Chris HayesSenior Policy Counsel at Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)
As Senior Policy Counsel at ILPA, Chris leads global advocacy and policy engagement on behalf of limited partners. He also spearheads efforts to standardize legal documents for the private equity industry.
Prior to joining ILPA, Chris served as General Counsel and co-led the government affairs team for the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), a trade association representing U.S. middle market private equity managers and investors, as well as the BDC industry. Previously, Chris worked as a regulatory counsel at the Financial Services Institute, representing broker-dealers and investment advisers, and at FINRA leading investigations and market surveillance for U.S. stock exchanges.
Chris holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego, and a B.A. in political science and legal studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is admitted to practice law in California and the District of Columbia.