Mr. Haghighi is based in OpenGate Capital’s Los Angeles office and oversees legal matters for the firm and its portfolio of companies. He supports global M&A efforts during the negotiations and diligence processes and he oversees legal matters for the firm’s portfolio. Additionally, Mr. Haghighi leads all corporate compliance and legal affairs for OpenGate Capital’s global investment activities and serves as Chief Compliance Officer for the firm and its institutional funds. Mr. Haghighi joined OpenGate in 2018.
Prior to joining OpenGate, Haghighi was Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Platinum Equity. During his four-year tenure at Platinum, Haghighi was instrumental in managing that firm’s compliance and regulatory programs, fund formation and co-investment offerings, and numerous other legal and regulatory matters relating to the firm and its portfolio companies. Prior to Platinum, Haghighi worked at Oaktree Capital Management as a Vice President – Legal where he was responsible for various compliance and regulatory matters and fund formation matters across multiple investment strategies, as well as a wide range of general, in-house counsel matters. He began his legal career in the New York offices of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher.
Mr. Haghighi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Northridge and a Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, and Order of the Coif from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.