Janet R. Murtha


  • Corporate and Securities
  • Investment Management

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Ms. Murtha’s practice focuses on investment and fund management.  Ms. Murtha advises financial institutions, investment advisers and commodity trading advisors on securities, commodities and derivatives regulatory matters, including SEC and CFTC registration, and securities law compliance in fundraising.  In her practice she also advises her clients on corporate and commercial matters related to their investment management activities, including seeding arrangements, solicitation arrangements and marketing materials used to raise capital. She regularly structures and documents a variety of sophisticated and complex investment funds and is experienced in establishing registered investment companies, bespoke structured products and broker-dealer regulation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Murtha was a partner in the Financial Services and Structured Products Groups of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and in the corporate group of Warshaw Burstein Cohen Schlesinger & Kuh, LLP.  Ms. Murtha started her career as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Seward & Kissel LLP.

Structured a multi-manager incubator hedge fund platform for segregated start-up funds;

Advised a non-U.S. bank on the application of Dodd-Frank to its cross-border derivatives business;

Advised commodity pool operators on CFTC registration;

Structured a start-up hedge fund and advised fund adviser in its investment adviser registrations;

Structured hundreds of sophisticated investment funds including hedge funds, private equity funds, commodity pools, venture capital funds, funds-of-funds and investment funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940;

Developed multiple compliance programs for investment advisers and commodity pool operators.