Michelle E.P. Nunez

Senior Counsel


Michelle E.P. Nuñez is a senior counsel and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She counsels institutional investors, unregistered funds, including hedge funds and private equity funds, and their advisers on a range of U.S. legal and regulatory matters relating to fund investments, the structuring, restructuring and formation of funds, fund reorganizations, acquisitions and mergers, regulatory and compliance matters relating to existing funds, fund governance issues and investment adviser compliance. Ms. Nuñez also advises impact investors on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding launching private funds that focus on achieving social benefit as well as financial returns. She is a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital and Transactional & Securities Practices.

Thought Leadership 

Ms. Nuñez has co-lead regular seminars on U.S. legal and regulatory issues relevant to UK-based investment advisers and private funds. She has conducted training on U.S. regulatory issues relevant to fund lawyers in Europe and the Middle East. She is also a co-author of “The Bespoke Solution—Advantages and Challenges in Tailoring Single Investor Funds,” Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Daily, August 28, 2015.


Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Nuñez’s work, as a member of a team, was recognized as American Lawyer’s Pro Bono Deal of the Year in 2014 and the deal was “Commended” by the Financial Times in 2014.


Ms. Nuñez earned her J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School (2007), where she served as a comments editor on the Law Review. She received her B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in linguistics and philosophy (2004).


She is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.


A Summary of Certain Recent Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions
04 April 2019
Legal News: Investment Management Update
A Compilation of Non-Enforcement Actions
29 April 2016
Legal News: Investment Management Update
The Bespoke Solution – Advantages and Challenges in Tailoring Single Investor Funds
28 August 2015
Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Daily