Stuart Koonce is a partner in Sidley Austin’s Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives practice. His practice focuses on private alternative investment funds—their structuring, management and related regulatory matters. He advises investment advisers in domestic and international offerings of hedge funds, private equity-style funds and funds of funds. His funds practice includes the representation of advisers of funds with a broad variety of strategies, from long-short equity funds to volatility funds with complex options strategies and funds focused on distressed and special opportunity fixed-income investments. His advisory clients range from start-up managers to large institutions, including insurance company affiliates.