DLA Piper partner becomes investment firm Cresset’s first general counsel
Cresset Capital Management has hired Bill Rudnick to be its general counsel. Rudnick most recently served as a partner with DLA Piper; Rudnick and the firm have been working with Chicago-based Cresset since its inception in 2017. Rudnick will remain in a senior counsel role with his law firkm.
Rudnick has decades of experience in counseling startups on such matters as growth strategy, corporate and family governance, structuring, strategic planning, succession planning and technology. As Cresset continues its rapid expansion, Rudnick will take on a dedicated role with the firm’s executive team to support strategic growth initiatives.
“When Cresset was founded, we had a simple yet powerful vision: to reinvent the way people experience wealth by expanding access to a proven ecosystem of ideas, solutions and talent. Bill has played a critical role in helping Cresset achieve that vision since our beginning, and we are thrilled to have him formally join our independent, employee- and client-owned firm,” said Cresset co-founder Eric Becker.
“It is a privilege to be partnering with Cresset’s entrepreneurial team to build a truly differentiated wealth management, multi-family office and private investing platform,” Rudnick said. “I am also pleased to maintain my relationship with DLA Piper, which has been an important piece of my life and family legacy.”
“Bill has been a critical part of the fabric and heritage of our Chicago office for many years, so it is with a mixture of sadness and pride that we wish him all the best in this new endeavor,” said Rick Chesley, co-managing partner of DLA Piper’s Chicago office. “We look forward to not only working with him in his new role as senior counsel at the firm, but with our friends at Cresset.”