Kunal Malhotra

General Counsel of Funds and Capital Formation

Heart is what separates the good from the great.

Michael Jordan


Kunal focuses on fund formation, strategic product development, and investment management matters. Prior to joining TCV, Kunal was the Head of Legal for J.P. Morgan Private Capital, providing legal and strategic counsel for the buildout and launch of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s first private equity platform, as well as advising deal teams on venture capital, growth equity, and impact investing in technology, consumer, Fintech, and green energy companies. Kunal previously led the legal team supporting closed-end fund launches and early-stage investing by J.P. Morgan Wealth Management’s Alternative Investments Group.

Before moving in-house, Kunal was an investment funds attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Sidley Austin LLP, in each case representing investment managers and financial services companies on a broad range of matters. He has spearheaded the formation of private investment funds with capital commitments ranging from $100 million to $15 billion and provided ongoing counsel covering transactional, investment management and regulatory matters.

Before law school, Kunal spent four years working for the Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg administration and the New York City Council where he focused on expanding technology access to underserved New Yorkers and enhancing New York City government’s utilization of technology.


Kunal is the proud father of a five-year old and a three-year old, so these days, his only true hobby is sneaking vegetables onto the family dinner menu. He relishes both travel and music, and he tries to stop by a jazz bar in every city he visits. Notably, Kunal is a lifelong hot sauce connoisseur – he’s never met a spicy pepper he doesn’t like.


Kunal earned his JD from Northwestern University School of Law and his BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

prev   /   next