Dorothy D. Mehta

Special Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 6846

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Practice Areas

  • Commodities & Futures Regulation
  • Financial Regulation
  • Fund Formation
  • Investment Management Transactions
  • Investment Management
  • Investment Management Litigation
  • Investment Management Regulation & Compliance
University Cornell University, A.B., 1999
Law SchoolFordham University, School of Law, J.D., 2004
Admitted2004, New Jersey; 2005, New York

Dorothy Mehta is special counsel in the Firm's Financial Services Department, concentrating her practice on alternative investment matters. Dorothy has extensive experience representing investment advisers to hedge funds and managed accounts, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors. Her practice includes the structuring, formation and operation of a variety of alternative investments products, including U.S. and non-U.S. hedge funds, hybrid funds, funds-of-funds, and commodity pools (both privately- and publicly-offered), and the establishment of separately managed account arrangements.

Dorothy also regularly advises clients on CFTC and SEC registration and related compliance requirements (including with the rules and by-laws of the National Futures Association), as well as on matters pertaining to the Dodd-Frank Act, the Commodity Exchange Act and federal securities laws generally.

Because of her work with public commodity pools, Dorothy has significant exposure to securities offerings registered under the Securities Act and the issuers registered under the Exchange Act as well as dealing with the CFTC and NFA rules relating to public and private commodity pools. She has also worked extensively with securities-type managers on fund structuring and SEC regulatory compliance matters. With recent Dodd-Frank amendments to the commodities laws, she has been significantly involved with private equity funds, registered investment companies and structured finance vehicles in their transition to CFTC regulation.

She is a member of the Managed Fund Association's CTA/CPO Forum and a member of the Education and Best Practices Committee of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable.

Dorothy received her J.D. in 2004 from Fordham University School of Law and an A.B. in 1999 from Cornell University.

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•Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014
Jun 27, 2014


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•Quick Help Guide to CFTC's New Rules for CPOs to RICs; Amended Rules for Other CPOs and CTAs
Aug 22, 2013

•SEC Adopts Significant Amendments to Private Placement Rules: JOBS Act Rules Eliminate Ban on General Solicitation and Dodd-Frank Mandate Disqualifies Bad Actors
Aug 13, 2013


•L&C 2014 - 36th Annual FIA Law & Compliance Division Conference
May 07, 2014

•MFA Compliance 2014
May 07, 2014

•Regulation, Operations & Compliance (ROC) Cayman 2014
Mar 12, 2014

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Dorothy D. Mehta

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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