Private equity firm hires Weil Gotshal & Manges partner as MD and CLO

September 9, 2011 The co-head of the private equity practice group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges - James Westra - is leaving the law firm to become Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer at private equity firm Advent International.

Advent International Managing Partner David Mussafer pointed out that his the company is a longtime client of Weil Gotshal & Manges: “After years of working together, we are thrilled that Jim is joining our team at Advent as our organization continues to develop and grow,” he said, adding: “He has been a tremendous asset to us and other top private equity firms over the past 30 years, and we know that he will help us immensely in deal structuring and bringing best practices to support our global team. Jim has the requisite skills, experience and personality to thrive at Advent, and we are looking forward to his contributions in the months and years ahead.”

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