Mr. Morgan, formerly the founding Partner of Morgan LLP, focuses his practice on representing private fund sponsors in the creation and management of their management companies and in the formation of domestic and international funds, including private equity, venture capital, oil and gas, real estate, private debt and hedge funds. Mr. Morgan also frequently works on related investment management matters such as structuring family offices, co-investment vehicles, managed accounts and "funds of one."
"We believe our clients will benefit from J.R.'s diversified investment management practice," said Bob Jewell, Managing Partner. "He has considerable experience working with funds from multiple sectors and with sponsors from all over the world. This makes him a good match with our strong and diversified corporate, technology and finance practices."
Mr. Morgan began his legal career in the New York office of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he handled investment management regulatory and compliance issues, fund formation and fund management. He later joined the London office of Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP, where he worked on matters as diverse as advising major financial conglomerates and institutional investment managers with global structuring to assisting entrepreneurial start-up managers launch first-time funds. In 2013, Mr. Morgan founded Morgan LLP, which was recently named "Best Boutique Law Firm" in the United States by HFMWeek.
"I have worked with attorneys at Andrews Kurth in the past and was impressed with both their legal acumen and pragmatic approach," said Mr. Morgan. "Andrews Kurth provides an impressive platform that will allow me to expand the scope of services available to my clients, including strong transactional, tax and intellectual property capabilities, as well as extend the geographic reach of my own practice."
Before entering private practice, Mr. Morgan served as a judicial extern in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as a securities analyst for a fund with $300 million in assets under management. Licensed to practice law in Texas and New York and on the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales, Mr. Morgan received his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.
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