John Senior is a corporate partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of Gibson Dunn’s Investment Funds Practice Group.
Mr. Senior has extensive experience counseling sponsors on the organization and operation of private investment funds, having advised on capital raises exceeding $42 billion in total commitments since 2016. His fund formation practice spans a range of investment strategies including buyout, infrastructure, real estate, natural resources, social impact and venture capital funds; co-investment funds; independent sponsor transactions and investment club programs. Mr. Senior also advises sponsors on strategic secondary and other fund-related transactions, internal partnership arrangements and regulatory compliance. He was named a Rising Star for Investment Funds by IFLR1000 (2021) and is a frequent speaker at conferences and panels on fund formation matters. His investment manager clients include AMCI Group, Ardian, BTG Pactual, CenterOak Partners, Credit Suisse, GCM Grosvenor, Harkness Capital, J.H. Whitney, Leonard Green and Olympus Partners.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Senior was an associate with the firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, where he practiced general corporate law in addition to fund formation matters. Before attending law school, he served for several years as a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department, including diplomatic postings in India and Bulgaria, and as a U.S. negotiator in the United Nations Security Council. He holds the State Department’s Superior Honor Award and the American Foreign Service Association’s Sinclaire Award.
Mr. Senior received his Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law, where he served as Symposium Editor of the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Politics from Georgetown University.
Mr. Senior is admitted to practice in New York and California. He speaks English, Spanish and Bulgarian.
New York University - 2012 Juris Doctor
Georgetown University - 2001 Bachelor of Science
New York Bar