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The Private Equity Law Report (PELR) analyzes critical legal issues in the PE industry, including related to rulemaking, compliance, taxation, fund structures, marketing and other operational challenges PE sponsors confront on an ongoing basis.
Leveraging the proven editorial approach of the Hedge Fund Law Report (HFLR) over the last decade, the PELR provides subscribers with proprietary analysis on dynamic issues in the industry through plain-English guidance to assist legal counsel and compliance professionals. Ultimately, the PELR’s team of attorneys works tirelessly to provide the information and tools subscribers need to revise their practices, policies and procedures to mitigate risk, as well as to stay abreast of trends and developments in the PE industry.
Subscribers to the PELR receive a summary of new proprietary analysis via an email alert each Tuesday. In addition, subscribers have access to the PELR’s full database of analysis across 120 topics and 1,800 articles, as well as its archive of recent webinars on industry topics. The PELR database employs advanced searchability and filtering to enable subscribers to locate matters that are most relevant to them.
The PELR is part of the Law Report Group, an ION company.
If you are a GC, CCO, compliance officer, outside legal counsel, consultant or service provider in the PE industry, we are pleased to provide you with an opportunity to evaluate the PELR through a two-week trial. To set up trial access, please contact Rory Sullivan, Managing Director of the Law Report Group, at email@example.com or +1 (212) 686‑5337 for more information.
Annual subscriptions are available on an individual and enterprise level. Current HFLR subscribers interested in adding the PELR to their subscription are eligible for a discounted rate. Please contact Rory Sullivan, Managing Director of the Law Report Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (212) 686‑5337 for more information.
Subscribers to the PELR are granted exclusive access to market-leading insight and proprietary analysis of key developments in PE laws, regulations and industry developments around the world. A subscription includes:
- Each week’s issue of the PELR delivered to your inbox;
- Password access to all content in each week’s issue;
- Fully searchable research archive containing all prior articles and webinars; and
- Downloadable, printer-friendly version of all current and previous PELR articles
If you are a legal or compliance profession in the PE industry, including a partner in a law firm, we would be happy to speak with you about opportunities to collaborate as a contributor or source for future articles in the PELR. Please contact Rorie Norton, Editor of the PELR, at email@example.com or +1 (212) 390‑7815 for more information.
Rorie A. Norton
Rorie is an Editor for the Private Equity Law Report who uses his legal background and experience in the private funds industry to help private fund managers mitigate their operational risks and navigate an evolving compliance landscape. He began his legal career as an associate at Ropes & Gray representing private equity funds, both on the debt financing and equity sides, in portfolio company acquisitions. Prior to joining the PELR, Rorie was an associate attorney at Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen where he advised private fund managers on structuring, launching, offering and administering fund vehicles.
Rorie received his bachelor’s degree with a double major in political science and international studies from the University of Richmond, and his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law. He graduated magna cum laudefrom each institution.
Rorie can be reached here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
William V. de Cordova
William V. de Cordova ​​​​​is the Editor‑in‑Chief of the Private Equity Law Report. Bill oversees all editorial content, ensuring that the PELR continues to present incisive analysis of fund regulation, compliance, best practices, enforcement, taxation, derivatives, marketing and more. Bill manages a team with strong backgrounds in private funds law, compliance and operations, and he collaborates with leading lawyers, compliance professionals, regulators and other thought leaders.
Bill joined the PELR from Investcorp, where he served as general counsel of Investcorp’s New York-based hedge funds line of business. During his seven-year tenure, he oversaw all in‑house legal matters relating to Investcorp’s funds of hedge funds, single manager platform and special opportunities portfolios.
Prior to joining Investcorp, Bill practiced law as a senior associate in the investment management practices of Arnold & Porter LLP and Dorsey & Whitney LLP, representing hedge funds, private equity funds, registered investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and broker-dealers.
Bill received his bachelor’s degree in history cum laude from Princeton University and his JD from the Georgetown University School of Law.
Bill can be reached here: email@example.com.
As a Senior Reporter for the Private Equity Law Report, Helen covers trends in fund formation and regulatory compliance. She began her legal career as an associate at Allen & Overy, gaining experience in M&A, capital markets and real estate finance before moving to Hong Kong and resuming her pre-law career as a writer and editor. After returning to New York, she worked for the City University of New York and wrote for other Acuris publications before joining PELR full time.
Helen received her BA from Yale University, double majoring in English and History, and her JD from Harvard Law School.
Helen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vincent D. Pitaro
Vincent has been a Legal Analyst for the Law Report Group since early 2009. He covers legal and regulatory developments, compliance issues, enforcement proceedings and private litigation.
Vincent attended Georgetown University, where he majored in economics, and Harvard Law School. After law school, he gained experience in venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, secured lending and trade regulation at the firm of Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt, Maynard & Kristol, which later merged with Ropes & Gray. He also has significant independent private practice experience, concentrating in the areas of real estate; general business counseling; estate planning; and trust and estate administration.
Vincent can be reached here: email@example.com.
As Copy Editor of the Law Report Group, Kate copy edits and proofreads all the content in the Private Equity Law Report, the Hedge Fund Law Report, the Cybersecurity Law Report and the Anti-Corruption Report.
Kate has a background in journalism, and was formerly the Senior Copy Editor and Director of an English-language news site in Cairo, Egypt, from 2013-2016. Prior to that, she reported on the United Nations headquarters in New York City for a major Japanese daily newspaper.
She is fluent in French, Arabic and Japanese.
Rory leads the Law Report Group products as Managing Director. Through consistent engagement with industry leaders and his talented team, the Anti-Corruption Report, Cybersecurity Law Report, Hedge Fund Law Report and Private Equity Law Report are regarded as some of the most authoritative information resources in their respective fields. Rory's responsibilities also include commercial oversight in the Americas of sister products Acuris Risk Intelligence and Wealthmonitor.
Rory has over a decade of experience with Acuris holding senior sales positions, leading new product launches and the acquisition of the Law Report Group in 2014. Prior to joining Acuris, Rory was a VP at Acupay/Bondholder Communications Group and the commercial head of a technology firm. He holds a B.A. in English from Fordham University.
Rory can be reached here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Deputy Head of Sales, Max is responsible for business development and commercial efforts for Acuris Compliance products including the Private Equity Law Report, Hedge Fund Law Report, Anti-Corruption Report and Cybersecurity Law report.
Max has extensive experience speaking with subscribers and sources to understand the unique challenges facing corporate legal and compliance officers as well as their advisors. Leveraging these conversations, he works with the editorial team to deliver the most substantive database of proprietary analysis to Acuris subscribers.
His background is in business to business solution selling.
He has a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Marketing and Management from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
Max can be reached here: email@example.com.
As the Law Report Group’s Business Development Associate, James wears many hats: managing relationships with ACR, CSLR and HFLR subscribers; heading the Group’s webinar initiatives; and working with each of our product teams to ensure the ACR, CSLR and HFLR are running as well-oiled machines.
James joined Acuris in the summer of 2017 after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA degree. He majored in both marketing and entrepreneurship and minored in psychology.
James has experience working in the Investor Relations and Marketing Department of a large New York-based hedge fund manager and has developed cross-departmental skills working in the front office of a consumer products and manufacturing company as well.
James can be reached here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robin L. Barton
As Associate Editor, Robin covers private funds law, as well as related governance, compliance and risk issues. She writes articles of various types based on research and extensive interviews of industry experts, such as law and accounting firm partners; private fund manager leaders, including GCs, CCOs, COOs, CFOs and others; prime broker and administrator executives; and institutional investor decision-makers.
Robin has more than 15 years of editorial and reporting experience, writing about compliance issues in a variety of industries and legal contexts. She also worked for eight years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Robin has a law degree from New York University School of Law, where she served as a teaching assistant for a legal research and writing course, and graduated from Purdue University with a BA in political science and a minor in English.
Robin can be reached here: email@example.com.