Private Law Center to Host Conference on Private Funds Nov. 17


The Yale Law School Center for Private Law will host a conference on Friday, November 17, 2017. 

The conference, titled “Private Funds Conference: Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Venture Capital,” will bring people with experience at the highest levels of private equity, hedge funds, and venture capital, including from law practice, financial firms, and institutional investors, into dialogue with leading theorists from law, economics, finance, and sociology.

“This is an occasion to bring together leading figures from disciplines that don’t usually speak to each other to address private funds and alternative investment structures, one of the most important economic phenomena of our time,” said Professor Daniel Markovits ’00, director of the Center for Private Law.

Oliver Hart, winner of the 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, will give the keynote address.  Stephen Fraidin ’64, Vice Chairman of Pershing Square Capital Management, will give the lunchtime address.

Other speakers include: Jon Ballis, Kirkland & Ellis; Rosemary Batt, Cornell University, ILR School; William Bratton, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Neil Fligstein, UC Berkeley Sociology Department; Will Gaybrick ‘12, Stripe; Adam Goldstein, Princeton University Department of Sociology; Andrew Metrick, Yale School of Management; Meridee Moore ‘83, Watershed Asset Management; John Morley ‘06, Yale Law School; Alan Schwartz ‘64, Yale Law School; David Swensen, Chief Investment Officer, Yale University; Joel Watson, University of San Diego Department of Economics.

The conference is free and open to the public; pre-registration is required.  New York CLE credit may be available; please see registration page for more information. 

The conference is sponsored by the Kirkland & Ellis Fund for the Study of Private Law. For more information, please contact