Timothy M. Clark is a partner Mayer Brown’s New York office and co-leader of the firm’s Global Private Funds and Investment Management Practice. He has more than two decades of experience in the investment funds industry representing clients in matters related to fund formation, mergers and acquisitions investments, and private funds investments. He has a proven track record with secondary transactions and provides advice to a broad range of investors and funds, including, venture capital, hedge, private equity, and sovereign wealth funds.

Drawing on his extensive experience, Timothy excels at delivering insight on potential new deals and the impact of the most up-to-date market trends. He offers in depth knowledge on financial regulations, ensuring clients correctly comply to new and established regulatory actions. He specifically has thorough knowledge on the Investment Company Act, as well as the Investment Advisers Act and works with clients to construct their most effective, long-term course of action.

Timothy regularly represents an array of clients within private equity and hedge funds such as infrastructure, buy-out, real estate, mezzanine funds, global macro funds, distressed funds, long/short equity funds, risk and convertible arbitrage funds, emerging market funds, pension funds, relative value funds, and endowment funds.

Timothy has been recommended by Best Lawyers in America in their Private/Hedge Fund Law category and has been recognized by Legal 500 for his leading role in private equity and alternative/hedge funds. He has also been named on Who’s Who Legal 2021 in their Private Funds Formation category. In addition, he was recently named a "Notable Practitioner" by IFLR1000 for investment funds in the United States and New York.  He has published articles on co-investments and regulatory compliance in The Investment Lawyer and Private Equity International.


New York University, JD
Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law

Oberlin College, BA, with honors


  • New York


  • Managed Funds Association
  • New York Hedge Funds Roundtable
  • Member and CCO University Faculty Professor
  • Regulatory Compliance Association