Marie T. DeFalco Partner

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Marie T. DeFalco is Vice Chair of the firm's Investment Management Group, which has been selected as one of the preeminent practices in the United States for its representation of hedge funds and other private funds and derivatives/private equity work.

Marie represents investment management clients throughout the United States and internationally. She specializes in structuring business transactions to maximize the achievement of clients' goals, from both a business and tax perspective, particularly transactions involving limited liability companies and partnerships. Marie assists clients with the formation and operation of hedge funds and private equity funds, in the organization of joint ventures, and in the negotiation of shareholder and limited liability company agreements. Marie holds an A.B. in Economics from Cornell University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.  She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, "Emerging Women Owned Venture Capital Funds," Ivy Plus Family Office Trends Event, New York, NY, September 26, 2017
  • Panelist, "How LPs Are Thinking About The VC Landscape," VentureCrushSF, San Francisco, CA, June 22, 2017

  • Panelist, "Investing in Venture Capital," Opal Group - Family Office Winter Forum, New York, NY, March 1, 2017

  • Speaker, WE Capital Launch Event, Washington, DC, November 15, 2016

  • Moderator, “AIFMD and Other Fund Developments in the Age of Brexit: A UK Perspective,” Investment Management Breakfast Series, New York, NY, September 14, 2016

  • Moderator, “Emerging Manager Strategies,” Ivy Plus - Family Office Trends, New York, NY, September 13, 2016

  • Moderator, “Spotlight on Debt: Distressed? Emerging Markets? Real Estate? Direct Lending? What Are the Best Opportunities for Debt Investors?” Women’s Alternative Investment Summit, New York, NY, November 6, 2015


Why Is it So Hard to Launch a Hedge Fund Today?
Financier Worldwide, August 2011
Marie DeFalco
Dodd-Frank Act Rulemaking - SEC Issues Order Adjusting Dollar Amount Thresholds For Qualified Client Rule Under the Advisers Act
Investment Management Client Alert, July 19, 2011
Scott Moss, Marie DeFalco, David Goret
FINRA Rule 5131: Spinning and Market Orders Provisions Delayed to September 26, 2011
Investment Management Client Alert, May 25, 2011
Marie DeFalco, Scott Moss
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Press Mentions

In Hedge Funds Review, Marie DeFalco discusses the need for hedge funds to keep on top of compliance requirements. , Hedge Funds Review , April 30, 2012
Marie DeFalco comments on the effects and prospects of the Dodd-Frank Act. , Private Equity Manager , August 8, 2011
Marie DeFalco comments on the rationale behind soft lock-ups as a hedge fund liquidity tool, particularly the redemption penalties associated with the premature sales of portfolio assets. , The Hedge Fund Law Report , November 19, 2010
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October 24, 2017
Private Equity Fund of Funds Roundtable

Related Areas

Capital Markets & Securities
Investment Management


Yale Law School ( J.D. , 1998 ) , Case Notes Editor, Yale Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities
Cornell University ( A.B. , 1995 ) , Phi Beta Kappa


New Jersey Supreme Court , Honorable Stewart G. Pollock  

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey


  • Morris County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Taxation Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association