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Paul N. Roth

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

New York, NY, USA


Mr. Paul N. Roth
Founding Partner
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Paul N. Roth is a founding partner of the firm and chair of the Investment Management Group. Throughout his career, Paul has acted as counsel to leading public and private companies in financial services and to their boards of directors. His extensive private investment funds practice, an area in which he has more than 45 years of 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 adviser 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 funds lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America. The publication recently named him New York City Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law Lawyer of the Year. He also continues to be recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States, IFLR Best of the Best USA Investment Funds), IFLR Guide to the World’s Leading Investment Funds Lawyers, IFLR Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers, IFLR Guide to the World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers,The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, PLC Cross-border Investment Funds Handbook, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in America. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Hedge Funds Care in recognition of his prominence in the hedge funds industry and his extraordinary commitment to philanthropy. He was named to HFMWeek’s 2010 list of the 50 most influential people in hedge funds. Paul is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he currently teaches “Responsibility in Professional Services.” He is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at NYU Stern School of Business, where he taught “Managing Financial Businesses” during Fall 2011 and Fall 2012, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, where he is teaching “Law and Business of Financial Institutions.” 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. He served 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 and the Advisory Board of the RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance, and he is a fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

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