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ALM’s Corporate Counsel Hosts 6th Annual Hedge Fund General Counsel Summit

ALM’s Corporate Counsel Hosts 6th Annual Hedge Fund General Counsel Summit

NEW YORK (August 2, 2012)-ALM’s Corporate Counsel magazine will present the 6th Annual Hedge Fund General Counsel Summit, a two-day examination of the most pressing legal and regulatory issues facing the hedge fund industry, on September 18th-19th at The University Club in New York City.

The event will bring together industry thought leaders and regulators for in-depth discussions, as well as interactive seminars involving presenters and attendees. The agenda will focus on recent SEC enforcement actions, the nuts and bolts of a successful compliance program, and best practices in hedge fund governance.

The Hedge Fund General Counsel Summit is presented by ALM Events, a leading producer of educational and networking events for business leaders and professionals. For more information, please go to

“We are now operating in an era in which unprecedented levels of regulatory and prosecutorial scrutiny have been focused on hedge funds,” said William F. Johnson, co-chair of the event. “This conference gathers some of the most experienced, battle-tested minds from the hedge fund industry, who will share their experiences and views on best practices to help navigate in this heightened environment.” Johnson is a partner at Fried Frank LLP and former chief of the Securities & Commodities Fraud Task Force in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“There has never been more pressure on the legal and compliance functions at hedge funds,” said Simon M. Lorne, event co-chair. “Here’s a chance to see how others are dealing with the multi-faceted issues we all face.” Lorne is vice chairman and chief legal officer of Millennium Management LLC.

Other topics to be discussed at the event include:

• Recent Developments in Cayman Islands and Other Offshore Jurisdictions
• Managing Regulatory, Civil and Criminal Investigations in a Crisis: Case Studies
• New Frontiers: Managed Accounts, Platforms and Single-Investor Funds
• Investment in Distressed Hedge Funds
• Strategies for Reducing Counterparty Risk
• JOBS Act – What This Means for Hedge Fund Marketing and Investors

CLE and CPE credits are available for event attendees. The earlybird discount for attendees ends on August 17, 2012.

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