Mar 03, 2021
When it began a year ago, the pandemic completely altered the PE industry’s perception of the strength of businesses and industries. Special situations, distressed debt and communications software became hot sectors, while others (e.g., consumer, restaurants, etc.) languished. As PE investment professionals rushed to take advantage of unforeseen opportunities outside their funds’ investment mandates, GCs and CCOs were asked to pave the way for those new investments. Whether by modifying existing funds’ investment strategies or rapidly launching new funds, legal counsel and compliance officers were forced to react nimbly, navigate unforeseen issues and advise investment committees on how best to proceed. That experience provided valuable lessons for when GCs and CCOs confront the next major market disruption, while also revealing certain prophylactic measures that can be taken to allow adaptability in the future. Those lessons were discussed in a webinar on March 3, 2021, co‑hosted by the Private Equity Law Report (PELR) and LexisNexis. The program was moderated by Rorie A. Norton, Editor of the PELR, and will feature Skadden partner John M. Caccia and Morgan Lewis partner Christopher J. Dlutowski.
Oct 15, 2020
The Private Equity Law Report hosted a webinar exploring the rising adoption of preferred equity in the PE industry and several contexts where it is used. The webinar, entitled “The Growth of Preferred Equity As a Liquidity Solution in Three Contexts,” was moderated by Rorie A. Norton, Editor of the Private Equity Law Report, and featured Simpson Thacher partner Peter H. Gilman and Proskauer Rose partner Michael R. Suppappola. To listen to a recording of the webinar, click here.
Mar 13, 2020
To help keep PE sponsors and institutional investors apprised of the latest developments in GP‑led restructurings, the Private Equity Law Report hosted a webinar, entitled “The Evolution and Future of GP‑Led Restructurings.” In addition to charting the rapid growth and adoption of GP‑led restructurings in recent years, the program provided a comprehensive exploration and update of various developments with those transactions. Moderated by Rorie A. Norton, Editor of the Private Equity Law Report, the webinar featured Davis Polk partner Leor Landa and Kirkland & Ellis partner Ted Cardos.
Jun 12, 2019
This webinar discussed how although prospect of generating alpha while making a positive social impact has catalyzed many investors and private equity (PE) sponsors to pursue impact investing strategies, most are finding that this area is far more nuanced and challenging than anticipated. Moderated by Rorie A. Norton, Editor of the Private Equity Law Report, the webinar featured Ellen Kaye Fleishhacker, partner and co-head of the investment management practice at Arnold & Porter; Raúl Pomares, founder and managing director of Sonen Capital LLC; and Christine Looney, deputy director of the mission investments team at the Ford Foundation. The discussion provided a comprehensive discussion and update on a number of impact investing-related issues.
Nov 15, 2018
In addition to discussing key considerations and prevailing trends in the use of subscription credit facilities by private fund managers, this fireside chat touched on a range of topics related to subscription credit facilities, including the appeal of these facilities; ways they are used by managers; methods for addressing investor and SEC scrutiny of these facilities; trends in structuring and negotiating these facilities; their recent adoption by other private fund vehicles (e.g., hedge funds and direct lending funds); and an overview of other types of facilities commonly used by private funds (e.g., portfolio liquidity facilities and management company facilities). The webinar was moderated by Rorie Norton of the Hedge Fund Law Report and featured Thomas Draper, partner at Foley Hoag, and Michael Mascia, partner at Cadwalader.
Jun 28, 2018
Robin L. Barton, Senior Reporter at The Hedge Fund Law Report, hosted a one-on-one discussion with Richard J. Rabin, partner at Akin Gump and head of the New York office’s labor and employment group. In addition to discussing current trends and developments in employment law, the program tackled various pressing employment topics, such as sexual harassment in the workplace, including the #MeToo movement and associated legislation; pay equity and related lawsuits in the private funds industry; developments in arbitration and what they mean for fund managers; the Trump NLRB and its implications for the private funds industry; bans on requesting salary history information; and family-, sick- and safe-leave requirements. CLE credit is available in NY, NJ, CA and TX.
Nov 13, 2017
In this webinar, panelists discussed how advisers can avoid common deficiencies in their marketing materials and advertising practices under Rule 206(4)-1 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, commonly referred to as the “Advertising Rule.” This presentation offered a detailed review of the advertising deficiencies identified in the September 2017 Risk Alert issued by the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, discussed how advisers can avoid these sorts of deficiencies in their own marketing materials and built on the topics discussed in our three-part advertising compliance series: “Ten Best Practices for a Fund Manager to Streamline Its Compliance Review” (Sep. 14, 2017); “Five High-Risk Areas for a Fund Manager to Focus on When Reviewing Marketing Materials” (Sep. 21, 2017); and “Six Methods for a Fund Manager to Test Its Advertising Review Procedures” (Sep. 28, 2017). The webinar was moderated by Kara Bingham, Senior Editor of the Hedge Fund Law Report, and featured Christine M. Lombardo, partner at Morgan Lewis; Richard F. Kerr, partner at K&L Gates; and Todd Kaplan, founder and principal of Cloudbreak Compliance Group.
Mar. 30, 2021
First 100 Days As GC/CCO: Preparing for the Role and Setting the Tone (Part One of Three)
Mar. 23, 2021
Impact of the New Marketing Rule: What Constitutes an “Advertisement” and How to Adhere to Principles‑Based Standards (Part One of Two)
Mar. 23, 2021
Appeal and Pitfalls of SPACs: Conflicts of Interest and Obstacles to PE Involvement (Part Two of Two)
Mar. 16, 2021
Appeal and Pitfalls of SPACs: Vehicle Mechanics and Related Trends (Part One of Two)
Apr. 6, 2021
First 100 Days As GC/CCO: Developing Knowledge and Forging Key Relationships (Part Two of Three)