Sullivan Adds Partner to Market-Leading Investment Management Practice in Boston

Press Release
April 26, 2016

Boston, MA, April 26, 2016 – Sullivan is pleased to announce that John Hunt has joined the Investment Management Group in the Boston office, bolstering the firm’s robust practice serving as counsel to several of the nation's largest mutual fund groups and institutional money managers.

Mr. Hunt’s practice is focused on representing asset managers and their affiliates on regulatory, compliance and transactional matters. Mr. Hunt represents U.S. and non-U.S. investment advisers as well as mutual funds, hedge funds, bank-managed collective investment funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds. He also represents the independent directors to mutual funds. He regularly interfaces with U.S. regulators on a broad range of matters, including exemptive order applications, no-action letters, registration statements and examination inquiries.

Mr. Hunt has significant experience with onshore and offshore money market funds and other types of cash management products. He negotiates on behalf of his clients’ derivatives (ISDA), securities lending and repurchase agreement documentation, as well as custody and distribution arrangements. He also assists asset managers and fund sponsors in organizing and operating U.S. and non-U.S. collective investment vehicles, including registered/publicly offered mutual funds, commodity pools and hedge funds organized in the Luxembourg, Ireland, Australia, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, and many other offshore jurisdictions. Over his career, Mr. Hunt has interacted extensively with non-U.S. regulators.

He was most recently a partner at Nutter, McClennen & Fish. Previously, he was the general counsel and chief compliance officer of IXIS Asset Management Global Associates (now Natixis Global Associates).

“We are very fortunate to have a lawyer of John’s experience join our Investment Management Group,” said Managing Partner Joel Carpenter. “His complementary expertise will broaden the Group’s range of investment law services we can provide to our mutual fund and other investment management clients.”

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