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Edward Dartley

Partner
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Ed Dartley is a partner in the firm’s New York office where he is a member of the Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments practice group. Mr. Dartley concentrates his practice on all facets of the asset management industry, with particular focuses on the alternative investment asset classes, private equity, and venture capital funds, and managed accounts, as well as regulatory, compliance and operational matters, compliance audits, and internal governance. He advises numerous emerging and middle market private equity clients and other alternative asset managers on a wide range of issues facing the industry today.

Mr. Dartley also focuses his practice on advising energy-focused alternative asset managers and companies on a wide variety of matters, and has worked with industry players in both the traditional and alternative energy industries. In addition, he has extensive experience advising clients in the fintech and marketplace lending (peer to-peer) industries.


With over a decade of experience as in-house counsel and chief compliance officer with an asset management group of registered investment advisers and private equity fund managers, Mr. Dartley has deep in-house experience and a unique perspective on how asset management works from the inside. Mr. Dartley continues to utilize this experience by serving as general counsel to a number of clients of the firm.

Mr. Dartley also is a founding member of the Bloomberg Alternative Marketing Council, an advisory board founded by Bloomberg to define best practices in marketing for the alternatives industry.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dartley was a partner in the New York office of a national law firm. Prior to that, he was counsel and chief compliance officer with a registered investment advisor with several billion dollars under management.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Private Lending and Family Offices,” Nextlend Capital Management, LLC, May 23, 2017
  • “Private Equity / Venture Capital,” Opal Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit, Dana Point CA, December 2016
  • “Election 2016--Critical Issues for the IM Industry” - K&L Gates Investment Management Roundtable Series, October 2016
  • “The Future of Fintech: The Emergence of Fintech Aggregators” - Lendit Europe, October 2016
  • “Marketplace Lending Investment Structures, and Securitization and Secondary Markets: Marketplace Lending Investment Structures,” Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2016, September 2016
  • “New Manager Forum,” April 2016
  • “AIMA Briefing and Regulatory Update - New York,” March 2016
  • “The SEC Guidance on Determination and Verification of Accredited Investor Status: What You Need to Know in 2015,” The Knowledge Group, June 2015
  • “Private Fund Compliance Forum 2015,” Private Equity International, May 2015
  • “Compliance with Rule 105 Regulation M,” ACA Compliance Group, March 2015
  • “ALTFI Europe Summit 2015,” February 2015
  • Serve as outside general counsel to a $1 billion renewable energy private equity fund, advising on a wide variety of management company, fund, and transactional matters.
  • Serve as outside general counsel to a private equity fund that seeds new private equity, real estate and other alternative asset managers, advising on all aspects of fund formation and structuring, seeding transactions, compliance, and other matters.
  • Serve as outside general counsel to a private equity fund administrator, advising on fund administration, contractual, corporate transactional, and compliance matters.
  • Serve as outside general counsel to a marketplace lending (peer-to-peer) investment manager.
  • Serve as outside general counsel to a merchant cash advance investment fund.
  • Serve as U.S. counsel to a European private equity/real estate fund administrator.