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William D Kerr

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Partner in Sidley's Chicago office, global leader of the firm's global Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He represents clients in securities and derivatives-related corporate and regulatory matters, including organization and operation of U.S. and offshore hedge funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, real estate funds and private equity funds, organization, operation and acquisition of investment advisers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors, fund restructurings, structured products, and derivatives documentation and regulation.


Harvard Law School (JD, 1983); Yale University (BA, 1980, cum laude).