Christopher J. Dlutowski represents institutional investors—including public and private pension plans, family offices, sovereign wealth plans, universities, endowments, and funds of funds—on their investments in private equity, hedge, venture capital, private debt, real estate, infrastructure, hybrid, and other private funds, funds-of-funds, managed accounts, co-investments, and direct investments, and on governance and compliance issues. Christopher also counsels private investment funds—including US domestic and offshore private equity funds, hedge funds, and funds-of-funds—and investment management firms on the formation and structuring of funds, trading and other investment activities, capital raising, registration and other regulatory issues, and ongoing operations.
Christopher has more than 25 years of experience in customized investment products, including strategic partnerships, captive funds, and co-investment funds, in all asset classes.
Christopher has presented 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 at 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.
Christopher is the chair of the firm’s institutional investors working group, a co-leader of the firm’s education industry team, a member of the firm’s diversity and inclusion committee, a member of the New York office’s recruiting committee, and the head of the New York office’s LGBTQ+ lawyer network.
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, USA, Chambers Global (2020, 2021)
Ranked, Investment Funds: Investor Representation, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2019–2021)
Recommended, Investment fund formation and management: Private equity funds (including venture capital), The Legal 500 US (2021)
Recommended, Investment fund formation and management: Alternative/hedge funds, The Legal 500 US (2017–2021)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 United States (2018–2020)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2016–2021)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Member, New York State Bar Association, Private Investment Funds Subcommittee and Securities Regulation Committee