Proskauer hires PE partner in New York

Monica Arora will work on primary and secondaries portfolio transactions.

Law firm Proskauer Rose has hired Monica Arora as partner in its private investment funds group at its headquarters, sister publication pfm has learned.

Arora will advise GP clients on fund structuring and management company arrangements in primary and secondaries portfolio transactions, as well as across private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and debt.

This is a newly created role, and Arora officially starts on 29 September, a Proskauer spokesman said.

Arora joins from another New York-based firm, White & Case, where she served as the global head of the firm’s investment funds group, according to the White & Case website.

She joined White & Case in 2009, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Prior to that, she was a senior associate at Debevoise & Plimpton for about seven years, and an associate at Altheimer & Gray for a year, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Her appointment follows a slew of hires at Proskauer. Last month, the law firm hired Vikki McKay as a private real estate partner and Eleanor Shanks as a private equity partner, both in its London office.

The law firm is currently growing its London office, having hired not only McKay and Shanks in recent months but also special real estate counsel Ben Taylor, mergers and acquisitions partners Steven Davis, Matt Rees and James Howe, secondaries specialist Bruno Bertrand-Delfau, finance partner Alex Griffith, and tax partner Robert Gaut.