National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

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K & L Gates LLP

K & L Gates LLP
599 Lexington Avenue
New York,  NY 10022
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K&L Gates LLP is a global law firm and our institutional investment fund practice of more than 30 lawyers represents sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, universities, and other endowments. Our investment work includes private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate investments (direct investments as well as REITs and other funds), separately managed accounts, co-investments, management agreements, and other investment matters such as advisory agreements and custody agreements. We also work on matters relating to internal governance, including fiduciary and conflicts issues. Our lawyers also have extensive experience advising public pension funds on a full range of other issues relating to public employee retirement benefits and other mandates. These include fiduciary standards, governance issues, tax qualification rules, securities laws, benefits levels, due process requirements, and state regulatory and legislative rules relating to plan administration and the investment of plan assets. We also offer advice concerning ethics laws and prohibited transaction issues.