NEW YORK – Kerry Potter McCormick has joined Barnes & Thornburg as a partner in the firm’s Investment Funds and Asset Management practice in New York. Barnes & Thornburg’s growing New York office has added 25 attorneys and staff in New York since opening in February 2020.
Kerry joins the firm from Apollo Global Management, Inc., where she was the Private Funds and Products Counsel.
Kerry’s practice focuses on representing fund sponsors and alternative asset managers in connection with the launch and ongoing operations of various investment products and structures, including private funds, managed accounts, funds-of-one and co-investment products. She advises managers of private equity funds, hedge funds, credit funds, real estate funds, and funds-of-funds on the full spectrum of issues that can arise during a product’s life cycle, from negotiating with seed and other early investors in start-up managers to fund restructurings and wind-downs. Kerry also represents institutional investors with respect to their investments in these products. She has worked with clients ranging in size from startups and other rapid-growth managers to some of the largest alternative asset managers in the world.
“Kerry has deep experience and a strong network of relationships in New York’s investment community, which will be crucial as we look to deepen connections and continue growing our client base in the area,” said Robert Boller, partner in charge of Barnes & Thornburg’s New York office. “Kerry has also carved out a name for herself in a male-dominated space, and is a prime example of the strong female talent we have attracted to the New York office.”
Prior to Apollo, Kerry spent nearly a decade in the Investment Funds practice of a top international law firm. While there, her practice focused mainly on representing managers and sponsors of hedge funds, private equity funds, and credit funds.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kerry to our expanding Investment Funds and Asset Management team. Her experience managing the launch of various investment products, both in-house and as external counsel to sponsors, will be invaluable to our clients in New York and across the country,” said David Gotlieb, Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department.
Kerry earned her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and her B.A. in economics and political science from Temple University.
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