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Richard A. Goldman


As of November 24, 2014 practicing with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Rich Goldman is the co-chair of Bingham’s global Investment Management Practice Group. He represents U.S. and international hedge funds and funds of funds, advising them on a broad range of issues, including formation and structure, strategic and seed capital arrangements, succession planning, marketing and solicitation arrangements, separately managed accounts, and all types of trading and operational issues. Rich also represents private equity managers in the formation of their funds and related matters.

He regularly advises clients on registration as investment advisers with the SEC, regulatory reporting and compliance matters, equity swaps and other derivatives, and private placements of securities. Rich also advises endowments and other institutional investors in connection with structuring and negotiating their investments in private funds.

Rich is the founder of the Boston Hedge Fund Group, an organization for chief financial officers, chief operating officers, general counsel and other senior legal, accounting and compliance professionals involved with hedge funds in the greater Boston area. He is ranked by Chambers USA, the leading publisher of business law guides as a leading attorney in the hedge funds industry in the state (Massachusetts), national and global business law guides. Rich is also a lecturer at Boston University’s Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, teaching a course on hedge funds in the LL.M. program.

Before joining Bingham from another law firm in Boston, Rich was general counsel and chief operating officer at Kobrick Capital Management LP and Kobrick Funds LLC, hedge and mutual fund firms, respectively.


  • Established numerous master-feeder and side-by-side structures in various jurisdictions focused on investing in a wide range of strategies, including long-short equity, fixed income, high-yield, distressed securities, arbitrage, loan origination, global macro, emerging market and micro-finance
  • Structured and negotiated numerous seed capital investments, including for a significant institutional investor
  • Established private equity funds focused on investing in private companies and in RMBS, as well as to co-invest with hedge funds
  • Established a managed account platform for an international firm
  • Sold pre-eminent investment management company to a financial institution
  • Launched several insurance-dedicated funds of funds, including a bank eligible fund
  • Negotiated complex agreements with prime brokers and trading counterparties
  • Launched funds for a Dubai based investment manager focused on investing in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Region


  • Current Issues and Recent Developments Affecting Hedge Funds, Bingham seminar, New York (2014)
  • Investment Adviser Compliance Roundtable, Bingham McCutchen and ACA Compliance Group Roundtable (2014)
  • Regulatory and Compliance Update, Goldman Sachs Tenth Annual Boston Hedge Fund Conference, Boston (2014)
  • 2013 Annual Review of Laws and Regulations Affecting Hedge Fund Managers, New York and Boston (2013)
  • Overview of Current Regulatory Focus Areas, Ernst & Young Global Hedge Fund Symposium, Boston (2013)
  • Private Fund Sales and Marketing: A Conversation With Senior Staff From the SEC Division of Trading and Markets, PLI webinar (2013)
  • Hedge Fund Advertising, Boston Securities Analyst Society, Boston (2013)
  • How Endowments View Alternatives, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Moderator, Boston (2013)
  • Goldman Sachs’ Prime Brokerage Form PF Workshop, Boston (2012)
  • Update on Select CFTC and SEC Topics, Financial Executive Alliance, Boston Hedge Fund Networking Group, Boston (2012)
  • Deloitte Hedge Fund Symposium: The Show Must Go On: Succession Planning, Boston (2012)
  • KPMG Alternative Investment Share Forum: Alternative Investments Legal Issues and Trends, Boston (2012)
  • Brighton House Associates Emerging Managers Conference: SEC’s Proposed Rules on Advertising, Boston (2012)
  • Boston Hedge Fund Group Symposium, Boston (2012)
  • Common Sense Investment Management Forum: Legal & Regulatory Panel, Portland, Ore. (2009–2013)
  • Regulatory Roundtable — Expert Networks, Boston (2011)
  • Prime Brokerage Agreements in the New Regulatory Environment, Moderator, Boston (2011)
  • New Regulatory Reforms: The Impact on Your Business, Seminar co-sponsored by Boston Hedge Fund Group, Managed Funds Association (MFA) and State Street, Boston (2011)
  • How Will Dodd-Frank Legislation Impact Alternative Investing?, CAIA Association (2010)
  • Global Hedge Fund Symposium: A New Regulatory Regime — Implications for Funds and Advisers, Ernst & Young, Boston (2010)
  • Expansion of Investment Adviser Regulation: Implications for Private Fund Managers, Massachusetts Society of CPAs, Moderator, Boston (2010)
  • Goldman Sachs: Annual Hedge Fund CFO Conference, Boston (2010)



  • Boston Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers, Private Funds/Hedge Funds (2015)
  • Best Lawyers, Securities/Capital Markets (2014–2015)
  • Chambers Global, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (2012–2014)
  • Chambers USA, Hedge and Mutual Funds (Massachusetts) (2008–2011, Band 1: 2012–2014); Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (2011–2014)
  • Legal 500 US (2012, 2014)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Tax Review

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