July 18, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP today announced that Kira Idoko has joined the firm’s investment funds practice group in the New York office as an associate. Idoko, formerly Senior Vice President, Private Funds at Brookfield Asset Management, will focus her practice on the formation and operation of private funds.

“We are delighted to welcome Kira to Gibson Dunn,” said Barbara Becker, President and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “Kira is a highly regarded private equity lawyer whose extensive in-house experience, deep industry relationships and consistently sound judgment set her apart. We have leading investment fund practitioners nationally and globally, and Kira will be a great addition to our leading fund practice.

“We are thrilled to have Kira join the Gibson Dunn Investment Funds team,” said Shukie Grossman, Co-Chair of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice Group. “Kira is a highly respected investment fund practitioner with a phenomenal skill set and deep market knowledge. His experience with leading sponsors will greatly benefit our clients as they seek to successfully navigate an increasingly complex fundraising environment. »

“I can’t wait to start the next chapter of my career at Gibson Dunn,” said Idoko. “I have known Shukie and other members of the team for several years and have always respected their collaborative nature, their pursuit of excellence and their excellent counsel. The firm’s excellent reputation and formidable investment fund practices made this decision easy. »

About Kira Idoko

Idoko has significant experience raising large institutional funds, and she will continue to focus her practice on the formation, negotiation and operation of private funds. She has advised on raising capital or maintaining real estate, infrastructure, private equity and credit products ranging in value from $200 million to $14 billion, including flagship funds, open-ended funds, private wealth management vehicles and separately managed accounts. She is experienced in all stages of fund formation, including jurisdictional and structuring issues, product development and implementation, regulatory compliance and operational support.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Idoko spent seven years as Senior Vice President, Private Funds at Brookfield Asset Management. Previously, she served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Idoko began her legal career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Idoko graduated from Harvard Law School in 2009 and Howard University summa cum laude in 2004.