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Michael R. Rosella

Partner, Corporate Department


Michael Rosella is a Global Chair of the Investment Management practice at Paul Hastings and a Co-Chair of the firm’s Investment Funds & Private Capital practice. Mr. Rosella’s experience and client base in the investment management area covers a broad spectrum. His practice reflects a diversified array of registered investment company structures, including representation of mutual funds, closed-end funds, business development companies, tender offer funds, interval funds, exchange traded funds, unit investment trusts and private investment vehicles. Mr. Rosella also regularly advises investment advisers and broker-dealers on the many issues that embrace those businesses from an asset management perspective. His practice emphasizes the formation of these investment vehicles as well as the various legal issues that are particular to the investment management industry.


  • The Legal 500 USA, Leading Lawyer, Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds (2020-2022)
  • Chambers Global USA Registered Funds (2006-2022)
  • Chambers USA, Investment Funds: Registered Funds (2021)


  • Fordham University Law School, J.D., 1981
  • Hofstra University, B.B.A., 1978 (summa cum laude)


  • Morgan Stanley
  • Gabelli
  • Brookfield Investment Management
  • The Tocqueville Trust
  • Reich & Tang
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Jefferies Finance
  • RBB Trust
  • Fiduciary Trust

Engagement & Publications

  • Publishes, speaks and is quoted regularly on issues and topics affecting the investment management industry
  • Serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Investment Compliance


  • Advisory Board – Mutual Fund Directors Forum
  • Founding member of the committee on investment management regulation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Investment Compliance.
  • Served as Director of the American Heart Association, New York City and regional affiliate and is a member of its Leadership Committee
  • Served on the Board of the Fordham Law School Alumni Association and on its Dean’s Advisory Committee
  • Served on the Board of Trustees of the Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey where he also served on its Legal Committee
  • Serves on the Parents Leadership Council of Boston College

Practice Areas

Investment Funds & Private Capital

Investment Management


Private Investment Funds

ESG & Impact

ESG & Sustainable Finance

Impact Investing

Secondary & Fund Transactions




New York Bar


Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1981

Hofstra University, B.B.A. 1978

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