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Thomas A. Wuchenich
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1999 Avenue of the Stars – 29th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067 
 
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Tom Wuchenich is the Managing Partner of Simpson Thacher’s Los Angeles office. Tom represents a broad range of alternative asset management firms in the formation and ongoing operation of their private investment funds and separate accounts across a variety of asset classes. He also has significant experience in strategic transactions for asset management firms. Tom’s regular clients include such sponsors as CIM Group, Clearlake Capital Group, Francisco Partners, Hellman & Friedman, KSL Capital Partners, Oaktree Capital Management, Platinum Equity, Prime Group and Technology Crossover Ventures. He has represented Oaktree Capital Group in its initial public and follow-on offerings and in its sale to Brookfield Asset Management, as well as Clearlake Capital Partners and Platinum Equity in their sales of minority stakes to third parties. Tom is regularly recognized as one of the leading private funds lawyers in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and was recently named to the 2019 “LA500: The Most Influential People in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

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Work Highlights
  • Oaktree in its IPO and follow-on offerings, and in the establishment of the Oaktree Emerging Market Opportunities Fund, the Oaktree Real Estate Debt Fund II and its predecessor fund, the Oaktree Strategic Credit Strategy, the Oaktree Global Credit Fund and the Oaktree Strategic Income Fund
  • KSL Capital in the formation of KSL Capital Partners V and its predecessor funds, and KSL Capital Partners Credit Opportunities Fund II and its predecessor fund
  • Oaktree in its sale of 62% of the Oaktree business to Brookfield Asset Management
  • Technology Crossover Ventures in the formation of TCV X
  • Hellman & Friedman in the organization of Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners IX
  • Platinum Equity in the formation of the Platinum Equity Small Cap Fund, and the Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV and its predecessor funds, as well as in Platinum Equity’s sale of a minority stake to Dyal Capital Partners
  • Clearlake Capital Group in the establishment of Clearlake Capital Partners Fund V and its sale of a minority stake to Dyal Capital Partners and Petershill
Education
  • Columbia Law School, 1996 J.D.
    Columbia Journal of Transnational Law; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs, 1996 M.I.A.
  • Bucknell University, 1992 B.A.
    cum laude
Admissions
  • New York 1998
  • California 2000

Tom Wuchenich is the Managing Partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Los Angeles office and works in the Firm’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses on the representation of sponsors of private investment funds across a wide variety of asset classes, and he also has significant experience in strategic transactions for asset management firms. 

Tom was recently profiled as one of 2019’s “LA500: The Most Influential People in Los Angeles” in the Law category by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The list recognizes 500 individuals for their contributions to the business community in the Los Angeles County. He was also previously named one of California’s Top 100 Leading Lawyers by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal and has been recognized as one of the leading private funds lawyers for the past several years by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

Tom regularly represents a broad range of alternative asset management firms in the formation and ongoing operation of their private equity and other private investment funds. His recent experience includes the representation of sponsors such as CIM Group, Clearlake Capital Group, Francisco Partners, Hellman & Friedman, KSL Capital Partners, Oaktree Capital Management, Platinum Equity, Prime Group and Technology Crossover Ventures. He also has significant experience in structuring the portfolio investments of private equity funds. 

Tom represented Oaktree Capital Group in connection with its initial public offering and follow-on offerings and in its sale of a 62% interest to Brookfield Asset Management. In addition, he has represented Clearlake Capital Group in its sale of a minority stake to Dyal Capital Partners and Petershill, and Platinum Equity in its sale of a minority stake to Dyal Capital Partners. 

Tom has been with Simpson Thacher since his graduation from Columbia Law School in 1996, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a member of the Journal of Transnational Law. He received his B.A. from Bucknell University in 1992 and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1996.

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