John P. Drohan III

Founding Partner of Drohan Lee LLP heads the firm's Alternative Investments Practice Group. He specializes in the areas of commodities and investment advisory law and regulation, including derivatives transactions, and his practice focuses heavily on domestic and offshore hedge fund formation and investment due diligence. Before entering legal practice, Mr. Drohan had an 11-year institutional trading career as a Vice President and senior capital markets dealer for banks including First Chicago International and Deutsche Bank. His trading experience includes all major spot and forward currencies, money market instruments, options and derivatives. Mr. Drohan is a frequent speaker at hedge fund industry and academic conferences, and has published articles on financial economics, federal civil procedure and commodities regulation. He graduated from Washington University at St. Louis in 1982. He earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Investments from Baruch College in 1986, and his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 1990, where he held the position of Comments Editor with the Brooklyn Law Review. He is a member of the American Bar Association, a rostered arbitrator for National Futures Association, and a former member of Association Cambiste Internationale, Forex USA, and Forex North America.