Andrew Ahern is a corporate partner based in New York and a member of the firm’s Investment Management Group. His practice focuses on advising sponsors of private investment funds, including buyout, energy and infrastructure, and credit opportunities, venture capital and funds of funds. He is also a member of the Alternative Asset and Secondary Investment Group, where he regularly advises leading fund sponsors and investors in connection with complex secondary transactions, including fund restructurings and recapitalizations, GP-led tender offers and stapled secondary offerings. Mr. Ahern's recent experience includes acting for clients such as EIG, HarbourVest Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Oak HC/FT, Providence Equity Partners, Sequoia Capital, Silver Lake Waterman and VWH Capital Management.

Mr. Ahern is recommended by Chambers Global (2020), The Legal 500 US (2019) and Chambers USA (2019), where clients comment that he is “extremely intelligent” and “very experienced in fund formation matters and in fund restructurings.” He was recognized as an MVP by Law360 (2019) for fund formation and was also named a Rising Star by IFLR1000 (2020). Mr. Ahern is editor of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report and co-authored the article, “Private Equity’s Long Tail Considerations for Private Equity Managers and Investors Facing Fund Life Extensions,” Credit Suisse Group AG (January, 2015).

Mr. Ahern joined the firm in 2005. He graduated in 2002 with a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Bucknell University and received a J.D. in 2005 from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Kent Scholar and member of the Columbia Law Review. He was admitted to practice in New York in 2005.


  • Columbia Law School, 2005, J.D.
  • Bucknell University, 2002, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York