Mike Hart-Slattery advises clients on complex legal, regulatory, and compliance matters, with an emphasis on regulatory matters related to investment advisers and private equity funds. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

Mr. Hart-Slattery has assisted clients in a broad range of matters, including:

  • Structuring, managing, and operating investment advisers and investment funds, including fund formation and restructuring, GP-led secondary transactions, management team spin-outs, and minority stake investments
  • SEC examinations and enforcement investigations
  • Regulatory compliance, including with respect to the SEC’s Custody Rule, Marketing Rule, and Pay-to-Play Rule
  • Portfolio company structuring
  • M&A transactions involving asset managers
  • Family office considerations

Before law school, Mr. Hart-Slattery was an associate in the global equity beta solutions group of a large investment adviser. In his early career, he worked as a pricing specialist for a large custodian bank.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, George Washington University Law School
  • MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • BA in International Studies - Applied Political Economy, University of Arizona
    cum laude
  • BA in German Studies, University of Arizona
    cum laude