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Matt Abbott and Megan Spelman Featured in Vault Q&A on Paul, Weiss’s Private Equity Practice

June 30, 2023

Corporate partners Matt Abbott and Megan Spelman were featured in a Q&A on Paul, Weiss’s Private Equity Practice in the 2023 edition of “Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas.” In the Q&A, Matt and Megan discuss the future of private equity, the types of transactions they handle, and what drew them to the practice.

“I was attracted to the private equity practice at Paul, Weiss because of the caliber of the clients here; we work with some of the most sophisticated investors in the world,” Matt says. “I was also interested in private equity because it exposes you to a broad array of industries, portfolio companies and management teams, which keeps the work interesting.”

Matt and Megan also describe a typical day as a private equity lawyer at Paul, Weiss as well as training and mentoring opportunities at the firm, among other topics.

“Much of your development as a private equity lawyer takes place on the job, so it is important to find a firm that prioritizes training and mentoring,” Megan says. “This is an area where Paul, Weiss shines. Junior lawyers at the firm are immersed in a robust curriculum focused on developing both substantive knowledge and practical skills, including through negotiation workshops, practice management sessions and informal Q&As with partners, for example.”

Vault’s “Practice Perspectives,” which was released this month, offers insights from lawyers at top-ranked law firms on practicing law in more than 20 different practice areas.

» read the Q&A

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