Dorothy D. Mehta is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services Group and a leader in its Investment Management Practice. Her client base includes U.S. and non-U.S. investment advisers to hedge funds, private equity funds and managed accounts, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and family offices. Dorothy has extensive experience in the structuring, formation and operation (domestically and on a cross-border basis) of a variety of alternative investments products, including U.S. and non-U.S. hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds, funds-of-funds, and commodity pools (both privately- and publicly-offered), and the establishment of separately managed account arrangements.
Dorothy regularly advises clients on registration and related compliance requirements of the SEC and CFTC (including with the rules and by-laws of the NFA), assisting with structuring considerations, compliance program reviews, audits and no action letter requests. Dorothy also routinely counsels clients on matters pertaining to the Dodd-Frank Act, the Commodity Exchange Act and federal securities laws generally. With recent Dodd-Frank amendments to the commodities laws, she has been significantly involved with hedge funds, private equity funds, registered investment companies and structured finance vehicles in their transition to CFTC regulation.
Dorothy currently serves on the Managed Fund Association’s Steering Committee and on the New York City Bar Association’s Private Investment Funds Committee, which shapes law and public policy. She also is an active member of several professional groups on private investment funds and CPO/CTA matters and is a frequent speaker at business and legal conferences.
Dorothy was listed as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in Fund Formation: Alternative/Hedge Funds by Legal 500 U.S.A., a “Highly Regarded Lawyer” in Hedge Funds in IFLR 1000, and as a "Rising Star" in Securities and Corporate Finance in New York - Metro by Super Lawyers. She also is recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as one of the nation's leading lawyers in the area of Private Funds/Hedge Funds.
Dorothy received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and an A.B. from Cornell University.