Christopher J. Dlutowski counsels private investment funds—including US domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds, and funds-of-funds—and investment management firms on forming and structuring funds, trading and other investment activities, raising capital, and ongoing operations. Christopher also represents institutional investors—including governmental and corporate pension plans, universities, family offices, and funds of funds—on their investments in hedge, private equity, and other private funds, managed accounts and co-investments, and advises clients on registration and other regulatory issues under the federal securities and commodities laws. Christopher has significant experience in customized investment products, including strategic partnerships, captive funds, and co-investment funds.
Christopher has lectured and served as a panelist on private investment funds topics at numerous investment management conferences and training programs. Prior to re-joining Morgan Lewis, Christopher was vice president and corporate counsel in the public equity and fixed income law unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. where he advised investment management clients on their hedge funds and other alternative investment products, US and foreign institutional investor mandates, trading activities (including securities, derivatives, lending, and financing transactions), marketing efforts, domestic and foreign registration, and other regulatory issues.
Georgetown University Law Center, 1993, J.D./M.S.F.S.
University of Cambridge, 1989, M.Phil.
University of Pennsylvania, 1988, B.A., Distinction
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Investment Funds: Investor Representation, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2019)
Recommended, Investment fund formation and management: Alternative/hedge funds, The Legal 500 US (2017, 2018)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 United States (2018)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2016–2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Member, New York State Bar Association, Private Investment Funds Subcommittee and Securities Regulation Committee