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Monika Gupta

Associate
+1.206.370.7615
Fax +1.206.623.7022
Monika Gupta represents institutional investors, including university endowments, foundations, and public pension funds, in their U.S. and offshore investments in private investment funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds, and venture capital funds.

Ms. Gupta also counsels investment advisers and private investment funds on a variety of fund formation and securities law matters. She works with clients to structure and document U.S. and offshore private investment funds and advises those entities and their sponsors on a variety of regulatory and compliance matters, both state and federal, on an ongoing basis.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gupta ran the legal department globally for a registered private equity and hedge fund adviser managing nearly $2 billion in assets across a variety of investment strategies, including equities, real estate, and multi-strategy, in emerging markets. While serving as first in-house counsel for the firm, she established its first office in Asia, structured and launched new U.S. and offshore private investment funds, and oversaw regulatory compliance programs in the United States, Singapore, India, and Mauritius.

Previously, Ms. Gupta served as a regulatory compliance consultant, where she counseled private equity and hedge fund advisers managing up to multiple billion-dollar assets on comprehensive compliance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules and regulations. She led teams conducting mock SEC examinations and annual compliance program reviews, developed initial compliance programs from the ground up, and led firmwide trainings for clients on key compliance issues.

Ms. Gupta started her career in the investment management group of an international law firm where she represented private equity and hedge fund advisers on a variety of fund formation, transactional, and securities law matters. She structured and documented U.S. and offshore private investment funds and advised those entities and their sponsors on a variety of regulatory and compliance matters, both state and federal, on an ongoing basis.

While in law school, Ms. Gupta served as a legal intern in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton during 9/11. She assisted then-Sen. Clinton and her chief legal counsel with various projects in the immediate aftermath, such as providing support to first responders, helping arrange the transport of special demolition equipment to New York City, and drafting proposed amendments to the USA Patriot Act.

Professional/Civic Activities

Ms. Gupta is a member of the Philanthropy Committee of 100 Women in Finance, where she helps select the organization’s annual U.S. philanthropic beneficiary in the areas of education, women’s and family health, and investment in the next generation of women coming into the finance industry. The annual grant size is approximately $1.5 million.

Additional Information

Ms. Gupta lived in five countries across North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe while growing up.