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April 20, 2017

Andrews Kurth Hires Investment Management Attorney

Andrews Kurth has hired J.R. Morgan as counsel in the firm’s Austin, Texas office. Morgan focuses his practice on representing private fund sponsors in the creation and management of their management companies, and on the formation of domestic and international funds, including private equity and hedge funds in the oil and gas and real estate sectors. Morgan also assists clients with structuring family offices, co-investment vehicles, managed accounts and “funds of one.” Bob Jewell, managi Read More »

April 6, 2017

Paul Hastings Investment Management Group Adds Former Head of Paul Weiss’ Investment Management Transactions Practice, Senior Counsel

Paul Hastings has hired Rob Goldbaum, the former head of Paul Weiss’ Investment Management Transactions practice, and Nate Pusey, former senior counsel in the practice, as part of the firm’s Investment Management Group. Goldbaum’s experience includes numerous acquisitions and sales of investment managers, minority investments in traditional and alternative asset management firms, spin-outs and lift-outs of investment management businesses and teams from larger organizations, and capital m Read More »

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Names Former New York Federal Prosecutor McDonald Enforcement Director

Acting CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo recently announced the appointment of federal prosecutor James McDonald as the agency’s new Director of Enforcement. McDonald was a prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, where he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, most recently in the Public Corruption Unit. “Jamie McDonald’s appointment as the Director of the Enforcement Division is a signal to those who may seek to cheat or manipulate U.S. markets that there will be no pause, no le Read More »

March 23, 2017

Proskauer Rose Builds Investment Management Practice by Hiring Team

Proskauer Rose LLP has hired a team of six partners, a senior counsel and “several associates” from Stroock, Stroock & Lavan. The team’s practice includes the representation of registered funds, fund independent board members, investment advisers and other industry service providers, as well as the representation of parties on regulatory and compliance matters, including investigations and settlements. They advise a wide array of clients ranging from specialty operations to some of the Read More »

March 9, 2017

Veteran Investment Funds Attorney Joins Dechert in Dublin

Jeff Mackey, who helped establish the first actively managed exchange-traded fund authorized by Ireland, has joined Dechert as a partner, bolstering the firm’s Dublin office. Mackey joins Dechert from Dillon Eustace, where he specialized in investment funds and asset management. At Dechert, he will focus on the establishment and authorization of investment funds, including alternative investment funds, ETFs and European UCITS. According to Dechert, Mackey regularly represents Irish-based fund Read More »

Lionel André, Former SEC and DOJ Attorney, Joins Murphy & McGonigle

Lionel André, a former attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the DOJ, has joined Murphy & McGonigle as a shareholder in its Washington, D.C. office. André has nearly three decades of experience prosecuting SEC Enforcement matters and DOJ criminal matters. He was most recently Assistant United States Attorney in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he served as Senior Lit Read More »

Daniel Davis Joins the CFTC as General Counsel

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has hired Daniel Davis as the agency’s general counsel. Davis joins the regulator from Proskauer Rose, where he was special counsel in the labor and employment law department. “I’m delighted that Mr. Davis will bring his vast knowledge, keen intellect, and good judgment to the important work of the CFTC. I welcome him to our agency,” said acting CFTC chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo. Before his time at Proskauer Rose, Davis worked at Gibson Dunn Read More »

February 23, 2017

Former SEC Associate Director of Enforcement Joins Sidley Austin

Stephen Cohen has joined Sidley Austin’s Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory practice as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Cohen, who departed the SEC in June of last year after a 12 year tenure, and most recently served as Associate Director of the Enforcement Division, will work closely with Sidley’s White Collar/Government Investigations and Government Strategies practice groups as well. While at the SEC, Cohen worked on enforcement actions across a br Read More »

February 9, 2017

Simmons & Simmons Nabs Derivatives Attorney

Simmons & Simmons announced that it hired Rosali Pretorius, a leading financial markets and commodity derivatives practitioner, who will join the firm’s financial services regulatory team. Pretorius advises sell-side and buy-side clients, including alternative investment funds, banks and broker-dealers on market infrastructure, commodities and derivatives, among other areas. Commenting on the move, Jonathan Hammond, head of financial markets remarked, “As we continue to look for ways to Read More »

Blank Rome Hires Finance Partner

Brendan Delany has joined Blank Rome’s Finance, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Delany’s practice is focused on the financial services, energy and commodities, and real estate sectors, and includes working with clients on cross-border repurchase agreement transactions, asset-based loans and intermediation agreements. His clients include hedge funds, hedge providers, and various other real estate and financial institutions in the Americ Read More »