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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States
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Work Department

Corporate/Private Funds


Rony Rothken is a partner in the Private Funds group, where his practice focuses on the organization, structuring and operation of a broad range of closed-end and open-end private investment funds across multiple asset classes, including buyout, real estate, credit, secondaries, infrastructure, energy and hedge funds. In addition to traditional fund formation initiatives, Rony advises clients on a wide variety of fund-related matters, including separate accounts and other customized arrangements, joint ventures, co-investments, GP-led secondary transactions, strategic “minority stakes” transactions and internal sponsor arrangements. He also regularly advises clients on compliance with the Investment Advisers Act, the Commodity Exchange Act and other regulatory compliance matters.


Joined Firm, 2014


New York State Bar Association


Fordham University School of Law J.D. 2012 (magna cum laude); George Washington University B.A. 2009 (magna cum laude)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

(Next Generation Partners)

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP‘s ‘truly excellent‘ offering is regularly singled out for being ‘exceptionally in tune with the market‘, and is recognized as a ‘guiding force‘ in the private funds space. The firm has particular expertise in raising ‘mega funds’ – which have over $3bn in commitments – and frequently advises on many of the largest private equity funds raised globally. GP-led secondaries transactions are another core focus; the group recently cemented its reputation in this space with the arrival of Lauren King, who was previously co-head of Goodwin‘s secondaries practice. 2022 has also seen plenty of internal growth at the partner level, with a spate of promotions, including those of Deborah Gruen and Audra Cohen. Team lead Michael Wolitzer continues to count some of the largest and best known sponsors of private investment funds among his clients, as well as regularly representing sponsors in other alternative asset classes including real estate, energy and distressed debt. All named lawyers are based in the New York office, which also fields recommended practitioners Barrie Covit, Thomas Bell, Glenn Sarno and Rony Rothken.