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Dechert has announced that Kevin P Scanlan has joined the firm as a partner in the financial services group.

Dechert has announced that Kevin P Scanlan has joined the firm as a partner in the financial services group. He is based in the firm’s New York office and was previously a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

"I am excited by the opportunity to join Dechert’s private funds group and to take advantage of one of the leading private investment fund platforms in the industry," says Scanlan.

Scanlan, 37, focuses his practice on the structuring and formation of and investment in international and domestic private investment funds, particularly hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, venture capital funds, and fund-of-funds.

He also advises these funds in connection with their subsequent investment activities. His clients include large, well-established funds and managers as well as first-time funds of high quality emerging managers. Scanlan regularly lectures and serves as a panelist at private investment fund industry conferences and has published numerous articles focused on private investment fund issues.

‘With his broad private funds experience, Kevin will significantly expand our capabilities and enable us to create the right fund to meet our clients’ needs,’ says George J Mazin, a partner and co-head of the firm’s private fund and hedge fund practice in the US.

A graduate of Fordham University (BA, 1993), Fordham University School of Law (JD, 1997). Scanlan is admitted to practice in New York.

"Kevin joining us in New York reinforces Dechert’s pre-eminence in the private funds sector on both sides of the Atlantic,’ says Peter Astleford, a partner and the London-based co-chair of the firm’s global financial services group. ‘It is our strength and depth in both the United States and Europe in the financial services and funds arena that makes our practice unique. My fellow funds partners and I greatly look forward to working with Kevin."

Dechert is an international law firm with over 1,000 lawyers in 17 cities providing services to financial institutions, private funds, and major corporations. The firm has more than 150 financial services lawyers advising on financial products and structures with an unmatched command of the complexity of international investment services.

The firm’s private funds practice spans the full range of investment funds from the formation and maintenance of domestic and offshore private equity and hedge funds to the registration and public offering of close-end funds and other permanent capital vehicles on behalf of private fund sponsors.

Dechert’s financial services practice is ranked No1 for investment management by Chambers USA, and recognized among the very top law firms advising US mutual funds according to The American Lawyer.

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