Leading Private Equity Partner Taurie Zeitzer Joins White & Case as Co-Head of its Global Private Equity Industry Group

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its market-leading Global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice and Global Private Equity Industry Group with the addition of Taurie Zeitzer as a partner in New York. Zeitzer joins the Firm as Co-Head of its Global Private Equity Industry Group.

"Substantial growth in the US and in our Global Private Equity Group are key strategic priorities for the Firm," said White & Case Chair, Heather McDevitt. "Taurie's arrival is a significant move in the US legal market, and our ability to attract such outstanding talent reflects the strength of our Firm. The addition of her premier practice will fortify our leading M&A and private equity capabilities as we enhance our best-in-class service to our sponsor clients. We are delighted to welcome Taurie to White & Case and look forward to working with her to build on our momentum."

Zeitzer has been the Global Co-Chair of one of the world's most successful M&A and private equity practices, with a track record of collaboration and inspiring teams to build strong client relationships. She regularly advises some of the largest and most sophisticated global private equity firms and corporations on their most important transactions. 

"I am thrilled to be working with the White & Case team," said Zeitzer. "I look forward to supporting our clients with White & Case's preeminent global resources and being able to deliver a differentiated service to the market."

"Taurie is one of the most accomplished and respected private equity lawyers in the country," said John Reiss, Head of White & Case's Global M&A Practice. "Her uncompromising dedication to client service aligns perfectly with our core values, which have driven the success of our M&A Practice. We will be committed to the success of her clients, and I expect they will see significant value-add from our deep resources in M&A and other practices, both domestically and globally."

Oliver Brahmst, Co-Head of White & Case's Global Private Equity Industry Group, added: "Taurie is an elite private equity lawyer, who has worked with the world's premier sponsors and their portfolio companies on their most significant investments. Her successful track record complements the high-end work that we are already doing for many of our existing sponsor clients."

Zeitzer is consistently recognized as a leading M&A lawyer in the United States by Chambers and The Legal 500. In 2023, Zeitzer was named "Private Equity Lawyer of the Year" at Euromoney's Women in Business Law Americas Awards, where she was also recognized in 2018. She has been recognized multiple times as a "Private Equity MVP" by Law360, most recently in 2023. In 2021, The Deal named Zeitzer one of its "Top Women in Dealmaking" for private equity. Business Insider also named her "Top Private Equity Dealmaker" in 2019. In 2018, she was featured in The Deal's "Women in M&A: The Powerhouse 20." In 2017, Taurie was featured in Crain's New York Business's inaugural list of Leading Women Lawyers in New York City. 

White & Case's Global Private Equity Group capitalizes on its international presence and expertise in all major industries, and according to Bloomberg, has ranked in the top five for Global Private Equity for the past five consecutive years.

Zeitzer's arrival follows recent notable additions to the Firm's Global M&A Practice, including partners Kimberly Petillo-Décossard, Ross Sturman and Hayden Baker in the Firm's New York office, partner Phillip Sacks in the Firm's Dubai office, partner Emily Brown in the Firm's London office and partner Omar Hemady in the Firm's Boston office.

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