Justin Capozzi is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s asset management practice. He focuses on representing investment advisers and fund sponsors in connection with fundraising, structuring, governance, operations, co-investments, secondary transactions and regulatory and compliance matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, and related securities laws for private equity, hedge, credit, venture capital, and real estate funds.
Justin has worked with his clients on their Form ADVs, compliance programs, policies and procedures, marketing materials, advisory agreements, and periodic filings. He has represented institutional investors in connection with their private fund-related investments and has experience advising clients through SEC examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions in addition to regulatory and compliance issues occurring during formation fundraises, mergers and acquisitions, and ongoing operations.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Justin was an associate at another large international law firm, where his clients included registered investment advisers and private fund sponsors.
- Co-author, “SEC Adopts Rules and Interpretative Guidance Designed to Enhance and Clarify the Obligations of Financial Professionals,” Journal of Investment Compliance (November 2019)
- Co-author, “SEC Division of Investment Management Voices Concerns Over Registered Funds Investing in Cryptocurrencies and Cryptocurrency-Related Products,” Journal of Investment Compliance (August 2018)
- JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
- BSBA (Business Management and Legal Studies), cum laude, University of Miami Herbert Business School, 2012
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2017