Law firm DLA Piper has hired Richard Reilly as a partner in its global investment funds practice. He’ll be based in the firm’s New York office, but will also work with the London branch.

Reilly is an old hand in the securitization business. He was previously global co-head of White & Case’s securitization group, and a founding member of that firm’s London structured finance practice.

By joining DLA Piper, Reilly will be re-uniting with David Goldstein. Goldstein is the head of DLA Piper’s investment funds practice. He used to work with Reilly as co-head of White & Case's investment funds group until Goldstein hopped over to DLA Piper in 2011.

"Rich is a tremendous addition to our in.vestment funds practice, and he adds considerable depth and experience to our securitization team as well," Goldstein said. “He will also help us better serve our debt fund clients, and his clients will benefit from the recent addition of Wes Nissen and his financial services regulatory team to our Corporate and Finance practice.”

“Rich’s experience representing financial institutions and investment fund managers around the world, coupled with his history of building interdisciplinary, cross-border client service teams, will be a significant benefit to us and our growing practice,” said Roger Meltzer, global chair of DLA Piper’s corporate and finance practice.

"The appointment of Rich is part of our strategy to deliver investment funds capabilities to our clients across the globe and complements the recent creation of the firm's International Securities group and the hire of George Barboutis," said Charles Severs, the head of DLA Piper’s U.K. corporate group. "The investment fund teams on both sides of the Atlantic will benefit enormously from Rich's expertise and we very much look forward to working with him." 


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