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The Private Equity Law Report (PELR) analyzes critical legal issues in the private equity industry, including related to rulemaking, compliance, taxation, marketing and other operational challenges that private equity sponsors confront on an ongoing basis. Leveraging the proven editorial approach of the Hedge Fund Law Report over the last decade, the PELR provides subscribers with proprietary analysis on dynamic issues unfolding in the industry and plain-English guidance to assist legal counsel and compliance professionals. Ultimately, the PELR’s team of private fund attorneys work relentlessly to provide the information and tools subscribers need to revise practices, policies and procedures to mitigate risk.
Subscribers to the PELR receive a summary of new proprietary analysis via an email alert each Tuesday. Most importantly, subscribers have access to the PELR’s full database of analysis across 120 topics and 1,400 articles. The PELR database employs advanced searchability and filtering to enable subscribers to locate perspectives that are most relevant to them.
If you are general counsel, compliance officer, external counsel or service provider within the private equity industry, we invite to you to learn more about PELR through a trial, and or we would be happy to speak with you live about opportunities to collaborate as a contributor or source for future articles.
The PELR is a part of the Law Report Group, an Acuris company.
We are pleased to provide professionals working in a legal and compliance function in the private equity industry with an opportunity to evaluate the Private Equity Law Report (PELR) through a two-week trial. To set up trial access, please click on the “Take a trial” icon in the upper right-hand corner.
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Subscribers to the Private Equity Law Report are granted exclusive access to market leading insight and proprietary analysis of key developments in hedge fund law and regulation. A subscription includes:
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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: email@example.com.
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: 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 Senior Reporter, 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.
Shaw is an Associate Editor in the Law Report Group. He joined from Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he was an associate in the asset management group. He represented registered funds and private funds, assisting them with their regulatory filings, organizational and offering documents and compliance with applicable securities laws. Shaw has a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Washington, and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He graduated UW cum laude and CLS as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Shaw can be reached here: Shaw.Horton@acuris.com.
Kara brings nearly 15 years of private funds-related legal experience to her role as Senior Editor in the Law Report Group. Kara uses this experience and her detailed understanding of the alternative investment management industry to identify and analyze the key legal, regulatory and compliance issues facing private fund managers. In her prior roles, Kara served as general counsel and chief compliance officer for alternative investment managers. Kara began her legal career as an associate in Schulte Roth & Zabel’s hedge fund practice. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2004 and graduated from Miami University with a bachelor of arts in 2000.
Kara can be reached here: Kara.Bingham@acuris.com.