Justin Capozzi is a corporate associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he is a member of the Investment Funds Practice Group. His practice focuses on regulatory and compliance matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, and related securities laws for private equity, credit, venture capital, hedge, and real estate funds.

Justin has experience advising clients through SEC examinations, investigations, and enforcement actions in addition to regulatory and compliance issues arising during formation, fundraises, mergers and acquisitions, and continuing operations. He regularly reviews and revises Form ADVs, compliance programs, policies and procedures, marketing materials, advisory agreements, and periodic filings.


Thought Leadership


"SEC Adopts Rules and Interpretive Guidance to Enhance and Clarify the Obligations of Financial Professionals," Journal of Investment Compliance, November 2019

"SEC's Division of Investment Management Voices Concerns Over Registered Funds Investing in Cryptocurrencies and Cryptocurrency-Related Products" Journal of Investment Compliance, August 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

New York City Bar Association

American Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017New York


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2016
    Pro Bono Pledge Honoree
  • University of Miami School of Business AdministrationB.S.B.A., Management & Business Law2012