Leah Recht joins Orrick from Kirkland & Ellis

Leah joins Orrick as a partner in their San Francisco office. Her practice is focused on advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses, including structuring and negotiating various strategic and leveraged acquisitions of public and private targets, divestures, carveouts, mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, minority investments, restructurings, executive compensation matters, corporate governance, and other general corporate matters.

She was formerly at Kirkland & Ellis, where she made partner in 2015 and brings to Orrick an expertise in private equity with a focus in technology. She was recently part of a Kirkland team that acted for HGGC on its investment alongside Bain Capital in a cloud-based construction project software provider called Buildertrend.