James Kelly, Ilya Bubel and Peter Alfano have joined DLA Piper in New York. The three partners came from the Private Equity and Finance Practices of Winston & Strawn. James will lead DLA’s New York private equity group, which revolves around representing private equity funds in LBO’s, M&A, equity investments, divestitures and restructurings. Ilya’s practice will similarly focus on representing private equity funds and other financial investors in transactional matters. Peter’s practice focuses on representing PE sponsors, corporations and other entities in domestic and cross-border finance transactions. Representative clients of the group include The Wicks Group of Companies and Bregal Investments Inc.