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Paula A. Bosco

Paula A. Bosco

New Mountain Capital, LLC
Managing Director, Chief Regulatory Counsel, CCO
New York, NY, USA

Paula A. Bosco is Managing Director, Chief Regulatory Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of New Mountain Capital, L.L.C., where she leads the legal and compliance program for four SEC-registered investment advisers that individually manage several hedge, credit/loan/SBIC and private equity funds totaling $14 billion in committed capital.  She is also an Executive Officer, and the Chief Regulatory Counsel, CCO and Corporate Secretary, of the firm’s publicly traded business development company, New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE: NMFC).  Ms. Bosco has more than 18 years of business, legal, and regulatory compliance experience serving in various litigation, transaction and advisory roles for investment advisers, broker-dealers, dual-registrants, hedge funds, private equity funds, credit funds and BDCs.   

Prior to joining NMC, Ms. Bosco held a number of senior legal and compliance positions with several prominent Wall Street firms including Lehman Brothers Inc. where, as CCO, her responsibilities included implementing and overseeing the compliance program for all investment advisory activities within the firm’s Private Investment Management division.  Prior to Lehman, Ms. Bosco held various positions at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. (SVP and Assistant Director of International & Investment Advisory Compliance; Senior Regulatory Counsel), Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP (Litigation Associate), the American Stock Exchange (Assistant Chief Counsel, Enforcement Division), and PaineWebber (DVP & Counsel, Litigation Department). Prior to attending law school, Ms. Bosco began her career in the industry as a sales trading assistant in the Asian equity markets.

Prominent in industry activities, Ms. Bosco is a frequent speaker on legal and compliance-related issues at various industry conferences and is regularly quoted in various industry trade publications.  She is an active member of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC), where she has been instrumental in leading efforts to lobby and educate regulators about private fund industry matters and proposed rulemaking initiatives.  She is also an active member of the American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, Subcommittee on Investment Companies and Investment Advisers and 100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF).  Additionally, Ms. Bosco is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Securities Law, Regulation & Compliance.  In fulfilling her commitment to academia, Ms. Bosco serves as the Chairwoman of the CUNY School of Law Foundation Board, as a Director of the CUNY School of Law School Board of Visitors, and as an Advisory Council Member of the Institute for Financial Market Regulation (IFMR), a cooperative association between the University at Albany and Albany Law School that aims to develop interdisciplinary research and education in financial market regulation for students at both schools.   Ms. Bosco is also on the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) and is a frequent lecturer at Fordham University School of Law.

From 2005-2008, Ms. Bosco served as Co-Chair of the Securities & Exchanges Committee at the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA).  From 2006 through 2008, she served on the SIFMA Compliance & Legal Division’s Investment Advisers Committee, and in 2007, she was named as one of the 20 Rising Stars of Compliance by Institutional Investor News. 

Ms. Bosco holds a J.D., an M.B.A. in Finance (concentration in Investment Management), and a B.A. in Political Science.  She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.


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