Davis Polk has built a reputation for advising many of the largest fund managers – as well as their principals, portfolio managers, traders and other key executives – in litigation, arbitration, regulatory inquiries and internal investigations. Our team works closely with lawyers from our distinguished fund formation and transactions practice to deliver the most efficient multidisciplinary services to our clients.
With a global network of litigators, renowned for their leadership in commercial disputes, securities litigation, regulatory enforcement and white collar criminal defense, we provide strategic advice to clients in key markets across North America, South America, Europe and Asia. When issues arise, we help funds evaluate the available options, assess risks and work to resolve disputes as quickly as possible while considering all of the economic and reputational factors.
Areas of Focus:
- Breach of contract
- Breaches of fiduciary duty
- Valuation disputes
- Trade allocation practices
- Fee and expense allocations
- Securities and fraud claims
- Treatment of confidential information and insider trading
- FCPA violations
Our practice involves representing investment funds in regulatory proceedings conducted by the SEC, DOJ, FINRA, CFTC, NYDFS, U.K. FSA, HKMA, and State regulators, including the State AGs. We have a long history of working directly with the various agencies and understand their structure, strategies and priorities.
Through collaboration and team work, our litigators and regulatory lawyers are able to provide clients with effective and efficient representation across a wide range of matters.
By the Numbers
In the past 5 years, we have advised:
- 22 Hedge Funds
- 20 Private Equity Funds
- 4 Public Funds