We are pleased to announce the placement of Kevin Bettsteller with DLA Piper in their Los Angeles office. He was formerly a partner with Kirkland Ellis in their San Francisco office.

Kevin Bettsteller was a partner in the Investment Funds practice group of Kirkland’s corporate department, where he focused his practice on the representation of financial services companies, such as investment advisers, investment companies (including open- and closed-end funds and their independent directors), private investment funds, business development companies and broker-dealers. He has significant experience advising clients on a wide variety of fund-related matters, including the structuring, formation, offering and operation of registered and exempt funds, agreements with service providers, transactional matters, general securities law matters and other ongoing compliance, regulatory and governance matters.

Watanabe Schwartz, the firm providing partner and practice group placement and consulting services to law firms throughout California, has facilitated over 1,400 transactions involving individual partners and groups.