Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Jonathan DePriest is executive vice president and general counsel at Salient.
Prior to joining Salient in 2015, Jonathan was a shareholder at the law firm Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, a regional law firm headquartered in Houston, where, for 21 years, he practiced corporate, securities and finance law with a specialty in assisting asset managers in all aspects of their businesses. Jonathan acted as counsel to asset managers in sale of control and non-control positions in their businesses, strategic acquisitions, as well as the structure and launch of private funds, other investment funds and ongoing regulatory and compliance matters. In addition, he advised boards of directors and joint venture partners on fiduciary issues, related duties and strategy. Jonathan served on Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s executive committee, after having been elected to two terms by his fellow shareholders.
Jonathan graduated from Trinity University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics (magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa). Jonathan received his J.D. in 1994 from the University of Texas School of Law.