Dechert added Gerald “Gerry” Brown as a partner in its financial services practice group, bolstering the firm’s service offerings in fund formation. Brown will be based in Dechert’s New York office.

“As we continue to expand our specialized, best-in-class financial services offerings to better serve our clients’ needs, Gerry’s fund formation expertise is a great addition to the firm,” Mark Thierfelder, co-chair of Dechert, said. “His experience reinforces Dechert’s ability to offer a seamless legal services experience for our clients as they navigate the multifaceted challenges in the market.”

“Gerry’s proficiency in private funds, especially in the realms of private credit and private equity, helps to broaden our fund formation group and pairs exceptionally well with our leading registered fund and international private funds practices,” Chris Harvey, co-chair of Dechert’s financial services practice group, said. “His arrival expands our capabilities and demonstrates our commitment to excellence in serving the varied, complex needs of our clients in an ever-evolving financial landscape.”

Brown joins Dechert from a New York-based law firm. His expertise encompasses a range of fund types, including credit funds, real estate and infrastructure funds, funds of funds and various bespoke investment vehicles. Brown’s diverse client base includes large institutional sponsors, middle-market sponsors, placement agents and investors.

“Dechert is known to be a full-service financial services powerhouse, which is what drew me to the firm,” Brown said. “I am eager to collaborate with the talented team here and contribute to the expansion of our fund formation practice.”

The arrival of Brown follows the earlier appointments this year of partners Brian C. Miner and Eliot L. Relles in New York and partners Neel Maitra and Cynthia R. Beyea in Washington, D.C.