Ms. Valicenti is a Vice President in the Ares Private Equity Group, where she focuses on special opportunities investing. Prior to joining Ares in 2023, Ms. Valicenti was an Associate in the Corporate Group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she represented corporate clients and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets financings. Ms. Valicenti holds a B.A. from Brown University in Political Science and History and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Ms. Valicenti is a member of the State Bar of New York.