Schulte Roth & Zabel announces the addition of Heather N. Wyckoff as special counsel in the Investment Management Group. She is resident in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Wyckoff joins the firm from Duval & Stachenfeld, where she was a partner and head of the firm’s investment management practice.
Ms. Wyckoff focuses her practice on advising private investment funds (including hedge funds and private equity funds) and investment advisers in connection with their structuring, formation and ongoing operational needs, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.
“We are pleased to welcome Heather to the firm. She has a wealth of experience representing funds and advisers employing a range of investment strategies across all asset classes,” said Stephanie R. Breslow, SRZ partner and co-head of the Investment Management Group. “Heather has a sophisticated practice and substantial investment management experience, and we are excited to have her join our group,” commented David J. Efron, SRZ partner and co-head of the Investment Management Group.
“We are delighted to have Heather at SRZ. Her addition enhances a team that provides across-the-board expertise to private funds,” noted Alan S. Waldenberg, chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.
As the market-leading law firm in the alternative investment management industry, SRZ is consistently placed in the top tiers in industry rankings, including Chambers and The Legal 500, among many others. SRZ lawyers provide advice on both U.S. and U.K. law to a wide variety of funds and managers located in the United States, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the Middle East, Southern Africa, Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan) and Australia. Notably, SRZ is one of only a few law firms with a dedicated regulatory and compliance practice within its private funds practice. The firm’s Regulatory & Compliance Group provides specialized expertise on issues private fund managers face in setting up, running and growing their businesses.
“Schulte has unparalleled capabilities in advising private funds and I am thrilled to be a part of this group of talented lawyers,” said Ms. Wyckoff, who holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.