Gibson Dunn Adds Private Equity Partner Matthew Hurlock in New York

December 2, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew Hurlock has joined the New York office as a partner.  Formerly with Kirkland & Ellis, Hurlock will continue his private equity and mergers and acquisition practice at Gibson Dunn. 

“Matthew is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “In addition to his deep experience in private equity and M&A, he has more than 20 years of international experience, having worked extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.  Matthew is fluent in several languages, and we expect he will continue to work with clients on cross-border transactions.  Matthew’s arrival dovetails nicely with the firm’s recent and high-profile corporate partner hires in the firm’s London office, including Charlie Geffen, Nigel Stacey and Jonathan Earle.”

“Matthew is a smart, creative lawyer, who will bring both U.S., European and Latin American private equity and M&A experience,” said Steven Shoemate, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Private Equity Practice Group and Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office.  “Adding someone with his international background to our bench will aid us in delivering the highest quality service to clients in this space.”

“Gibson Dunn has an impressive corporate platform with thriving private equity and M&A practices in all the key financial centers,” said Hurlock.  “The international platform and collegial and entrepreneurial culture of the firm will enable me to grow my cross-border practice.”

About Matthew Hurlock

Hurlock practices corporate law with a focus on private acquisitions and disposals, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and strategic equity and debt investments.  He has extensive experience in advising private equity funds in domestic and international acquisitions and dispositions of their portfolio companies and related issues, such as structuring management equity packages, the continuing financing of those companies and restructurings.  His practice also covers public acquisitions.

Before joining the firm, Hurlock was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, where he practiced since 2000 in the London and New York offices.  Prior to that, he practiced with Davis Polk in the New York and Paris offices from 1994 to 2000. 

Hurlock is a member of Supervising Trustees of the Parker School for Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia Law School.

He is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian and is proficient in Mandarin.  He graduated in 1993 from Columbia Law School, where he was Notes & Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.