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Managing Director & General Counsel at AQR Capital Management, LLC
Brendan is Managing Director and General Counsel at AQR Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment adviser based in Greenwich, CT where he is responsible for managing the full spectrum of the firm's legal affairs. Prior to joining AQR in 2004, Brendan worked at the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP as an Associate in their Investment Management Group where he regularly represented registered investment companies, investment advisers and broker-dealers. Brendan has extensive experience in issues relating to the establishment and ongoing operation of hedge funds and funds of funds (U.S. and offshore) as well as private equity funds investing in the U.S. and abroad, including emerging markets. He also worked for the law firm of Seward & Kissel LLP as an Associate in the firm’s Financial Services & Investment Management Department. At Seward, Brendan dealt in related matters with respect to investment advisers, including commodity pool operation, management company structuring, fund marketing and advertising, employment agreements, joint ventures and seed capital arrangements. Brendan received his JD from Cornell Law School in 2000 and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in International Relations & Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Brendan has spoken at a number of industry conferences on regulatory matters affecting the financial services industry and currently serves as Chairman of the Managed Funds Association’s CTA, CPO and Futures Committee and as a member of MFA’s Investment Adviser and Government Affairs Committees. In addition, Brendan serves on the National Futures Association’s Board of Directors and is an active member of the Investment Company Institute’s Equity Markets and Derivatives Markets Advisory Committees. Brendan also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics, a joint research center between the Law School, the Wharton School and the Department of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.