Brantley Hawkins is a partner at CROKE FAIRCHILD DUARTE & BERES, where his practice focuses on private funds and investment management.
Prior to joining the firm, Brantley was a senior associate in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP where he advised clients on the formation and operation of hundred-million and multi-billion-dollar private investment funds. Brantley has also represented large institutional investors regarding their investments in private funds, in addition to advising financial institutions, fund sponsors and other entities regarding exemptions under the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act. Brantley served as in-house counsel for Two Sigma Investments LP, a New York-based hedge fund manager where he provided fund formation and regulatory counsel.
In addition to his corporate work, Brantley has successfully represented asylum seekers from Honduras through their immigration proceedings. He has also assisted clients in connection with the Promise of Justice Initiative’s non-unanimous juries project. Brantley is a member of “1844,” an association of African-American lawyers, founded in 2014 as a vehicle to address the challenges of industry representation and to promote collaboration, business development and mentorship. The name ‘1844’ highlights the year the first African-American, Macon Bolling Allen, was admitted to practice law in the United States.