Todd Betke is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where he is a member of the investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice group. He is also a member of the India practice group. Mr. Betke focuses his practice on the commercial, legal and regulatory issues associated with private equity, venture capital and hedge fund formation, and related acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio companies and assets. He has served as outside counsel to dozens of funds over the course of his 20-year career, and has extensive experience with the formation, regulation and operation of varying types of funds, including Small Business Investment Companies licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Mr. Betke also has a strong background in general corporate matters and has advised clients in connection with a wide range of transactions and corporate governance matters in the United States and, in cooperation with local counsel, foreign markets, including Colombia, India, China, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. He has also worked extensively with clients and local counsel in connection with the structuring and establishment of investment funds and other investment vehicles in Guernsey, Jersey, Cyprus, Mauritius, the Netherlands and the Cayman Islands.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Betke was of counsel in the corporate and securities practice group of a national law firm. Prior to that, he was a senior associate with an international law firm, where he served as general counsel to six privately managed, U.S. government-sponsored Enterprise Funds managing over $1 billion in public and private capital for investment in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.