David R. Mullé is a partner in the Investment Management Group at Seward & Kissel LLP. David works with sponsors and managers of various private investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles, including hedge funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, private equity funds and various “hybrid” funds. In particular, David focuses on fund formation and structuring, the offering of interests by private investment funds, and the negotiation and documentation of such investments.
David has significant experience working closely with investment managers to formulate their goals in unlocking shareholder value and designing legal strategies to achieve those goals. He also focuses on regulatory filings required under Sections 13(d) and 16 of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including potential short-swing profit issues.
David organizes both domestic and offshore partnerships and other investment vehicles, including separately managed accounts. He also represents fund sponsors in connection with seed-capital investments and represents funds of funds, family offices and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds. David regularly counsels investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisers and family offices on regulatory and compliance matters, including registration requirements and available exemptions, the development of comprehensive compliance programs and regulatory examinations.
David received a B.A. and an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and J.D. from the University of Michigan.