Rita M. Molesworth is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and is a member of the firm’s Asset Management, Regulatory and Capital Markets Practice Groups. She is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Financial Institutions/Regulatory Practice Group. Rita is active in advising clients on the implementation of the Dodd Frank Act and has substantial experience with the Commodity Exchange Act and U.S. securities laws applicable to hedge funds.
Rita advises commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, investment advisers, hedge fund managers, futures commission merchants and other businesses on futures and other derivatives and general corporate and securities law matters.
Rita is active in assisting clients in U.S. and non-U.S. offerings of public and private commodity pools and hedge funds employing stand-alone and master-feeder structures. She also assists clients with derivatives (Commodity Exchange Act) and securities regulatory compliance. She also advises clients on CFTC and NFA requirements with respect to privacy and cybersecurity. Rita’s deep experience has been recognized by Expert Guides (2015) and The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers, where she has been named as being among the world’s leading lawyers for private funds.