Laura E. Appelt
Laura Appelt is an associate in the firm’s asset management group in Chicago. Laura represents private funds, hedge funds and investment advisors on regulatory, transactional and compliance matters, including the formation and operation of open- and closed-end funds. Laura also counsels the advisers of mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity funds on commodities law matters.
Laura maintains a robust pro bono practice, advising environmental and social impact non-profit clients on matters of contract, governance and regulatory law and assisting individual clients through GLAD’s Pop-Up ID Project.
Before joining the firm, Laura clerked for the Honorable Allyson K. Duncan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Raleigh, North Carolina. During law school, Laura worked as a student attorney in the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Clinic and was a member of the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal. While at Duke, she also earned a master's degree in Bioethics and Science Policy. Before law school, Laura taught high school science in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- JD, summa cum laude, Duke University School of Law, 2018; Order of the Coif; Regulatory Law Award; Editorial Board, Duke Law Journal
- MA (Bioethics and Science Policy), Duke University, 2018
- MA (Teaching), Marian University, 2015
- BS (Environmental Science), with highest distinction, Indiana University Bloomington, 2013; Certificate in Political and Civic Engagement; Phi Beta Kappa; Curtis R. Simic Scholarship for Leaders; Udall Scholarship for Environmental Studies, Honorable Mention
Admissions / Qualifications
- Illinois, 2019
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit