Ronald Cami ’93, partner and general counsel at the global private investment firm TPG Capital, was honored by the Directors Roundtable at their “World Recognition of Distinguished General Counsel” event held on February 7 at the Harvard Club, New York.
The Directors Roundtable is a civic group that organizes programming for directors and their advisers on key problems and issues of concern to the directors of some 7,500 public companies as well as leading private companies and not-for-profit organizations.
The occasion served to acknowledge Cami’s career accomplishments and leadership in the profession. Upon graduating from Rutgers Law, he clerked for the Hon. Kevin Thomas Duffy, Southern District of New York. He then joined Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP in New York, where he became a corporate partner in 2001. Cami focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged transactions, and general corporate and board advice, and was recognized as a top dealmaker by several publications. He left Cravath in 2010 for the Fort Worth-headquartered TPG Capital, and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office.
In a statement Dean John J. Farmer, Jr. said: “Rutgers School of Law–Newark is enormously proud that the Directors Roundtable has selected Ron Cami as a distinguished general counsel. As someone from a non-affluent background who worked his way through Harvard and then law school, Ron is a sterling example of the student who took advantage of the opportunity offered by Rutgers to be the first in his family to find a career in the law.
“We were very proud watching the outstanding student he became at Rutgers Law, then watched with great pleasure and little surprise as he became a partner at Cravath. In recruiting Ron to the West Coast, TPG Capital gained not only a general counsel of exceptional skill but also a man of warmth and integrity who is dedicated to his family and community. We applaud the Directors Roundtable for recognizing Ron Cami with this global honor.”