Ropes & Gray Adds Kirkland PE Partner In Chicago

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT) -- A private equity partner formerly with Kirkland & Ellis LLP who advises private equity firms and portfolio companies in their acquisition and financing transactions has joined Ropes & Gray LLP as a partner in the firm's Chicago office, Ropes & Gray said Monday.

The firm announced that Matt Richards joined the firm's private equity practice in Chicago. He previously was a private equity partner in Chicago for Kirkland & Ellis.

Richards' last day at Kirkland & Ellis was May 2, and he started at Ropes &...
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