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Christopher  P. Healey
 

Christopher P. Healey

Counsel
 
900 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001 
 
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Phone: +1-202-636-5879
Fax: +1-202-636-5502

Based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Christopher Healey is Counsel in the Registered Funds Practice. With what clients describe as “unparalleled knowledge” (The Legal 500 United States), Christopher frequently counsels clients on novel applications for SEC exemptive relief and investment company status issues under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as well as on the development of innovative retail products and complex asset management M&A transactions. Christopher’s practice focuses on advising registered funds, business development companies (BDCs), investment advisers and fund boards. He has represented preeminent sponsors and investment managers such as BC Partners, Blackstone, Carlyle and First Eagle, among others. Christopher was named a “Rising Star” at Fund Intelligence’s 2020 Mutual Funds Industry and ETF Awards.

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Work Highlights
  • BC Partners in connection with the launch of its BDC platform, acquisition of the PTMN (formerly KCAP) advisory relationship and subsequent mergers of PTMN with three other public BDCs
  • Blackstone Credit with respect to its listed closed-end funds and interval fund
  • Carlyle with respect to its role as adviser to a credit-focused interval fund
  • First Eagle in connection with its BDC and launch of an interval fund
  • Asset management M&A transactions, including advising: Blackstone in its acquisitions of DCI and Harvest Fund Advisors, as well as its acquisitions of minority stakes in GI Partners, Kohlberg & Co., L.P., Leonard Green, Marlin Equity Partners and PAG; Blackstone and Corsair Capital in their majority investment in First Eagle Investment Management; JPMorgan in its capacity as financial advisor in several BDC mergers; KKR in its transaction to become sole adviser to Corporate Capital Trust; Lightyear in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Advisor Group; MassMutual in its sale of OppenheimerFunds to Invesco; Oaktree in its acquisition of the Fifth Street BDC relationship; and USAA in the sale of its mutual fund business to Victory Capital
  • Lyft in obtaining an SEC order regarding its investment exemptive company status under the Investment Company Act of 1940
Accolades
  • “Rising Star,” Fund Intelligence Mutual Fund Industry and ETF Awards (2020)
  • “Rising Star in Washington, D.C.,” Super Lawyers (2019-2021)
Education
  • George Washington University Law School, 2011 J.D.
    Executive Editor for The George Washington Law Review
  • Tufts University, 2006 B.A.
Associations
  • Co-Chair of the Investment Management and Broker-Dealer Regulation Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (2017-Present)
Admissions
  • New York 2012
  • District of Columbia 2013

Based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Christopher Healey is Counsel in the Registered Funds Practice. With what clients describe as “unparalleled knowledge” (The Legal 500 United States), Christopher frequently counsels clients on novel applications for SEC exemptive relief and investment company status issues under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as well as on the development of innovative retail products and complex asset management M&A transactions. Christopher’s practice focuses on advising registered funds, business development companies (BDCs), investment advisers and fund boards. He has represented preeminent sponsors and investment managers such as BC Partners, Blackstone, Carlyle and First Eagle, among others.

A recognized emerging leader in the industry, Christopher was named a “Rising Star” at Fund Intelligence’s 2020 Mutual Funds Industry and ETF Awards and has been consistently listed as a “Rising Star in Washington, D.C.” by Super Lawyers. He has co-authored articles for several prominent industry publications, including The Investment Lawyer, Law360, BoardIQ, Fund Directions and Fund Board Views. He also is co-author of a chapter on fund formation in the PLI Treatise: Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation, and has been a key contributor to the Firm’s quarterly Registered Funds Alert since its inaugural issue. Christopher has served as the Co-Chair of the Investment Management and Broker-Dealer Regulation Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia since 2017.

Christopher received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where he was an Executive Editor for The George Washington Law Review and interned for the Investment Company Institute and the SEC. He earned his B.A. from Tufts University. He is admitted to practice in New York and Washington, D.C.

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