Dorothy D. Mehta

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 D. Mehta is a partner in the firm's Financial Services Group and a leader in its investment management practice. Her client base includes U.S. and non-U.S. investment advisers to hedge funds, private equity funds and managed accounts, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and family offices. Dorothy has extensive experience in the structuring, formation and operation (domestically and on a cross-border basis) of a variety of alternative investments products, including U.S. and non-U.S. hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds, funds-of-funds, and commodity pools (both privately- and publicly-offered), and the establishment of separately managed account arrangements.

Dorothy regularly advises clients on registration and related compliance requirements of the SEC and CFTC (including with the rules and by-laws of the NFA), assisting with structuring considerations, compliance program reviews, audits and no action letter requests. Dorothy also routinely counsels clients on matters pertaining to the Dodd-Frank Act, the Commodity Exchange Act and federal securities laws generally. With recent Dodd-Frank amendments to the commodities laws, she has been significantly involved with hedge funds, private equity funds, registered investment companies and structured finance vehicles in their transition to CFTC regulation.

She is an active member of several professional groups on private investment funds and CPO/ CTA matters and is a frequent speaker at business and legal conferences.

Dorothy was listed as a Key Individual in Fund Formation: Alternative/Hedge Funds by the Legal 500 legal directory (2014), and as a Rising Star in Securities and Corporate Finance in New York - Metro by Super Lawyers (2014).

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

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Cadwalader Names Five New Partners Dec 18, 2015


Cadwalader Recognized by The Legal 500 US 2015 Among Nation's Top Firms Jun 03, 2015


Clients & Friends Memos

SEC Focus On Expense Allocation: In the Matter of KKR Jul 09, 2015


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


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FinCEN Proposes Regulations Requiring Investment Advisers to Adopt Anti-Money Laundering Programs Aug 27, 2015

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Dorothy D. Mehta

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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