US PE firm Warburg Pincus hires new General Counsel

November 8, 2013 US private equity law firm Warburg Pincus has hired its new general counsel and managing director, taking on Munger Tolles & Olsen corporate partner Robert Knauss for the leadership role. Knauss will relocate form Los Angeles to the firm’s headquarters in New York.

Knauss succeeds Scott Arenare, who was the firm's general counsel since 1998, and now departs to take up a new business opportunity.

"We appreciate Scott's consistent dedication and service during his tenure, which spanned both the strong growth of our firm globally and an era of great change in the private equity business," said co-chief executive officer Charles Kaye.

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