Barrie Covit is a Corporate Partner in the Firm’s New York office, where he focuses on private funds and other facets of “alternative asset management.” He has represented some of the largest and most well-known sponsors of private equity funds including The Carlyle Group, First Reserve Corporation, J.C. Flowers & Co and Lexington Partners. He has also represented sponsors of funds that focus on investments in specific asset classes (including energy, financial services and the secondary market) in regions throughout the world (including Western Europe, South Africa and Brazil).
Mr. Covit represented the United States Treasury Department in connection with the $30 billion Public-Private Investment Program to purchase legacy assets from financial institutions.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 recently selected Mr. Covit as a leading lawyer in private equity fund formation. He was also named to Investment Dealers’ Digest’s 2010 “Forty Under Forty” list, which recognized the top up-and-coming financial services professionals under the age of forty. In addition, he was named a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 United States 2011 and Who’s Who Legal 2011.
Mr. Covit graduated from McGill University in 1995, where he was a James McGill Scholar. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1998, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a member of the Columbia Business Law Review. Mr. Covit joined Simpson Thacher in 1998.