Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld announced Thursday that has onboarded former Schulte Roth & Zabel investment funds lawyer Brian Daly as partner in the firm’s New York office. Daly had been at Schulte for the past eight and a half years, and before that held positions at a variety of prominent private fund management firms. 

“Brian is a superb addition to our top-flight investment management group,” Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith said in a statement. “His arrival strengthens our capabilities in the domestic hedge fund market as well as our ties to the Asian markets, bringing together the clout of our funds, corporate/M&A and regulatory teams in Asia and Europe with those in the United States.”