Ms Jennifer Dunn > Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Work Department

Investment Management, Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Blockchain Technology & Digital Assets


Jennifer M. Dunn focuses her practice on advising hedge funds, private equity funds (including mezzanine and distressed funds), hybrid funds, funds of funds and investment advisers in connection with their structuring, formation and ongoing operational needs, general securities laws matters, and regulatory and compliance issues. Her experience includes structuring and negotiating seed and strategic investments, advising investment managers regarding the structure and sale of their investment management businesses and the structure of their compensation arrangements, and representing investment managers in connection with managed accounts and single investor funds.

Jennifer was named among the world’s “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” by The Hedge Fund Journal. A member of the board of directors of 100 Women in Finance, Jennifer is recognized by The Legal 500 USExpert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Lawyers (Investment Funds), Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law (Investment Funds) and has been named an IFLR1000 “Rising Star” (Investment Funds). She co-authored Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation (ALM Law Journal Press) and presented at conferences on topics including attracting and retaining capital, operational due diligence, compliance issues, hedge funds and management company structures and considerations for emerging hedge fund managers.


Board of Directors, 100 Women in Finance


Columbia Law School, JD (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); University of Pennsylvania, BA, cum laude.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment funds > Alternative/hedge funds

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP’s hedge fund practice provides comprehensive support to the market’s largest fund managers. Jointly led by Stephanie Breslow, David Efron, Marc Elovitz and David Nissenbaum, the team advises on the formation of a wide range of liquid-securities funds, including hedge funds, funds-of-funds, hybrid funds, and activist funds. Daniel Hunter is active in the growing secondary and credit funds space, while Jennifer Dunn has experience in the formation of managed accounts and single investor funds. Marc Elovitz and Brian Daly are noted for their regulatory expertise, with experience of designing internal compliance procedures, representing clients in enforcement actions before all the principal financial regulatory bodies, and obtaining SEC relief and exemption letters for novel fund structures. Stephanie Breslow, and David Nissenbaum chiefly focus on fund formation for institutional investors and managers, while David Efron is experienced in advising start-up funds.