International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Martha F. Coultrap has joined the Firm’s Corporate Group in New York as a Partner. 

Ms. Coultrap’s practice focuses on private investment funds and fund investors.  She represents a variety of investors in alternative investments, including institutional investors, funds of funds, regulated financial institutions, public and private U.S. and non- US pension funds in domestic and offshore buy-out, growth, venture capital, hedge and special situations funds.  Ms. Coultrap joins Dorsey from the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP, where she was a partner in the New York office and headed the Private Investment Funds Group.

Ms. Coultrap has an A.B. degree from Cornell University and a J.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.  Ms. Coultrap serves as a director of Let’s Get Ready, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides high school students from historically under-served communities and first-generation-to-college students with free SAT preparation, admission counseling and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college.

“Martha Coultrap is an outstanding private investment funds lawyer who has been well known and highly respected by members of Dorsey’s private funds’ team,” noted Dorsey Partner Steven Khadavi, who heads the Firm’s New York office and is a member of its Management Committee. “She will be a terrific addition to our strong, multi-office private funds team.”

“We are delighted to have Martha join us in New York,” added Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler.  “She is another example of the key, strategic hiring we are continuing to do to build our depth and breadth across our practices and in our offices around the globe.”

“I am extremely pleased to be joining Dorsey and its great Firm-wide team of corporate and private funds lawyers,” noted Ms. Coultrap.