Rose F. DiMartino
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Rose F. DiMartino is a partner in Willkie's Asset Management Department. An expert on the Investment Company Act of 1940, she has over 30 years of experience counseling registered investment companies and their advisers in all aspects of fund organization and operation. She focuses on both open-end and closed-end funds, advising them, their Boards and advisers on a full range of matters, including regulatory and compliance, contract approvals, disclosure issues, restructuring and financing, and acquisitions. Ms. DiMartino also advises clients on investment adviser registration and regulation, strategic alliances, and wrap fee programs.

Recently, she has advised a number of closed-end funds and their Boards on strategies to address the discount at which fund shares trade, including tenders, share repurchases and managed distributions. She also advises funds on liquidations, mergers, restructurings, policy changes and, for closed-end funds specifically, insurance of debt and preferred stocks, shelf registrations, at-the-market offerings and rights issues.

Chambers USA (2013) ranks Ms. DiMartino nationally among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Investment Funds: Registered Funds. Ms. DiMartino is included in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America for her work in the area of Mutual Funds Law.

Ms. DiMartino is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York. Ms. DiMartino received a JD (cum laude) from St. John's University School of Law in 1981, an MA. from Fordham University in 1977, and a BA (cum laude) from Catholic University of America in 1974.