October 18, 2022

New York, NY, October 18, 2022 --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced the addition of Larissa Marcellino as a partner based in the New York office and member of the Private Equity Practice Group.  She is part of the Asset Management Department and Corporate & Financial Services Department. She previously served as General Counsel of Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York and London-based private investment firm and longtime Willkie client.

During her tenure, Larissa advised Aquiline on fund formation, fund counseling, regulatory, co-investment and M&A matters across Aquiline’s private equity, venture and credit strategies.  Prior to joining Aquiline in 2018, Larissa focused on private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions at a large international law firm.

“Larissa is an outstanding lawyer whose experience both in-house and in private practice will enhance our private equity platform, and in particular enhance our strength in advising middle market sponsors who may not have a legal department in-house,” said Jeffrey Poss, Co-Chair of the Private Equity Practice Group. “Her years of serving as general counsel at a prominent private equity firm provide her with a unique and well-rounded perspective that will be of value to many of our 300+ sponsor clients, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Willkie.”

Larissa commented: “I’m delighted to join Willkie’s premier private equity and asset management practice, and look forward to applying my experience to a wide range of sophisticated transactions, fund matters and partner arrangements.  I have experienced firsthand Willkie’s ability to provide a full service, 360° platform and am proud to join the firm in delivering comprehensive solutions for general partners and the funds they manage.”

Willkie is a preeminent advisor to private equity clients, having counseled sponsors and private equity targets for more than 50 years. Our lawyers, approximately 600 of whom regularly advise clients in this industry, have the knowledge and skills to handle private equity matters worldwide and unparalleled cross-border capabilities across North America and Europe. 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, as well as the full suite of regulatory matters. Because of this approach, clients regularly grow with Willkie throughout their lifecycle. 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.


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