Columbia University School of Law (J.D. 1988)
Northwestern University (M.A. 1984)
University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1983, magna cum laude)
Gregory Hartmann is Senior Counsel at the Firm. He is a corporate lawyer with extensive experience advising asset managers, investment banks, insurance companies, and other clients on a wide variety of transactional and regulatory matters. He has particular expertise in private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, and commercial contract matters.
Before joining RLG, Greg was Counsel with Sadis & Goldberg in New York, where he covered a variety of subjects, including asset management matters generally, fund formations, and early-stage investments, as well as various corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions.
In respect of his in-house experience, Greg was Corporate Counsel and Vice President in the Retirement Law Group of the Prudential Insurance Company of America. At Prudential, he supported the pension risk transfer business, including pension buy-outs and longevity reinsurance. Before that, Greg was Deputy General Counsel at PineBridge Investments and Associate General Counsel at AIG Investments, where he was the Head of Asset Management Legal in New York and responsible for legal coverage of investment products and advisory arrangements representing over $50 billion in AUM. At AIG Investments, Greg provided advice on registered and private funds, separately managed accounts, regulatory and compliance issues, and broker-dealer and marketing matters.
Before joining AIG Investments, Greg was the General Counsel of a $6 billion AUM private equity and hedge fund manager, where he built the legal and compliance department and was in charge of registering the management company as a registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior thereto, he was Senior Managing Director and General Counsel at the investment bank W.R. Hambrecht + Co., as well as General Counsel to a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.
Greg began his legal career with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City.
Greg holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. from Northwestern University, and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
“Venture Capital Funds: Formation, Terms, Issues Encountered, and Other Practice Tips for Counsel,” CLE presentation for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, October 21, 2020
“Building An Effective Compliance Program,” presentation at Hedge Fund Best Practices conference, sponsored by Institutional Investor, New York NY, February 28, 2005