Philip T. Hinkle


Philip T. Hinkle


Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States of America 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3460 | +1 202 261 3333


Philip T. Hinkle regularly advises U.S. registered and private investment funds and their boards, investment managers and other financial institutions on a variety of investment management and commodities and derivatives matters.

Mr. Hinkle provides advice to U.S. registered funds and their investment advisers and boards on all aspects of the fund business. Mr. Hinkle has significant experience with registered funds’ use of commodities and derivatives and alternative strategies and related restrictions under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Mr. Hinkle regularly works on complex registered fund and investment manager merger transactions. Mr. Hinkle also provides advice to private fund managers on establishing new mutual fund businesses.

Mr. Hinkle is actively engaged in the firm’s global commodities and derivatives practice. He regularly works with U.S. and non-U.S. investment managers and other financial institutions in engaging in a range of derivatives transactions, including compliance with new requirements adopted under Dodd-Frank. Mr. Hinkle also advises investment managers on matters arising under the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations affecting their businesses, including requirements on commodity pool operators or commodity trading advisors.

In the most recent edition of Chambers USA, which recognized Mr. Hinkle as an “Up and Coming” lawyer for Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance, clients comment that he is "very practical, solution-oriented and highly responsive." Mr. Hinkle was recognized as a Rising Star in the area of investment funds in the IFLR1000’s Financial and Corporate 2017 guide. In 2016, he was named as a Rising Star by the Mutual Fund Industry Awards 2016, selected by the editorial staff of Fund Action and Fund Directions. He was also recognized in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 (US) in the area of mutual/registered funds.

  • The College of William & Mary, B.B.A., 2003
  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2006, cum laude, Senior Symposia Editor, Administrative Law Review
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Speaking Engagements
  • Asset Managers’ Use of Derivatives in Stressed Markets — Dechert LLP, COVID-19 Coronavirus Business Impact Webinar (March 27, 2020)
  • Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges 2020 — Presented by the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 30, 2020)
  • Derivatives Update: Key EU and U.S. Considerations — Dechert LLP, Webinar (July 11, 2019)
  • Derivatives-Related Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges — Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges 2018 presented by the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (January 31, 2018)
  • CFTC and NFA Ongoing Compliance in a Changing Regulatory Environment Seminar — Dechert LLP, Webinar (September 12, 2017)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Global Derivatives Market Update — Dechert LLP, Webinar (April 12, 2017)
  • Advanced Topics in CFTC and NFA Ongoing Compliance – Dechert LLP, London, UK (May 10, 2016)
  • SEC Derivatives Rule Proposal: A Panel Discussion with Key SEC and Industry Lawyers — Presented by the D.C. Bar Association, Washington, DC (March 1, 2016)
  • Dechert Coffee Break: What’s New in U.S. Derivatives Regulation for Hedge Fund Managers? — Dechert LLP, Webinar (January 29, 2016)
  • Regulation of Swaps under Dodd-Frank: Implications for French Asset Managers — Presentation to The Association Française de la Gestion Financière, Paris (June 4, 2015)
  • Hot Topics in Derivatives Regulation: Issues for the Buy Side — Investment Advisor Association, Webinar (June 3, 2015)
  • Update zu Aktuellen Aufsichtsrechtlichen Entwicklungen in den USA: Volcker Rule & CFTC-Vorschriften für Swaps nach Dodd-Frank — BVI Seminar, (February 18, 2014)
  • Transaction Reporting under EMIR: Update on the Position of Exchange Traded Derivatives — Dechert LLP, Webinar (January 13, 2014)