Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has added Paul Hastings private equity and M&A partner Stefan dePozsgay in New York, the Los Angeles-based firm said on Tuesday.
DePozsgay works with clients on private equity investments, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other transactional matters in the U.S., Latin America and elsewhere. He has worked with clients in the sports, media and entertainment sectors as well as the energy, infrastructure, and retail industries, the firm said in a statement.
In that statement, dePozsgay said he’s known several people at Gibson Dunn and that what drew him to the firm was its strength of its global private equity practice. It also has a strong practice in entertainment and sports which are areas that he’s focused on over his career, he said.
“It seems sort of a natural fit,” dePozsgay said.
DePozsgay began his legal career at Boies Schiller Flexner as an associate in 2006, becoming a partner there in 2013. Four years later, he jumped to Paul Hastings as a partner in its private equity and M&A practice.
DePozsgay has worked with RSE Ventures in several transactions, including its preferred private equity investments in Momofuku Restaurant Group and Milk Bar. He’s also worked with Goldman Sachs and its affiliated funds, Tudor Investment Corp., and Centerbridge Partners.
“Stefan is a strategic, commercially minded dealmaker who will add greater depth to our M&A and private equity teams,” Gibson Dunn chairman and managing partner Ken Doran said in the firm’s statement.
DePozsgay’s addition will bring substantial expertise to the firm, particularly in the firm’s growing media, entertainment and technology sectors, Doran added.
DePozsgay said his goal is to be a part of and help grow an elite private equity practice at Gibson Dunn and to help build and deepen its bench in New York. “The plan is to hit the ground running as soon as we can get into the office,” he said.
Like many law firms, Gibson Dunn has kept its offices open with limited staff but has encouraged its lawyers and staff to work from home amid the coronavirus outbreak.