Lynette Ashby is a partner in the Private Investment Funds, Securities & Private Equity, and FinTech and Blockchain practice groups. Ms. Ashby concentrates her practice on domestic and international private investment funds. She represents fund managers in the formation of private funds, including hedge funds, funds of funds, ERISA funds, private equity funds and AIFMD-compliant vehicles. She also focuses on matters arising at established funds, such as negotiating trading agreements, negotiating side letters, conducting due diligence on investments and on regulatory filings. In addition, she represents investors investing in private funds. Ms. Ashby also has extensive experience in the structuring and negotiation of seeding and acceleration capital arrangements.

A former Chief Compliance Officer to a registered investment adviser, Ms. Ashby provides guidance on all compliance matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act and other domestic and international regulations affecting RIAs. She counsels clients on a broad array of issues including conflicts of interest, marketing, insider trading, AML compliance, trade allocation, trade errors, expense allocation, valu...

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  • Corporate Experience
    • Protégé Partners, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
    • TIAA-CREF, Counsel
    • Deutsche Bank, Counsel

New York



New York


Harvard Law School, J.D., 2003
Princeton University, B.A., 2000

Prior Law Firm Experience

Sidley Austin, LLP

Practice Areas