DLA Piper announced today that Kevin Bettsteller has joined the firm’s Finance practice as a partner in Los Angeles.
Bettsteller’s practice focuses on representing financial services companies, such as private equity, real estate, credit and hedge fund sponsors and other investment advisers; registered investment companies, business development companies and their independent directors; and broker-dealers. He has significant experience advising clients on a wide variety of investment management and securities law matters, including the structuring, formation, offering and operation of investment funds; adviser registration and compliance; agreements with service providers; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; preparing for and responding to SEC examinations; and other ongoing regulatory, governance and strategic issues.
“The breadth and depth of Kevin’s investment fund experience and his knowledge of this highly regulated segment of the financial services industry will be an important asset to our global practice, particularly as we continue to expand our capabilities on the West Coast,” said John Cusack, global co-chair and US chair of DLA Piper’s Finance practice.
“Kevin’s understanding of ongoing regulatory and compliance issues facing our investment management clients will be key in the growth of our practice,” said Jesse Criz, co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Capital Markets practice. “We expect that Kevin will quickly leverage the firm’s global platform and extensive resources to provide clients with creative and practical solutions as they pursue their objectives."
Bettsteller joins from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner in its investment funds practice. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.