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Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Investment Management, Hedge Funds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Regulatory & Compliance, Securities & Capital Markets


Paul N. Roth is a founding partner of the firm and former 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 50 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). He is the former chair of the Subcommittee on Hedge Funds of the ABA’s Committee on Federal Securities Regulation and 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, which also named him New York City Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law Lawyer of the Year; Chambers GlobalChambers USAIFLR1000Expert Guide to the Best of the Best USAExpert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law LawyersLawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in AmericaThe Legal 500 USNew York Super LawyersPLC Cross-border Investment Funds HandbookWho’s Who in American LawWho’s Who in America and Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers. Paul was recently honored at The Hedge Fund Journal Awards for his outstanding achievement in the hedge fund industry. He also 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 former lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he taught “Responsibility in Professional Services.” of Business. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, where he is teaching “Law and Management of Financial Services Businesses.” 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 senior director of the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP and a member of 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.


Professional: RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance (Member, Advisory Board, 2010-Present); Managed Funds Association (Special Adviser to the MFA Board of Directors, 2009-Present); American Bar Association (Chair, Subcommittee on Hedge Funds, 2005-Present; Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Hedge Funds, 2002-05); The Economic Club of New York, 2009-Present; The Harvard Law School Alumni Association of New York City (President, 1999-2001; Vice President, 1992; Trustee, 1987-90); Harvard Law School Center on Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry (Advisory Board, 2006-10); Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Task Force on the Undergraduate Experience, 2006-08); National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (Legal Advisory Board, 1999-2003); New York City Bar Association (Chair, Committee on Securities Regulation, 1989-92); New York State Bar Association. Other: Citizens Committee for New York City (Member, Board of Directors, 1999-2011); Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP (Senior Director); Phi Beta Kappa Associates.


Fulbright Fellowship for Study of Law in The Netherlands; Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude; Harvard College, AB, magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa).