Willkie Adds Private Equity Partner Caleb Vesey in Los Angeles

May 2, 2022

New York, NY, May 2, 2022 -- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Caleb Vesey has joined the Firm as a partner in the Los Angeles office, where he is part of Willkie’s Private Equity Practice Group. Caleb’s arrival follows the addition of private equity partners Patrick Sandor, Ray LaSoya and Joe Kaczorowski, who joined Willkie in California this year. Earlier in his career, Caleb was an associate at Willkie.

“Caleb is a talented private equity attorney and will be a tremendous asset to our expanding platform in Los Angeles,” said Jeffrey Poss, Co-Chair of the Private Equity Practice Group. “His addition will further enhance our growing bench of private equity lawyers in California, and throughout the US and Europe. We are delighted to welcome him back to Willkie.”

Caleb’s practice is focused on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance. He represents buyers, sellers, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and financial institutions in a variety of corporate transactions including leveraged buyouts and public and private mergers and acquisitions. Caleb was most recently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.

Alan Epstein, partner in Willkie’s Los Angeles office, commented: “Caleb’s deep knowledge of private equity and commitment to excellent client service makes him a great fit for us, as we continue to expand on the West Coast.”

Caleb commented: “Willkie is known for its premier private equity platform and industry-leading work, and I am excited to be joining the Firm’s growing team here in Los Angeles. I look forward to working with my talented colleagues to provide excellent client service and legal advice.”

Willkie has developed a 360° platform to provide comprehensive advice to private equity sponsors and portfolio companies, advising on everything from fund formations, platform acquisitions, tuck-in acquisitions and joint ventures, to bank credit and other debt financings, IPOs, follow-on offerings, SPACs, PIPEs and ultimate exits. Because of this approach, clients regularly grow with Willkie over time. Our Private Equity Practice Group handles transactions and cross-border matters worldwide, with attorneys practicing in 13 key market centers across the United States and Europe.

Launched in September 2021, Willkie’s Los Angeles office now includes more than 50 attorneys in the areas of corporate and M&A transactions, private equity, music and entertainment, asset management, private wealth, litigation, and tax.

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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.