Kira Idoko, Formerly with Brookfield Asset Management, Joins Gibson Dunn as an Investment Funds Partner in New York

July 18, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced today that Kira Idoko has joined the firm’s Investment Funds Practice Group in the New York office as a partner.  Idoko, formerly Senior Vice President, Private Funds at Brookfield Asset Management, will focus her practice on the formation and operation of private funds.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kira to Gibson Dunn,” said Barbara Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Kira is a highly regarded private funds lawyer whose comprehensive in-house experience, deep industry relationships, and consistently sound judgment set her apart.  We have leading investment funds practitioners nationally and globally, and Kira will be a strong addition to our premier funds practice.”

“We are delighted that Kira is joining the Gibson Dunn Investment Funds team,” said Shukie Grossman, Co-Chair of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice Group.  “Kira is a well-respected investment funds practitioner with a phenomenal skill set and extensive market knowledge.  Her experience with top-of-the-market sponsors will greatly benefit our clients as they seek to successfully navigate an increasingly complex fundraising environment.”

“I look forward to starting the next chapter of my career at Gibson Dunn,” said Idoko.  “I’ve known Shukie and others on the team for several years and have always respected their collaborative nature, pursuit of excellence, and excellent lawyering.  The firm’s stellar reputation and formidable investment funds practice made this an easy decision.”

About Kira Idoko

Idoko has significant experience raising large institutional funds, and she will continue to focus her practice on the formation, negotiation and operation of private funds.  She has advised on the capital raise or maintenance of real estate, infrastructure, private equity and credit products ranging in value from $200 million to $14 billion, including flagship funds, open-ended funds, private wealth vehicles, and separately managed accounts.  She is experienced in all stages of fund formation, including jurisdictional and structuring issues, product development and implementation, regulatory compliance, and operational support.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Idoko served for seven years as Senior Vice President, Private Funds at Brookfield Asset Management.  Previously, she served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.  Idoko began her legal career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Idoko graduated from Harvard Law School in 2009 and from Howard University summa cum laude in 2004.