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Monica Arora is a partner and co-head of the Private Funds Group at Proskauer.

Monica advises asset managers across the full spectrum of investment fund matters. Her particular expertise concentrates within the areas of buyout, private credit, distressed debt, growth equity, infrastructure and real estate funds, including the establishment of bespoke fund structures, joint ventures and other strategic arrangements for sponsors globally.

Monica is a thought leader in the industry.  She is consistently ranked as a leading investment funds lawyer, including by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 and is frequently invited to speak on panels at various industry related events. She is also a prominent and engaged member of the private funds community, including as a committee member and contributor on the New York City Bar Association’s Private Investment Funds Committee and a member of the Editorial Board of Law 360 Private Equity.

Monica’s leadership in the Firm extends well beyond her role in the department as she is a key member of numerous diversity and inclusion initiatives. She is also actively engaged in a number of charitable boards outside of the Firm.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Monica was the global head of the investment funds group at White & Case.

I recently joined the board of Her Justice, a nonprofit legal services organization in New York City and longtime partner of Proskauer that provides assistance to women and their families living in poverty who have high-stakes legal needs.

I was introduced to the organization by a friend and former colleague, and over the past few years have come to understand their mission and approach.  Seeing the many women in our city experiencing pain and fear due to unaffordable housing, parenting children with insufficient income or job prospects, abandonment, and abuse, I felt compelled to become more involved.

The staff lawyers at Her Justice train and supervise thousands of volunteer lawyers who are mobilized to help women in need throughout New York City. In 2018 alone, Her Justice organized more than 76,000 volunteer hours helping nearly 10,000 women and children.