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Gregory Hartmann is Counsel in the Firm’s Financial Services and Corporate Groups. He has extensive experience counselling asset managers, insurance companies, investment banks and other clients, on a wide variety of transactional and regulatory matters. He has particular expertise in private equity, hedge fund, venture capital, and ESOP-related matters.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Hartmann was Corporate Counsel and Vice President in the Retirement Law Group of the Prudential Insurance Company of America. At Prudential, he supported the pension risk transfer business, including pension buy-outs and longevity reinsurance. Before that, Mr. Hartmann was Deputy General Counsel at PineBridge Investments and Associate General Counsel at AIG Investments, where he was the head of the legal department’s Asset Management Group in New York and responsible for legal coverage of investment products and advisory arrangements representing over $50 billion in AUM.
At AIG Investments, Mr. Hartmann provided advice on registered and private funds, separately managed accounts, regulatory and compliance issues, and broker-dealer and marketing matters. He has also served as a key member of the team that negotiated and implemented the spin-off and sale of AIG’s third party asset management business (now known as PineBridge).
Before joining AIG Investments, Mr. Hartmann was the General Counsel of a $6 billion AUM globally-oriented private equity and hedge fund manager, where he built the legal and compliance department and was in charge of registering the management company as a registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior thereto, he was Senior Managing Director and General Counsel at the investment bank, W.R. Hambrecht + Co., as well as General Counsel to a venture capital firm.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hartmann was in private practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and also at Shea & Gould, in New York.
Columbia University’s School of Law (J.D.; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
Northwestern University (M.A.)
University of Notre Dame (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)