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Timothy M. Clark


Timothy M. Clark is a partner in O’Melveny’s New York office and head of the Firm’s U.S. Investment Funds Practice. Tim has over 20 years of experience in the investment funds sector advising both investors and funds including hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds. Tim advises in respect of fund formations as well as structuring transactions such as investment adviser mergers and acquisitions. Tim also specializes in secondary transactions. He has completed many secondary transactions during his career including a recent US $1 billion sell-side representation.

Tim’s private equity clients include buy-out funds, infrastructure funds, real estate funds, and mezzanine funds. His hedge fund clients include long/short equity funds, global macro funds, risk and convertible arbitrage funds, distressed funds, relative value funds, emerging market funds, fund of funds, pension funds and endowment funds.

Tim advises clients with respect to the Investment Advisers Act and Investment Company Act and other compliance issues. He has been recognized by Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America© as a leader in Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law and is a CCO University Faculty Professor for the Regulatory Compliance Association.

Professional Activities

Member, Managed Funds Association, New York Hedge Funds Roundtable
Member and CCO University Faculty Professor, Regulatory Compliance Association
Author,The Rising Tide: Navigating the Seas of Secondary Transactions,” The Investment Lawyer (July 2015); “Form ADV Part 2 Update,” chapter in The US Private Equity Fund Compliance Companion, published by Private Equity International (2012)
Honors, Recognized in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500: United States under the "Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds" category; listed as a leading private funds lawyer in Who's Who Legal: Private Funds 2016 

New York University School of Law, J.D., 1991; Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law

Oberlin College, B.A. (with honors), 1988

New York

Reporting Deadline Approaches for Certain Private Fund Advisers (Financial Services)

Reporting Deadline Approaches for Certain Private Fund Advisers (Financial Services)

Fund of Funds Receive Temporary Relief from CPO Registration (Financial Services)

CIRC Unleashes Insurance Capital for Private Equity Investments Offshore (Asia Funds Update)

Implications of the SEC’s Proposed Revisions to Regulation D for Fund Advisers (Financial Services)

CFTC Issues FAQs Regarding Registration for CPOs and CTAs (Financial Services)

SEC Staff Updates Guidance Regarding Form PF (July 2012)(Financial Services)

SEC Staff Guidance Regarding Form PF (Financial Services)

JOBS Act Removes Restrictions on Public Offerings of Hedge and Private Equity Funds (Investment Funds and Securitization)

SEC Issues FAQs for Exempt Reporting Advisers Regarding Form ADV Disclosures for General Partners or Similar Special Purpose Entities  (Financial Services)

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Adopts Final Rule Significantly Limiting Registration Exemptions for Private Funds and Registered Investment Companies Operating Commodity Pools (Financial Services)

SEC Revises Thresholds Allowing Investment Advisers to Charge Performance Fees but Grandfathers Existing Relationships (Financial Services)

SEC Staff Issues No-Action Letter Setting Forth Conditions Related to Registration of Special Purpose Vehicles and Related Investment Advisers (Financial Services)

SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Issues Risk Alert on Investment Adviser Use of Social Media (Financial Services)

Proposed Volcker Rule: Implications for Bank-Sponsored Funds and Securitization Issuers (Investment Funds and Securitization)

President Obama's Jobs Bill Includes Revived Carried Interest Tax Increase to Ordinary Levels for Fund Managers (Investment Funds)

The Department of the Treasury Has Announced Adoption of Form SLT (Investment Funds and Securitization)

The Department of the Treasury Has Announced Adoption of Form SLT (Investment Funds and Securitization)