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Hedge Fund Report - Summary of Key Developments - Spring 2012

March 27, 2012

By THE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, SECURITIES LITIGATION & TAX PRACTICES

This continues to be a time of rapid change for the hedge fund industry, as the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the CFTC), and various other regulatory agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board (the Federal Reserve) and the Department of the Treasury (the Treasury), continue to propose and finalize rules to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act). There have also been a number of significant developments in the hedge fund tax area, and the SEC and private plaintiffs have continued to bring enforcement actions and litigation involving hedge funds and other types of private investment funds and fund managers.

This Report provides an update since our last Hedge Fund Report in November 2011 and highlights recent regulatory and tax developments, as well as recent civil litigation and enforcement actions as they relate to the hedge fund industry. Paul Hastings attorneys are available to answer your questions on these and any other developments affecting hedge funds and their investors and advisers.