John Senior is a corporate associate 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 $40 billion in total commitments since 2016. His fund formation practice spans a range of investment strategies including buyout, infrastructure, real estate, credit and natural resources funds; co-investment funds; independent sponsor transactions and investment club programs. Mr. Senior also advises sponsors on internal partnership arrangements, spin-out transactions, regulatory compliance and negotiations with service providers. His investment manager clients include AECOM Capital, AMCI, CenterOak Partners, Credit Suisse, GCM Grosvenor, Harkness Capital, I Squared Capital, Leonard Green, Olympus Partners and Stonecourt Capital.
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 is a holder of 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