Catherine Skulan


  • JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2006
  • MA (Law), University of Tokyo, 2003; Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship
  • BA (Law), University of Tokyo, 2001; Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship


  • California, 2016
  • New York, 2007
  • Japanese

Catherine Skulan


Catherine Skulan focuses on advising global asset management and private equity firms on fund formation, as well as ongoing operational and compliance matters. Catherine also has substantial experience in the formation of private equity funds, including pan-Asia, and China-focused private equity funds; real estate funds; special situations and distressed investment funds; and co-investment and side-car vehicles.

Catherine has played a leading role in engagements on behalf of some of the industry’s most sophisticated players, representing both sponsors and placement agents in placement agent agreement negotiations, and she has advised on the participation of investment bank-sponsored feeder funds into a variety of asset classes.

She has also advised on managed accounts for global asset management firms and negotiated investments for fund of funds clients. In addition, she advises sponsor clients on structuring investments, fund compliance issues, and joint venture arrangements.


Sponsor Clients

  • Altamont Capital 
  • Dragoneer Investment Group
  • Strategic Value Partners

Investor Clients

  • Adams Street Partners



  • Moderator, “Investor Relations and Performance Reporting,” Private Investment Fund Operations and Compliance Forum West (July 25-26, 2017)
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