Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP today announced that Oren Gertner has joined the firm as counsel in its Investment Management Group in New York.
Mr. Gertner joins Davis Polk from Fried Frank, where he was special counsel in the Asset Management Practice, focusing on the formation and operation of private equity funds. His practice includes structuring and offering of domestic and international private equity funds and other alternative investment funds, such as buy-out funds, debt funds, real-estate funds, funds-of-funds and managed accounts. In addition, he has worked on the organization and documentation of fund sponsors' internal firm arrangements and a variety of transactional matters, including secondary transactions.
Mr. Gertner spent 12 years at Fried Frank. He earned his LL.M. from Harvard Law School and served as a clerk for a Justice on the Supreme Court of Israel.
“Oren brings to Davis Polk a wealth of experience serving clients in private equity and other funds, and he is a welcome addition to our market-leading practice,” said Nora Jordan, the head of Davis Polk’s Investment Management Group.
Mr. Gertner added, “Davis Polk has a great reputation among private equity and other investment firms. I look forward to working on many important matters for the firm’s investment management clients.”
Davis Polk’s Investment Management Group (IMG) is a leader in advising on the formation, operation and regulation of public and private funds. More than 50 dedicated IMG lawyers regularly advise a broad range of funds, investors and advisers, including many of the largest and most active private equity funds, hedge funds, registered funds, venture capital funds and private funds of funds, as well as numerous registered investment vehicles. The firm’s lawyers are well known for the highly sophisticated advice they render in structuring and registration matters for U.S. and non-U.S. funds and advisers.