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    Dulcie D. Brand

    Dulcie D. Brand
    Partner

    T: +1.213.488.7244 F: +1.213.629.1033

    Dulcie Brand is a partner in the law firm's Corporate & Securities practice and is located in the Los Angeles office. She represents institutional investors in all aspects of their alternative investment programs from initial due diligence and structuring through investment and disposition. She represents public pension plans and other institutional investors, including funds of funds, in investing in complex limited partnerships including venture capital, buyout, distressed debt and other funds. She also represents institutional investors in real estate opportunity and other real estate funds. In addition to fund investments, Ms. Brand advises institutional investors in direct investments in companies, co-investments, and in forming and maintaining strategic relationships, including joint ventures and captive fund of funds structures. She counsels institutional investors on arrangements with advisors and other aspects of their private equity programs. As a part of her private equity practice, Ms. Brand represents institutional investors in restructuring private equity investments, including in bankruptcy cases, and in portfolio transactions, including secondary sales and purchases. Representative clients include the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association.

    Affiliations

    National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, Executive Board; Executive Board Liaison to Investment Steering Committee; Editorial Committee for The NAPPA Report.

    Speaking Engagements

    Investing in Emerging Markets, Moderator, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2013

    Ethics Issues: Roles of In-House Counsel in Administrative Adjudications and Use of Social Media, Panel Presentation, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2012

    Secondary Transactions 101 and Beyond, Moderator, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2012

    Requests for Proposals: Government Procurements in the Twenty-First Century, Moderator, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2012

    Evaluation Processes for Non-Traditional Investments, Moderator, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2012

    Custody Issues and Investment Options, Panel Presentation, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, February 2011

    Placement Agents: Legislative, Regulatory and Policy Developments, Panel Presentation, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2010

    Due Diligence and Monitoring of Investments in Real Estate, Private Equity and Hedge Funds, Moderator, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, February 2010

    Fiduciary Duties for Investment Staff, Client Training Sessions, September 2009

    Review and Negotiation of Alternative Investment Fund Documents, Panel Presentation, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2009

    Legal, Accounting and Tax Issues Related to Redemptions: Clawbacks, Side Pockets, Gates & SPV, Speaker, Financial Research Associates, LLC, June 2009

    Emerging Managers: Raising a VC Fund in a Bear Market, Private Equity Week, May 2009

    Secondary Markets 101, Panel Presentation, Institutional Limited Partners Association, March 2009

    Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Nothin' Remains Quite the Same, Panel Presentation, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, February 2009

    Investments: Hot Topics, Panel Presentation, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, February 2008

    Private Equity – Getting the Benefit of Your Bargain, Panel Presentation, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, February 2005

    Fiduciary Duties Meet Disclosure Obligations, Panel Presentation, Institutional Limited Partners Association, October 2003

    Fiduciary Duties in Alternative Business Entities, Panel Presentation, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 2003

    Private Equity and Real Estate: A Timely Primer for Public Plan Counsel, Panel Presentation, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, July 2003

    Structuring Transactions with Financially Troubled Entities, Client Conference, 2003

    Admissions
    State of California
    District of Columbia
    State of Illinois
    State of Texas
    Education
    J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1981
    with high honors, Order of the Coif
    B.A., Texas A&M University, 1976
    summa cum laude

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