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Covington’s corporate practice covers a broad range of transactional and advisory work. With corporate lawyers in New York, Washington, London, California, China, Seoul, Dubai, Frankfurt, and Johannesburg, we handle domestic, cross-border, and international matters worldwide. Our clients include Global 500 companies, private equity, hedge, corporate venture, and other investment funds and sponsors, investment and retail banks, venture-backed companies, sports franchises, and corporate boards and committees.
We consider the hallmarks of our corporate practice to be legal talent, careful execution, strong judgment, and teamwork. Our corporate lawyers work closely with colleagues in our related practices, including tax, employee benefits and employment, antitrust, and intellectual property, to deliver integrated advice to our clients. In addition, we draw on Covington’s strong regulatory and policy practices and industry experts to inform and enhance our skills and execution. Such practices include life sciences and healthcare, sports, financial institutions, fintech, energy (including clean energy), telecommunications, media, entertainment, consumer brands, and aerospace and defense.
Latham & Watkins is a leading global law firm with more than 2,600 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The firm has internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork, and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering. When a client needs in-depth local knowledge and understanding of cross-border legal regimes, Latham’s global footprint ensures it has the resources necessary to structure and execute complex transactions around the world.
Castlelake, L.P. is a global private investment firm focused on opportunistic investments in alternative assets, sub-performing loans and special situations, and is an experienced leader in aircraft ownership and servicing. Through a relationship-oriented approach, Castlelake acts as a preferred liquidity provider in smaller balance opportunities within niche areas of the investment landscape. The firm’s investment strategy is predicated on superior sourcing, fundamental value-based due diligence, and a willingness to embrace complexity. With offices in Minneapolis, London, Dublin and Singapore, the Castlelake team comprises more than 150 professionals. As of September 30, 2018, Castlelake manages private funds and debt vehicles with approximately $13 billion in assets, on behalf of its investors, including endowments, foundations, public and private pension plans, private funds, family offices, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds. For more information, please visit www.castlelake.com.
The Jordan Company (“TJC”) (www.thejordancompany.com), founded in 1982, is a middle-market private equity firm that has managed funds with original capital commitments in excess of $11 billion since 1987 and a 37-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries including Industrials, Transportation & Logistics, Healthcare & Consumer, and Telecom, Technology & Utility. The senior investment team has been investing together for over 20 years and it is supported by the Operations Management Group, which was established in 1988 to initiate and support operational improvements in portfolio companies. Headquartered in New York, TJC also has an office in Chicago.
Kauffman Fellows, established in 1995, seeks to develop leaders in capital formation to build on the success they have already achieved. Each year, a class of approximately 60 venture capital and other investors (LPs, family office, PE, accelerator) is selected. The program challenges each Fellow to accelerate their impact through self-reflection, peer learning, 1-on-1 mentoring, and a structured curriculum taught by leading venture capitalists and global thought leaders.
Each class meets quarterly for 3.5 days over a two-year period. Inspired by Ewing Marion Kauffman and his legacy of conducting business in a scrupulously honest fashion, we measure our success by the number of new businesses we nurture and inspire, by the longevity of these businesses, and by the long-term returns generated for entrepreneurs, investors, and society as a whole.
Our trust-based network of 589 Fellows in over 40 countries has collectively deployed over $50 billion in capital, and created over 700,000 jobs.
Kauffman Fellows has a strong commitment to diversity, actively recruiting individuals who believe our community is stronger and better when we value and respect everyone. This essential core value guides us in our service to entrepreneurs, investors and colleagues.
Please visit our website, kauffmanfellows.org, for more information.