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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Work Department

Partner, Investment Management


Dennis Pereira’s practice focuses on the domestic and international fund industry. He represents fund sponsors in the formation, structuring and operation of private investment funds, including private equity and hedge funds that employ groundbreaking investment strategies. Dennis handles funds matters involving fund formation capital-raising activities, ongoing operational activities, fund investment, and carried interest programs.

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J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, with honors, 2007; B.A., Bates College, 2001

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is known as a destination firm for emerging market funds work; Prakash Mehta has been instrumental in the firm’s expansion into Asia, and currently oversees the India practice, as well as acting as joint leader of the investment management group. His counterpart, Stephen Vine, focuses exclusively on private investment funds and their managers, and provides expert advice on the gamut of fund formation and capital raising issues. Both co-heads are based in the New York office, which saw significant team growth in the spring and summer of 2021 following the arrival of of seasoned attorneys Brian Daly from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Terence Rozier-Byrd from Baker Botts L.L.P., bringing additional transactional, regulatory and operational expertise to the offering. Dennis P. Pereira  is another key member of the team, with particularly strong fundraising expertise. Other areas of strength for the offering include credit funds, secondaries and institutional investor representations.