Kirkland launches investment funds practice in Houston

Corporate partner Matthew Nadworny has been transferred from the law firm’s San Francisco office to start the group.

Kirkland & Ellis has transferred corporate partner Matthew Nadworny to its Houston office to start an investment funds practice.

Nadworny joins the Houston office from San Francisco, where he has worked for five years.

Nadworny advises domestic and international private firms on the formation and operation of private investment funds, including buyout funds, energy funds, growth equity funds, debt funds and other investment vehicles, according to his biography on the firm’s website. He has formed funds ranging in size from under $200 million to several billion.

He represents a number of private equity firms, including AEA Investors, which invests in mid-market manufacturing and service companies, GI Partners, which invests in healthcare and education and TT Capital Partners, which focuses on healthcare services and technology. He also advises firms on regulatory compliance, internal arrangements and issues arising from extraordinary events, including key person events, conflict resolution and investor defaults.

Kirkland has moved Nadworny to Texas to help service the needs of the firm’s energy clients, according to the statement.

“Matt has already been working with many of the lawyers in the office, but having him here gives us greater flexibility to connect him with even more clients and show those clients that we can handle all of their legal needs locally,” Andrew Calder, a partner in Kirkland’s Houston office and a member of the firm’s global management executive committee said in a statement.