O'Melveny Adds Tim Clark as Partner in Investment Funds and Securitization Practice in NY

9月 06, 2011






Amber Burke

O’Melveny & Myers LLP                              

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NEW YORK, NY SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 O’Melveny & Myers LLP announced today that Timothy M. Clark has joined the Firm as a partner in the Investment Funds and Securitization Practice.  Clark is based in O’Melveny’s New York office.


A partner with more than two decades of experience in the investment funds arena advising both investors and funds, Clark’s practice includes advising hedge funds, private equity funds, and venture capital funds in fund formations, as well as in the structuring of complex transactions such as investment adviser mergers and acquisitions.  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.  Clark also advises clients with respect to the Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, and other compliance issues.

“The US remains the largest source of capital for private funds, and fund clients from all over the world need knowledgeable and sophisticated counsel with regard to US law, particularly now given recent legislation such as Dodd-Frank and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act,” said John Daghlian, chair of O’Melveny's Investment Funds and Securitization Practice.  “With his well-rounded alternative asset and compliance background, Tim is well qualified to join our global team of seasoned advisors guiding clients through the broad–and ever-changing–array of legal and regulatory issues affecting investment funds, securitization, and other forms of financing.”


“O'Melveny has a sterling reputation in the investment funds space and is clearly committed to a truly global platform,” said Clark.  “I look forward to contributing to the practice in New York and firmwide, and collaborating with my private equity and finance colleagues to help clients achieve their most important and challenging fundraising and investing goals.”


Clark received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in Ohio with honors in 1988, before graduating from New York University School of Law in 1991, where he served as Articles Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law.  He is a member of the Managed Funds Association, the New York Hedge Funds Roundtable, and the Regulatory Compliance Association, where he is a Chief Compliance Officer University Faculty Professor.


About O’Melveny & Myers LLP

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About O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s Investment Funds and Securitization Practice

O'Melveny & Myers LLP's Investment Funds practice is truly global, with lawyers located in New York, California, London, and Asia who have experience working with investment funds investing in the United States and North America, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, India, Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Latin America, and other emerging markets.  Our lawyers are focused on the key areas of law affecting investment funds, including corporate law, partnership law, tax, ERISA, and US and non-US securities laws.  We have worked across the full spectrum of investment fund product types, and have represented fund clients with many different industry focuses.  O'Melveny's Securitization team is a recognized leader in structuring, negotiating, and closing complex financing transactions around the world.  For more than half a century, our lawyers have handled novel securitizations and stayed ahead of the curve.  We played a part in some of the first securitization deals involving traditional receivables, as well as innovative transnational and synthetic financings in esoteric new asset classes and emerging markets.  As authorities in this field, we are counseling Chinese governmental agencies on developing the legal structure for its securitization market and proposed amendments to existing laws and regulations.