Jennifer M. Dunn focuses her practice on advising hedge funds, private equity funds (including mezzanine and distressed funds), hybrid funds, funds of funds and investment advisers in connection with their structuring, formation and ongoing operational needs, general securities laws matters, and regulatory and compliance issues. Her experience includes structuring and negotiating seed and strategic investments, advising investment managers regarding the structure and sale of their investment management businesses and the structure of their compensation arrangements, and representing investment managers in connection with managed accounts and single investor funds.
Jennifer was named among the world’s “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” by The Hedge Fund Journal. A member of the board of directors of 100 Women in Finance, Jennifer is recognized by The Legal 500 US, Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Lawyers (Investment Funds), Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law (Investment Funds) and has been named an IFLR1000 “Rising Star” (Investment Funds). She co-authored Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation (ALM Law Journal Press) and presented at conferences on topics, including ESG investing, attracting and retaining capital, operational due diligence, compliance issues, co-investments, fund structures and terms, management company issues and considerations for emerging managers.
Jennifer earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.