Corvex Hires Lawyer

Jan 21 2014 | 9:48am ET

Corvex Management is bringing its top lawyer in-house.

The New York-based hedge fund has hired Patrick Dooley to serve as its first general counsel, The Wall Street Journal reports. Dooley has served as Corvex's primary lawyer since its launch in 2010 and is a close adviser to firm founder Keith Meister, a former Carl Icahn lieutenant.

Dooley, who was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, started at Corvex today. In his two decades at the law firm, he focused on hedge and private-equity funds, advising a number of activist firms. Among his clients were Glenview Capital Management, Marcato Capital Management and Paulson & Co.

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