Weil Gotshal Adds Machera as Partner in Private Equity Practice

Jul 11 2016 | 6:28pm ET

Law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has added Christopher Machera as a partner in the company's private equity practice. 

Machera will be based in Weil’s New York office, according to a statement. He has extensive experience representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in various transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, minority investments, and general corporate governance matters, the company said. 

The new post is a homecoming for Machera, who was an associate in Weil’s New York office from 2005 to 2011, after which he joined Goldman Sachs as Vice President and Associate General Counsel. Following his Goldman stint, Machera was a partner at Greenberg Traurig, a position he leaves to join Weil.

 “Chris started his career at Weil and we are delighted to welcome him back to the firm,” said Weil executive partner Barry Wolf. “He will be a valuable and seamless addition to our Private Equity practice, given his experience and knowledge of the Firm, and a great asset to our more than 200 private equity clients.”

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. The firm global private equity practice is among the most recognized in the industry, with more than 200 PE clients worldwide ranging from the largest and highest-profile private equity funds to sovereign wealth funds, pensions, family offices and other equity financial investors. 

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