Dechert continues to expand in California; Accomplished Private Equity M&A Partner Nicole Macarchuk Joins San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dechert LLP announced today that Nicole Macarchuk will join the firm’s Corporate and Securities Group in San Francisco; she will be a key addition to the firm’s private equity and private credit M&A teams. Ms. Macarchuk will be the sixth partner to join Dechert’s San Francisco office over the past year as part of the firm’s strategic plan to strengthen its interdisciplinary capabilities in corporate services, litigation and financial services in California.
Ms. Macarchuk brings immense knowledge of the alternative asset management industry, with extensive experience in private equity and private credit transactions. Most recently, Ms. Macarchuk was General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of Angel Island Capital at San Franciscoa multi-strategy credit boutique and holding company of Golden Gate Capital.
She began her legal career in private practice and became Co-General Counsel of alternative asset management firm Sculptor Capital Management, formerly Och-Ziff Capital Management, in 2004. She then joined the global investment firm KKR in 2010 as Managing Director and General Counsel of Public Procurement until 2018 when she joined Angel Island Capital. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Fordham University and a JD cum laudefrom Fordham University Law School. She is a board member of Heluna Health. Mrs. Macarchuk is admitted in new York.
Henry NassauCEO of Dechert, said, “Nicole’s exceptional client experience and business acumen, as well as her deep expertise in private equity and credit investing across multiple industries and geographies, are unique additions. and invaluable to our practice, especially as alternative asset managers are launching new products and strategies at a record pace. She also shares our business and collaborative approach to solving our clients’ most critical business challenges and our dedication to mentoring our talent. »
“I am delighted to join Dechert and to work alongside lawyers whom I have come to know and respect during my time at KKR and angel island. These relationships, along with the firm’s ability to provide high-quality legal, regulatory and industry advice on a global scale, are what drew me to Dechert,” said Ms. Macarchuk. “I also look forward to being part of the growth San Francisco office and contribute to the company’s West Coast expansion strategy. »
Ms Macarchuk’s arrival follows additions of private fund training partner Sonia Gioseffiformer federal prosecutor Hartley West, corporate governance litigator Rick Horvathand outsourced litigation partner Joshua Hess and Private Equity M&A partner Jonathan Stott at Dechert San Francisco team. In 2020, Dechert also hosted a product liability testing team led by Kimberly Branscome and Jay Bhimani to his Los Angeles intellectual property law firm and lawyer Jennifer Swan in Silicon Valley. Other recent hirings of seniors in California at board level include a private equity specialist Maryam Nagavi (San Francisco), lawyer specializing in international finance Andre Taggart (San Francisco) and product liability litigator Benjamin Sadun (Los Angeles), who was later voted into Dechert’s partnership.
Recognized as an international powerhouse, Dechert’s private equity practice has followed a rapid growth trajectory, advising over 300 private equity clients and other private investors globally. The firm’s global team of over 250 lawyers represents all types of private equity sponsors and other private investment firms, including sovereign wealth funds and family offices, and their portfolio companies, as well as institutional investors and companies looking to invest in private equity funds. Recognized as a Top Law Firm for Private Equity Transactions by Merger market‘s “Global & Regional League Tables 2021 – Legal Advisors”, the firm was ranked #5 in US buyouts and #10 in global buyouts by transaction value.
Dechert is a leading global law firm with 22 offices around the world. The firm intervenes in the most complex cases and operations, bringing energy, creativity and effective management of legal issues to deliver commercial and practical advice to clients.