equity practice and is based in the Firm’s New York office.
“Brian is a tremendous addition to Weil’s market-leading private equity platform,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “We are very excited to welcome him to the Firm.”
Michael Aiello, Chairman of the Corporate Department, commented: “Brian is well known and highly regarded in the private equity field. In addition to his vast experience in asset management transactions, he brings a sophisticated knowledge of the market and will further strengthen Weil’s premier global Private Equity practice.”
Mr. Parness joins Weil from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, where he was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel, managing the day-to-day execution of strategic transactions on behalf of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He also advised multiple distinct operating business units within Goldman Sachs Asset Management on investing activities and fund formation. Prior to joining Goldman in 2012, Mr. Parness was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
“I am excited to join Weil and be part of its team of talented private equity lawyers,” Mr. Parness commented. “In particular, I look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of the group’s asset management platform.”
About Weil’s Private Equity Practice
Weil’s global Private Equity practice is recognized by the industry as being one of only a very small number of elite, market leaders in this field. Our clients include the majority of the largest and highest profile private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, as well as family offices and other equity financial investors. Weil advises more than 200 private equity clients worldwide, including 9 out of the 10 largest global private equity funds and 70% of the top 25, as ranked by PEI 300 2018. Our advice covers all aspects of the full life cycle of investments.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.