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Stephen C. Tirrell


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

Steve Tirrell’s practice focuses on structuring domestic and international private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate investment funds and funds of funds, and providing continuing legal and regulatory advice to investment advisers, both registered and unregistered.

Steve has experience on matters relating to management company structuring, employment agreements, seed capital arrangements, soft dollars and issues involving regulatory compliance.

In addition to his private fund practice, Steve represents and advises a variety of entities, including corporations, banks, broker-dealers, CDOs and hedge funds, with respect to issues involving credit derivatives, equity derivatives and other complex derivatives products.

Before moving to Boston, Steve was an associate with the New York law firm of Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP, where he was a member of both the Investment Management and Structured Products Groups and split his time between structuring a variety of hedge funds and negotiating complex derivative transactions.


  • Current Issues and Recent Developments Affecting Hedge Funds, Bingham seminar, New York (2014)
  • Emerging Managers: Launching a Successful Private Fund in the Current Market, Bingham and Apex Fund Services Joint Seminar, Boston (2014)
  • New Opportunities and Challenges for Emerging Fund Managers, Boston (2013)
  • Understanding the Structure of Private Funds, NSCP New England Regional Meeting, Boston (2012)
  • Exempt Reporting Adviser Status: How Exempt Am I?, Bingham’s Investment Management Audio Broadcast Series (2011)
  • Rise of Seeding Funds in Light of the Volcker Rule, GAIM Ops Cayman, Grand Cayman (2011)
  • Compliance and Regulatory Environment for Fund Managers, Ivy Plus Seminar, Boston (2011)
  • Getting It All Done Correctly — Compliance Best Practices and Your Form ADV Part 2, Bingham Seminar, Boston (2011)
  • Expansion of Investment Adviser Regulation: Implications for Private Fund Managers, Boston (2010)
  • After the “Big Bang” Protocol: An Update on the CDS and Derivatives Market Post-2008, Boston Hedge Fund Group Seminar, Boston (2009)
  • Hedge Fund Compliance and Risk Management Issues, National Society of Compliance Professionals, Inc., Regional Meeting, Boston (2009)
  • The Increasing Use of Swaps by Hedge Funds: Pulling Down the Veil on ISDA Terms, Negotiations and Operations, Boston Hedge Fund Group Seminar, Boston (2006)
  • Navigating §28(e) and Soft Dollars, and the Best Execution Requirement, IQPC Hedge Fund Registration and Compliance Conference, New York (2006)

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