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Mayer Brown announced today that fund finance lawyer Cassandra Best joined the Banking & Finance practice as a partner in New York. Ms. Best joins from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

“Adding lawyers of Cassandra’s stature underscores our commitment to the continued expansion of our fund finance capabilities to serve our clients evolving needs,” said Ann Richardson Knox, the Global Head of Mayer Brown’s Fund Finance team. “Our strategic investment in this practice continues to gain momentum as client demand for fund financings increases.”

Ms. Best focuses her practice in fund finance. Her clients include banks and financial institutions as lenders, who she counsels in the structuring, negotiating and documenting subscription credit facilities for private equity funds. Ms. Best also served as in-house counsel for a global financial institution focusing on mergers and acquisitions and internal reorganizations and restructurings.

“Mayer Brown’s reputation as a leader and an innovator in the subscription credit facility and broader fund finance market quickly convinced me that it was a strong fit for me and my clients,” said Ms. Best. “I look forward to working alongside the team and leveraging the firm’s premier global platform to serve our broad client base on the financial landscape.”

“Cassandra is another major step forward for Mayer Brown in bolstering our capacity to meet the high demand in corporate deal making that we are experiencing in New York,” said Matthew Ingber, the managing partner of Mayer Brown’s New York office. “We are delighted to have someone with Cassandra’s skill set join us in our growing office.”