TPG turns to Cravath for hire of general counsel

Cravath Swaine & Moore corporate partner Ronald Cami has joined private equity house TPG Capital as general counsel.

Cami, who has been with the US firm since 1994 and has been a partner since 2001, is the second Cravath partner to leave for an in-house role this year after Julie Sweet became general counsel at Accenture in March.

Cami held several management positions in the firm’s New York office, including corporate hiring partner from 2003-06. He also spent 16 months in Cravath’s London office.

His clients at Cravath include Alcon, Bristol-Myers Squibb, DuPont, Nestle and the Washington Post.

Cravath deputy presiding partner and corporate head Allen Parker said: “Ron was a greatly admired and valued colleague here at Cravath, and we wish him all the best as he embarks on this new phase of his career.”