Katie McMenamin will join Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s fund finance practice as a partner in the firm’s London office.

“Katie’s distinct blend of experience advising borrowers and lenders, particularly in the private credit space, will be a significant asset to clients as the fund financing market continues to expand and evolve,” Alden Millard, chair of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s executive committee, said. “We are very pleased to welcome her to the firm.”

Ranked by Chambers as one of the leading lawyers in banking and finance, McMenamin focuses on fund finance matters, advising borrowers across fund strategies, as well as private credit lenders, on the full spectrum of products available in the market. Her work includes advising on subscription financings, NAV and hybrid financings, secondaries, GP-support debt facilities and equity products. She will join Simpson Thacher & Bartlett from Travers Smith.

“Katie is an exceptional lawyer with a multifaceted practice who will be immensely beneficial to sponsors across strategies — from private equity, real estate and energy and infrastructure to secondaries and credit funds,” Jason Glover, head of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s London office, said. “The addition of Katie reflects the continued enhancement of our London-based funds offering, cementing our position as a leader amongst advisors for global investment funds.”

“Katie is a rising star in the fund finance space,” Mary Touchstone, head of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s fund finance practice, said. “She is the complete package — a highly creative technical lawyer with a diversity of experience and excellent commercial acumen that she’s able to bring to bear for clients. She’s a perfect fit for our team.”