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Heather S. Cruz

Heather S. Cruz

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New York, NY, USA


Heather Cruz is a member of the firm's Investment Management Group. She represents investment advisers and investment banks in connection with the structuring and distribution of U.S. and international private investment products, including private equity funds, multi- and single-strategy hedge funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, credit and distressed debt funds, as well as fund of funds. She also advises clients on the establishment, operation and sale of investment adviser and broker-dealer businesses.

With respect to private investment funds, Ms. Cruz advises clients on a broad spectrum of legal issues and considerations relating to the establishment and operation of private investment funds marketed and operated on a global basis. She also represents institutional investors seeking to invest in private investment funds and in investment advisers.

In addition, Ms. Cruz has extensive experience providing regulatory advice to broker-dealers and investment advisers, including regarding compliance with various aspects of the Dodd­ Frank Act, with a particular focus on the Volcker Rule. She also advises on a range of issues relating to U.S. Investment Advisers Act, the U.S. Investment Company Act, and the rules and regulations of FINRA.

Ms. Cruz was selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World s Leading Lawyers for Business 2015 and has repeatedly been selected in Chambers USA:America s Leading Lawyers for  Business. She also was named in Expert  Guides - The World s Leading Lawyers  Chosen By Their Peers and as a worldwide leading lawyer in Euromoney Institutional Investor's 2015 Banking Finance and 'Iransactional Expert  Guide.

Selected Publications

"International Comparative Legal Guide to: Alternative Investment Funds 2015 (USA);'JCLG to:Alternative Investment Funds 2015

"Department of Labor Proposes New Fiduciary Regulation and Prohibited Transaction Exemp­ tion Relief for Investment Advice Fiduciaries;' Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, April 28, 2015

"CFTC Staff Issues More No-Action Letters to Commodity Pool Operators," Skadden, Arps. Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, October 24, 2014

"Parallel Fund Structures Under the Volcker Rule," Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, May 15, 2014

"Entering a New Regulatory Era Under the Final Volcker Rule," Skadden s 2014 Insights - Financial Regulation, January 16, 2014

"The Volcker Rule: A First Look at Key Changes;' The Harvard Law School Forum on Corpo­ rate Governance and Financial Regulation, December 18, 2013

"The JOBS Act: Important Questions For Private Funds," Law360, March 7, 2013

"Consequences of the Dodd-Frank Act: New Private Fund Reporting Requirements," Corporate Live Wire,2013

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