November 2, 2021

New York, NY (November 2, 2021) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Rosalind Fahey Kruse has been named Managing Partner of the New York office.

Roz, a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, has been a trusted advisor to Willkie staff professionals, attorneys and clients for many years. She has comprehensive knowledge of the New York office and the Firm, having been in leadership roles at Willkie for decades. In addition to serving on the Executive Committee, she is currently a member of the Compensation Committee, Lateral Partner Integration Committee, Professional Personnel Committee, and Women’s Professional Development Committee.

“Roz has been a dedicated partner and colleague for more than 25 years, and has contributed greatly to Willkie. I congratulate her on her appointment to Managing Partner of the New York office,” said Firm Chairman Thomas Cerabino.

He continued: “As our Firm continues to grow, sharing of information and ideas between offices has become even more critical. We are therefore establishing this new role of New York office Managing Partner to sit alongside the Managing Partners of all of our other offices, with the goal of fostering even better interaction and exchange of information and best practices for the benefit of our Firm management and our clients.”

Rosalind Fahey Kruse focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies, private equity transactions, debt and equity financings, and general corporate and securities law matters. She regularly advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, boards of directors, and senior management on strategic and governance matters.

In 2020, she was awarded the “Thought Leadership Award” by Corporate Counsel magazine at the Women, Influence & Power in Law awards, honoring top women lawyers who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession. She was also named to the 2021 “Notable Women in Law” list by Crain’s New York Business, honoring talented attorneys for their achievements in the law, professional leadership and philanthropic activities, and named to The Deal’s 2021 Top Women in Dealmaking list.

Rosalind Fahey Kruse commented: “I am honored to be named the first Managing Partner of the New York office. Willkie has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues across the Firm as we continue to build on this success.”


Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of approximately 1,000 attorneys with offices in Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Rome, San Francisco and Washington. The Firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue.

Tel: 212.728.8000.