Anastasia Rockas focuses her practice on private investment funds and private equity investments. Her private investment fund practice comprises representing sponsors in forming domestic and offshore funds, such as leveraged buyout funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, debt funds, hybrid funds, captive funds, and other private equity funds, including those targeted to particular industries, countries or regions.

Bio

Ms. Rockas represents significant investors such as large family offices and sovereign wealth funds in all aspects of their investments in private funds. Ms. Rockas’ practice includes representation of investment advisers as well as investors in connection with managed accounts, funds of one and investment advisory agreements. She has extensive experience representing investment advisers as well as private equity investment principals in negotiating and documenting their management company and general partner structures, including their incentive compensation arrangements, employment matters and succession issues. Ms. Rockas works on a variety of investment transactions involving private funds, including investments in investment advisory businesses and other types of equity investments.

Ms. Rockas assists investment advisers with various regulatory and compliance matters, such as investment adviser registrations with the SEC and ongoing compliance, SEC examinations, regulatory filings with the SEC and the Treasury Department, as well as CFTC and ERISA issues.

Ms. Rockas is an active member of various bar associations. She is currently serving as the chair of the New York State Bar Association’s bar securities regulation committee and is a member of New York State Bar Association’s Private Fund Sub-committee and executive committee. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Hedge Fund and Institutional Investor committees. Ms. Rockas also has been named to Best Lawyers in America.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of Connecticut, 1990 (Highest Honors) (Articles Editor, Connecticut Law Review)
  • B.A., Smith College, 1985

Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut

Associations

  • Chair, Private Investment Fund Subcommittee; Member, Executive Committee; and Member, Securities Regulation Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, ABA Hedge Funds Committee and Institutional Investors Committee

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Ellen Bree Burns, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut (1990-1992)

Anastasia T. Rockas