Larissa R. Marcellino is a partner in the Asset Management Department and Corporate & Financial Services Department, and a member in the Firm’s Private Equity Practice Group. Larissa routinely advises stakeholders in the private equity industry on a broad range of strategic transactions and initiatives, including cross-fund and GP-led transactions, liquidity solutions, and spin-out transactions. Larissa also advises emerging managers and family offices in the establishment of their firms and investment funds.  

In addition to Larissa’s strategic private equity sponsor practice, Larissa represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in public and private merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic equity investments and spin-outs across multiple industries and geographies.


Prior to joining Willkie in 2022, Larissa previously served as General Counsel of Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York and London-based private investment firm. During her tenure there, 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 another large international law firm.
  • New York Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2017-2018, 2023)
  • Larissa is a member of the New York City Bar Association Private Investment Funds Committee.
  • Jim Pieri, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Assured Healthcare Partners LLC (AHP), an independent healthcare investment management firm, in the spinout of AHP from Assured Guaranty Ltd.
  • Aquiline Capital Partners and portfolio company Fullsteam, a leading payments and software company, in a significant investment from Aquiline and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority



McGill University, B.C.L., 2011 McGill University, LLB, 2011 McGill University, B.A., 2008

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