BRIAN BOWMAN represents fund sponsors in respect to the formation, offering and operation of hedge funds, private equity funds and registered funds; including the change in ownership of advisory businesses. He also represents institutional limited partners in respect to both their investments in private investment funds and secondary transactions. In addition, Brian has experience providing assistance to investment advisers with respect to the commercial, regulatory and compliance aspects of their operations.
Brian is part of Sidley’s Investment Funds practice team that has won numerous top awards as a provider of legal services to the private funds industry: two-time winner of Chambers and Partners’ “Investment Funds Team of the Year for the U.S.”; Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine’s 2014 Alpha Awards top “onshore” (U.S.) law firm serving the hedge fund industry; four-time recipient of first-tier national rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, and Derivatives and Futures Law; and ranked in the top band for Hedge Funds by Chambers USA every year since 2008.
Brian received his J.D. from American University and his LL.M. from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar.