Paul N. Roth is a founding partner of the firm and chair of the Investment Management Group. Paul's extensive private investment funds practice, an area in which he has more than 40 years experience, includes the representation of hedge funds, private equity funds, offshore funds, investment advisers and broker-dealers in connection with fund formations and compliance, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions (domestic and cross-border) and other financial transactions. Considered the "dean of the hedge fund bar," Paul serves as a special advisor to the Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association (MFA) and as an adviser to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and is a former member of the Legal Advisory Board to the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). He chairs the Subcommittee on Hedge Funds of the American Bar Association's Committee on Federal Securities Regulation and is a former chair of the New York City Bar Association's Committee on Securities Regulation.
Paul has been recognized as a leading fund lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers Global, Chambers USA , The Legal 500 US, the PLC Cross-Border Investment Funds Handbook, The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in America. He was recently named to HFMWeek's annual list of 50 most influential people in hedge funds. He serves on the Advisory Board of Harvard Law School's Center on Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry and formerly served as president and a trustee of the Harvard Law School Alumni Association of New York City. In addition, he is a member of the Boards of Directors of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Citizens Committee for New York City, the Advisory Board of the RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance, and a fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Paul graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, cum laude from Harvard Law School and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study law in The Netherlands.