Co-head of the Hedge Funds practice and co-head of Ropes & Gray's New York office. Her practice focuses on fund and management company structuring, as well as providing ongoing securities law, investment structuring, trading, and compliance advice to investment funds. Recent projects have focused on innovative fund structures, multi-national investment platforms, and fund restructurings. Laurel represents both "buyers" and "sellers" in strategic sales of interests in hedge fund management entities and represents the hedge fund seed platform of several large investment clients. Laurel is particularly attuned to the legal, operational and risk management challenges faced by clients.