Dorsey & Whitney bolsters PE practice with new hire

Law firm Dorsey & Whitney is expanding its private equity practice by adding Genna Garver to its team. Garver will serve as chair of the firm’s investment regulation group. Previously, Garver served as of counsel and co-chair of the investment regulation group at Greenberg Traurig.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Genna Garver has joined as Of Counsel in the Firm’s Corporate Group in the New York office. She will serve as Chair of Dorsey’s Investment Regulation Group.

Ms. Garver’s practice consists of advising investment management clients in connection with Federal and state securities laws, as well as private fund formations and offerings. In particular, she represents financial institutions in transactional and regulatory matters with a focus on investment advisers, hedge funds and other private investment funds implementing various investment strategies. She advises clients on: formation and offering matters for both domestic and offshore funds; SEC and state investment adviser, broker-dealer and private fund regulation; Investment Advisers Act compliance programs; and mock audits and regulatory examinations and investigations. She also counsels banking and private fund clients on all aspects of the Volcker Rule and related matters. Ms. Garver also counsels banking clients on complex structuring issues and affiliated transactions.
Ms. Garver was most recently Of Counsel and Co-Chair of the Investment Regulation Group at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. She has a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College.

“Genna Garver brings to Dorsey a wealth of investment management and fund compliance experience and expertise,” said Dorsey & Whitney Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “She will be a superb addition to our private equity practice, offering clients a ‘one-stop shop’ for investment fund services.”

“I look forward to helping Dorsey expand its private equity practice offerings across the country and around the world,” noted Ms. Garver. “It is a great firm with a remarkable client base that fits perfectly with my practice and expertise.”

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