Paulita is a partner in the Chicago office of K&L
Gates LLP and is a Practice Group Coordinator for the firm’s global investment
management practice. Paulita represents
mutual funds and their boards as well as investment advisers throughout the
country. In her capacity as board
counsel, Paulita advises on a range of governance issues, including committee
structures, committee and chair rotations, succession, director compensation,
communications with the press, board and committee self-evaluations, and the
identification, selection and orientation of new board members.
Paulita was named as “Independent Fund Counsel of the
Year” in 2008 and 2013, along with Paul Dykstra, by Fund Directions. She is on the advisory board of
Board IQ, a national bi-weekly publication for mutual fund directors, and
on the advisory board of The Mutual Fund Directors Forum, an organization
dedicated to mutual fund independent directors.
She also is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern Law School where
she teaches a course on mutual fund regulation.