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 Private Fund Transactions 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, JF Lehman & Company, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Oak HC/FT, Providence Equity Partners, PSG, Sequoia Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, StepStone Group and VWH Capital Management.

Mr. Ahern is recommended by Chambers Global (2024) and Chambers USA (2023), where clients have noted his focus on client service and his “attention to detail, nuance and ability to anticipate business issues.” They comment that he provides “very sound advice” and he is “very commercial.” He is said to be “a tremendous attorney,” who is “very practical … and is able to get to a business-oriented solution and cut to the chase.” He has also been described as “extremely intelligent” and “very experienced in fund formation matters and in fund restructurings.” Mr. Ahern is recommended by The Legal 500 US (2023), where a client describes him as a “first-rate lawyer with excellent insights into the private funds and venture capital spaces” and says that he is one of their “go-to people for anything venture capital fund related.” He is also recommended by IFLR1000 (2022) and was recognized as an MVP by Law360 (2019) for fund formation.

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 is admitted to practice in New York and California.


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

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California