John P. Hamilton

John Hamilton


John Hamilton focuses his practice on private fund managers, advising on the formation and structuring of investment vehicles across a variety of alternative asset classes, including hedge funds, private equity and impact investment vehicles. John also regularly counsels clients on related transactional and compliance matters, with particular expertise in advising non-U.S. managers seeking to raise capital from U.S. investors. In addition, he represents institutional investors allocating to private investment funds, including the negotiation of side letter arrangements on behalf of tax-exempt organizations and other institutional investors.

Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, John was at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong as the Asia Head of Hedge Fund Consulting, where he provided strategic guidance to hedge fund managers in launching and scaling their businesses. Previously, he served as in-house counsel at Highbridge Capital Management, LLC and practiced as a fund lawyer at another global law firm in New York.

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Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Virginia

  • Member, Impact Investing Legal Working Group
  • Stradley Ronon Diversity Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “US Regulatory Update for Asia Fund Managers,” Morgan Stanley Webcast
  • Panelist, “Are 401(k) funds an opportunity private equity funds should pursue?” Stradley Ronon and Grant Thornton Webcast
  • Panelist, “ESG Regulatory Lens – A Guide for Private Fund Managers,” Stradley Ronon and Silver Regulatory Associates Private Fund ESG Webcast
  • Panelist, “Considerations for a Holistic Communication Surveillance Program,” ACA Compliance Group’s Fall Compliance Conference
  • Panelist, “New Approaches to Aggregating Capital into the Impact Investing Space,” New York University School of Law Conference on Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing
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