Rose F. DiMartino - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Rose F. DiMartino

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 212-728-8215

Rose F. DiMartino is a partner in the Asset Management Department.  She has more than 30 years of experience counseling registered investment companies and their advisers in all aspects of fund organization and operation.  She focuses on both open-end and closed-end funds, advising them, their Boards and advisers on a full range of matters, including regulatory and compliance, contract approvals, disclosure issues, restructuring and financing, and acquisitions. Rose also advises clients on investment adviser registration and regulation, strategic alliances, and wrap fee programs.

Recently, she has advised a number of closed-end funds and their Boards on strategies to address the discount at which fund shares trade, including tenders, share repurchases and managed distributions.  She also advises funds on liquidations, mergers, restructurings, policy changes and, for closed-end funds specifically, issuance of debt and preferred stocks, shelf registrations, at-the-market offerings and rights issues.

Chambers USA (2015) ranks Rose nationally among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Investment Funds: Registered Funds.  Rose is included in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America for her work in the area of Mutual Funds Law.

Catholic University of AmericaBA 1974Fordham UniversitySt. John's University School of LawJ.D. 1981

Case History

BDC — Advised global bank in forming a business development company
Closed End Funds

--reverse stock split of CEF to enhance liquidity

--rights offerings for common and preferred stock of CEF

--leverage for CEF in the form of bank loans, preferred stock and tender option bonds

asset management M&A

represented global asset manager in acquiring private equity manager and hedge fund manager

represented large US adviser on sale of money manket business

Client Comments

"Rose DiMartino is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting"

-Brendan Kalb
General Counsel
AQR Capital Management, LLC

"Rose is very knowledgeable and up-to-date with any changes in regulations or pending legislation. She does an exceptional job of keeping our board well-informed of all legal issues that come before the trustees."

Office Location

787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
United States

Practice Areas

Mutual Funds Law