Mr. Casbarro is a Vice President in the Ares Compliance Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Casbarro was an Associate in the Investment Funds Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he focused his practice on guiding private equity funds, domestic and offshore hedge funds and other investment vehicles through regulatory matters arising from the formation, structuring and marketing of private funds. Previously, Mr. Casbarro was an Associate in the Asset Management Group of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he focused on counseling investment advisers on legal, regulatory and compliance matters arising under the U.S. federal securities laws. Mr. Casbarro holds a B.A. from Binghamton University in Philosophy, Politics and Law and a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. He is a member of the New York State and the District of Columbia Bars.