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KKR Hires Simpson Thacher’s Sudol as General Counsel

July 7, 2022, 8:15 PM

KKR & Co. named Kathryn King Sudol as general counsel, succeeding David Sorkin, adding an experienced deals lawyer to its executive team.

Sudol joins Sept. 6 from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she was global co-head of mergers and acquisitions, KKR said Thursday in an emailed statement. Sorkin, 63, who has served as general counsel since 2007, will become the alternative-asset manager’s chief legal officer before transitioning to an advisory partner role next year at the end of the first quarter. Sudol will then become chief legal officer.

Kathryn King Sudol
Source: Simpson Thacher

“Katie has worked very closely with KKR and members ...