Former Blackstone Counsel Joshua B. Rovine Rejoins Sidley Austin LLP’s
Pooled Investment Entities Group in New York from The Blackstone Group
NEW YORK -- January 8, 2013
Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Joshua B. Rovine, former General
Counsel of Advisory Services at The Blackstone Group and Chief Compliance
Officer of Blackstone Capital Partners, has rejoined the firm’s Pooled
Investment Entities (PIE) Group as a partner in New York. He will also be a
member of the firm-wide Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives (IFAD)
Practice, concentrating primarily on hedge fund and fund of funds formation
(including buy-side representations), as well as investment adviser regulation
and compliance. Mr. Rovine was previously a partner at Sidley from 1998 –
“It is great to welcome Josh back to the firm,” said Michael J. Schmidtberger,
global co-head of theInvestment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives group and
managing partner of Sidley’s New York office. “The level of experience he has
in this practice area coupled with his 10 years of in-house tenure at one of
the leading alternative asset management companies in the world will
strengthen further the level of service that our firm will be able to provide
While at Blackstone, Mr. Rovine was responsible for a broad span of legal and
compliance matters including advising internal clients on regulatory issues,
implementing compliance programs for registered investment advisers and
broker-dealers and working on the implementation of new business initiatives.
Mr. Rovine was a Managing Director in the Legal & Compliance Department at The
Blackstone Group since 2003.
At Sidley, Mr. Rovine’s practice will include advising clients on compliance
issues and the representation of managers in spin-outs from financial
institutions; buyers, sellers and other participants in secondary/structured
secondary transactions; and institutional clients investing in, or
co-investing alongside, hedge and private equity funds.
“Sidley has a highly respected and globally recognized investment funds
practice that has been a leader and innovator in the field,” said Mr. Rovine.
“I am looking forward to working again with my colleagues at the firm to
enhance and deepen the relationships of this already impressive practice.”
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institutions. For the third consecutive year, Sidley received the most
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