Mara Topping

Partner, White & Case
Ms. Topping is a partner in White & Case’s capital markets group and concentrates on domestic and international private equity investment funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds.  Ms. Topping has extensive experience in the formation, structuring and issuance of securities by private pooled investment vehicles.  She also has experience structuring funds that include one or more debt tranches.  Additionally, she advises on internal investment advisor “house” arrangements including compensation, employment and regulatory compliance.  She has represented investment managers, sponsors and investors, including high-net-worth individuals as well as banks and other institutional investors including international and development financial institutions.  She is a member of the EMPEA Legal and Regulatory Council and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Africa Venture Capital Association Strategic Engagement Committee.