International law firm Dorsey & Whitney has appointed Martha F Coultrap (pictured), as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Group in New York.
Coultrap’s practice focuses on private investment funds and fund investors. She represents a variety of investors in alternative investments, including institutional investors and funds of funds. Her institutional clients include regulated financial institutions, public and private pension funds and foreign pension funds and private investors in domestic and offshore buy-out, growth, venture capital, hedge and special situations funds. She has also represented private and public companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, service, marketing and catalog businesses. Commercial matters that Coultrap has handled include fund formation, private and public securities offerings, bank regulatory compliance and corporate governance.
Coultrap joins Dorsey from the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP, where she was a partner in the New York office and leader of the Private Investment Funds Group. She has an AB degree from Cornell University and a JD degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Coultrap is a member of the Private Investment Funds Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Bar Association and the American Foreign Lawyers Association and is a regular writer, commentator and speaker on private funds and related legal topics. Coultrap serves as a director of Let’s Get Ready, a non-profit organisation that provides high school students from historically under-served communities and first-generation-to-college students with free SAT preparation, admission counselling and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college.
“Martha Coultrap is an outstanding private investment funds lawyer who has been well known and highly respected by members of Dorsey’s private funds team,” says Dorsey Partner Steven Khadavi, who heads the Firm’s New York office and is a member of its Management Committee. “She will be a terrific addition to our strong, multi-office private funds team.”
“We are delighted to have Martha join us in New York,” adds Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “She is another example of the key, strategic hiring we are continuing to do to build our depth and breadth across our practices and in our offices around the globe.”
“I am extremely pleased to be joining Dorsey and its great Firm-wide team of corporate and private funds lawyers,” notes Coultrap. “I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base and to introducing clients I serve to my new colleagues.”