Audra White

Audra White

Platt Cheema Richmond, PLLC, Partner

Dallas, Texas

Ms. White’s practice focuses on the formation and representation of private investment funds and their sponsors, including hedge funds, venture capital, private equity and real estate funds, as well as the structuring and formation of special purpose investment vehicles, joint ventures and other bespoke investment structures. Ms. White’s passion is helping both emerging and established fund managers efficiently navigate today’s commercial and regulatory environment in order to successfully launch and grow their businesses. In addition to her past experience at major international law firms, Ms. White worked as Operations Director at an emerging New York-based hedge fund, where she learned firsthand that running a successful fund requires so much more than being an excellent investor; it requires operating a multi-faceted business in which the manager must confront on a daily basis legal, fundraising, compliance, regulatory and logistical hurdles - often with limited budgets and personnel. It is the aim of her practice to demystify the fund launch process so that her clients can focus their energy on what they do best. Ms. White is admitted to practice in Texas and New York. Prior to joining PCR, Ms. White practiced at international firms including Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Cryptocurrency hedge fund in the formation and launch of its flagship fund and ongoing regulatory matters Cryptocurrency hedge fund in sale of a minority interest in its General Partner to a consortium of investors led by a large U.S.-based bank Connecticut-based multi-billion asset manager with multiple matters in respect of managing private equity interests held by major state pension fund client Dallas-based hedge fund manager in the negotiation and launch of managed account with large New York-based fund of funds New York-based NFT investor in the formation and launch of its inaugural investment fund California-based venture capital manager in the formation and launch of a $25 million early-stage fund Korea-based venture capital manager in the formation and launch of a $20 million early-stage fund Pennsylvania-based relative value hedge fund in the formation and launch of its flagship fund Singapore-based multi-strategy asset manager in its offering of private fund interests to U.S. investors Singapore-based venture capital manager in its offering of private fund interests to U.S. investors An upstream-focused private equity sponsor in the formation of its inaugural $300mm fund and affiliated management vehicles A multi-million dollar venture capital fund sponsor in the formation of its third flagship fund and affiliated management vehicles An industrials and manufacturing-focused private equity sponsor in the formation of its inaugural fund and affiliated management vehicles A first-time hedge fund manager in the formation of its flagship multi-million dollar long/short equity fund and affiliated management vehicles A multi-billion dollar private equity fund in its agreement with Warburg Pincus to provide a $1 billion equity commitment to experienced upstream management team A multi-billion dollar private equity fund in its equity commitment to upstream management team in the acquisition of Eagle Ford acreage from large U.S. independent operator A private equity sponsor with more than one billion under management and focused on long-life assets in multiple equity commitments of $300 million each to experienced management teams A private equity fund in the organization and structuring of an operating company for its various portfolio investments The majority shareholder of a manufacturer of cinema seating in the sale of a majority equity ownership to a private investment firm A platform portfolio company of a multi-billion dollar private equity sponsor in the $30mm acquisition of a residential flooring manufacturing company Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2010 American University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 2007 Houston Bar Association, Member Art League Houston, Board of Directors (President) 100 Women In Finance, Member Texas Wall Street Women, Member Platt Cheema Richmond PLLC 1201 N. Riverfront Blvd., Suite 150 Dallas, Texas 75207 214.559.2700 2204 Summer St., Suite 100 Houston, Texas 77007 346.353.2400

Experience

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Platt Cheema Richmond, PLLC
Partner
∼ Present
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Logo
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Associate
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Associate
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP Logo
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
Associate
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Connections

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Fordham University
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Christopher R. Deubert
Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP, Senior Counsel
Fordham University
Robert Terenzi
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Robert Terenzi
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Associate
Fordham University
Josh Marcus Moak
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Josh Marcus Moak
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Associate
Fordham University