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The Hedge Fund Law Report (HFLR) is the definitive source of actionable intelligence on hedge fund law and regulation. Each week, the HFLR brings subscribers incisive analysis of key developments on topics including compliance, derivatives, enforcement, case law, marketing, regulation, rulemaking, taxation and more. For more than a decade, the HFLR has been helping to enhance the scope, relevance and quality of information available to GCs, CCOs, COOs, law firm attorneys and service providers that directly affect the profit and loss of investment managers.
By maintaining a regular dialogue with key industry decision makers, policy makers and practitioners, the HFLR’s team of attorneys produces proprietary analysis that is not available anywhere else. Ultimately, the HFLR’s analytical articles provide insights subscribers need to revise their practices, policies and procedures to mitigate legal, operational and regulatory risk.
In addition to articles produced through the HFLR team’s grass-roots research, the team also employs a collaborative editorial process that enables leading lawyers, compliance professionals, regulators and thought leaders in relevant fields to publish contributed articles within the HFLR.
Subscribers to the HFLR receive a summary of new proprietary analysis via email alert each Thursday morning. In addition, subscribers have access to the HFLR’s full database of analysis across 200 topics and 4,000+ analytical articles, as well as its archive of webinars on industry topics. The HFLR database employs advanced searchability and filtering to enable subscribers to locate matters that are most relevant to them.
The HFLR is part of the Law Report Group, an ION Company.
Trials and Subscriptions
If you are a GC, CCO, COO, compliance officer, outside legal counsel or service provider in the private funds space, we are pleased to provide you with an opportunity to evaluate the HFLR through a two-week trial. To set up trial access or discuss subscription options, please contact Rory Sullivan at email@example.com or +1 (212) 686‑5337.
If you are a legal or compliance professional in the private funds industry, we would be happy to speak with you about opportunities to collaborate as a contributor or source for future articles in the PELR. Please contact William V. de Cordova, Editor-in-Chief of the HFLR, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (201) 388‑1283.
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Robin L. Barton
As Associate Editor, Robin covers hedge fund law, as well as related governance, compliance and risk issues. She writes articles of various types based on research and extensive interviews of industry experts, such as law and accounting firm partners; hedge fund manager leaders, including GCs, CCOs, COOs, CFOs and others; prime broker and administrator executives; and institutional investor decision-makers.
Robin has more than 15 years of editorial and reporting experience, writing about compliance issues in a variety of industries and legal contexts. She also worked for eight years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Robin has a law degree from New York University School of Law, where she served as a teaching assistant for a legal research and writing course, and graduated from Purdue University with a BA in political science and a minor in English.
Robin can be reached at email@example.com.
William V. de Cordova
William V. de Cordova is the Editor‑in‑Chief of the Hedge Fund Law Report. Bill oversees all editorial content, ensuring that the HFLR continues to present incisive analysis of fund regulation, compliance, best practices, enforcement, taxation, derivatives, marketing and more. Bill manages a team with strong backgrounds in private funds law, compliance and operations, and he collaborates with leading lawyers, compliance professionals, regulators and other thought leaders.
Bill joined the HFLR from Investcorp, where he served as general counsel of Investcorp’s New York-based hedge funds line of business. During his seven-year tenure, he oversaw all in‑house legal matters relating to Investcorp’s funds of hedge funds, single manager platform and special opportunities portfolios.
Prior to joining Investcorp, Bill practiced law as a senior associate in the investment management practices of Arnold & Porter LLP and Dorsey & Whitney LLP, representing hedge funds, private equity funds, registered investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and broker-dealers.
Bill received his bachelor’s degree in history cum laude from Princeton University and his JD from the Georgetown University School of Law.
Bill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Deputy Head of Sales, Max is responsible for business development and commercial efforts for Acuris Compliance products including the Hedge Fund Law Report, Anti-Corruption Report and Cybersecurity Law Report.
Max has extensive experience speaking with subscribers and sources to understand the unique challenges facing corporate legal and compliance officers as well as their advisors. Leveraging these conversations, he works with the editorial team to deliver the most substantive database of proprietary analysis to Acuris subscribers.
His background is in business to business solution selling.
He has a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Marketing and Management from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
Max can be reached at email@example.com.
As the Law Report Group’s Business Development Associate, James wears many hats: managing relationships with ACR, CSLR and HFLR subscribers; heading the Group’s webinar initiatives; and working with each of our product teams to ensure the ACR, CSLR and HFLR are running as well-oiled machines.
James joined Acuris in the summer of 2017 after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA degree. He majored in both marketing and entrepreneurship and minored in psychology.
James has experience working in the Investor Relations and Marketing Department of a large New York-based hedge fund manager and has developed cross-departmental skills working in the front office of a consumer products and manufacturing company as well.
James can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rorie A. Norton
Rorie is an Editor for the Hedge Fund Law Report who uses his legal background and experience in the private funds industry to help private fund managers mitigate their operational risks and navigate an evolving compliance landscape. He began his legal career as an associate at Ropes & Gray representing private equity funds, both on the debt financing and equity sides, in portfolio company acquisitions. Prior to joining the HFLR, Rorie was an associate attorney at Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen where he advised hedge fund managers on structuring, launching, offering and administering fund vehicles.
Rorie received his bachelor’s degree with a double major in political science and international studies from the University of Richmond, and his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law. He graduated magna cum laude from each institution.
Rorie can be reached at email@example.com.
Vincent D. Pitaro
Vincent has been a Legal Analyst for the Hedge Fund Law Report since early 2009. He covers legal and regulatory developments, compliance issues, enforcement proceedings and private litigation.
Vincent attended Georgetown University, where he majored in economics, and Harvard Law School. After law school, he gained experience in venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, secured lending and trade regulation at the firm of Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt, Maynard & Kristol, which later merged with Ropes & Gray. He also has significant independent private practice experience, concentrating in the areas of real estate; general business counseling; estate planning; and trust and estate administration.
Vincent can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Senior Reporter for the Hedge Fund Law Report, Helen covers trends in fund formation and regulatory compliance. She began her legal career as an associate at Allen & Overy, gaining experience in M&A, capital markets and real estate finance before moving to Hong Kong and resuming her pre-law career as a writer and editor. After returning to New York, she worked for the City University of New York and wrote for other Acuris publications before joining HFLR full time.
Helen received her BA from Yale University, double majoring in English and History, and her JD from Harvard Law School.
Helen can be reached at email@example.com.
As Copy Editor of the Law Report Group, Kate copy edits and proofreads all the content in the Hedge Fund Law Report, the Cybersecurity Law Report and the Anti-Corruption Report.
Kate has a background in journalism, and was formerly the Senior Copy Editor and Director of an English-language news site in Cairo, Egypt, from 2013-2016. Prior to that, she reported on the United Nations headquarters in New York City for a major Japanese daily newspaper.
She is fluent in French, Arabic and Japanese.
Rory leads the Law Report Group products as Managing Director. Through consistent engagement with industry leaders and his talented team, the Anti-Corruption Report, Cybersecurity Law Report and Hedge Fund Law Report are regarded as some of the most authoritative information resources in their respective fields. Rory's responsibilities also include commercial oversight in the Americas of sister products Acuris Risk Intelligence and Wealthmonitor.
Rory has over a decade of experience with Acuris holding senior sales positions, leading new product launches and the acquisition of the Law Report Group in 2014. Prior to joining Acuris, Rory was a VP at Acupay/Bondholder Communications Group and the commercial head of a technology firm. He holds a B.A. in English from Fordham University.
Rory can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.