Kathleen Walsh is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Walsh is a member of the Corporate Department and Global Co-chair of the firm’s Investment Funds practice group.
Ms. Walsh represents private investment fund sponsors and principals in connection with the organization of both US and global private equity funds, including buyout funds, mezzanine funds, distressed debt funds, venture funds, infrastructure, power and energy funds, and fund of funds, as well as the secondary purchase of private equity portfolios and the spin out of private equity managers from financial institution private equity funds.
Ms. Walsh has also advised on the acquisition of investment managers and regularly advises private equity funds in connection with portfolio investments and realizations. As part of her practice, Ms. Walsh advises sponsors of private investment funds on registration and compliance matters under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Ms. Walsh has been recognized for her private equity work, with clients praising her ability to deliver "a superior level of service" (Chambers USA 2006). She is "'experienced and commercial,' according to clients, who appreciate that she 'either knows the answer or knows where to find it'" (Chambers USA 2008). Most recently she was recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in the 2012 Chambers Global and 2010 IFLR1000 guides.