Chadbourne Welcomes Leading Investment Management Partner



chadbourne-lawfuelChadbourne & Parke announced today that leading investment management lawyer Beth Kramer has joined the firm as a partner in the private funds practice. Kramer joins the firm from K&L Gates, where she focused her practice on investment management, private funds and SEC regulatory and compliance issues.

“Further developing our recognized private funds practice, particularly in the areas of fund formation and regulatory work, is a strategic priority for Chadbourne,” said Talbert Navia, head of Chadbourne’s private funds practice, which was recognized in 2013 edition of The Legal 500 United States for its work in private fund formation matters. “Beth’s established presence in the investment management and hedge fund industry will continue to expand our breadth of service.”

“Beth plays a critical role in continuing to grow our practice and we are delighted to welcome her to the firm,” said private funds partner Scott Naidech.

Kramer has more than 20 years of experience advising investment advisers on the formation and ongoing management of private funds and on all regulatory and compliance aspects of their businesses. She counsels investment companies, hedge funds and separately managed accounts on structuring, organization, distribution, and SEC regulatory and compliance issues, including responses to SEC examinations.

Her practice includes the creation of new advisory businesses, including registration and formation with appropriate regulatory authorities, creation of disclosure documents for private funds, drafting of investment management products, evaluating fund documents for institutional investors seeking alternative investments, development of compliance policies and procedures, performing compliance reviews, representations of advisers in connection with SEC examinations, counseling clients on compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act and adviser acquisitions. She advises clients with respect to compliance with, and exemptions from, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

Kramer speaks and writes frequently on topics related to investment management, and is an active participant in several leading industry groups, such as 100 Women in Hedge Funds.

She received her B.A. summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and she received her J.D. cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law.

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