Andrea Hwang only had a few months to adjust as a partner at Ropes & Gray’s finance practice before the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on her clients’ complex financing deals.
The corporate finance lawyer, who works closely with private equity firm clients and their portfolio companies, joined the firm as a partner in October 2019.
Covid’s early economic impacts just as she was settling in caused deals to shift dramatically amid debt market difficulties. “It was nerve-racking to be at a new firm at a time of such uncertainty,” Hwang said.
Many portfolio companies were having financing issues due to ...