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June 16, 2017

Arthur Bell Adds NY Tax Directors Johnson and Contreras

Alternative investment accounting and advisory firm, Arthur Bell, has expanded its private funds team in New York with the additions of directors Michele Johnson and Alex Contreras. Johnson and Contreras will serve investment advisers and private funds, including hedge funds and private equity funds, in their new positions. Johnson was previously the global director of hedge fund tax services at Citi. As a director in Arthur Bell’s Fund Tax Group, she will be responsible for tax compliance and Read More »

June 2, 2017

ICI’s General Counsel David Blass Joins Simpson Thacher

Investment Company Institute General Counsel David Blass will join Simpson Thacher & Barlettt’s Investment Funds Practice as a partner this month. For the past three years, Blass served as the chief legal officer for the ICI, the trade association for the registered funds industry, where he was responsible for legal and regulatory matters affecting the asset management industry, including investment company, capital markets, pension and tax issues. Before joining ICI, Blass was chief c Read More »

Kirkland & Ellis Expands Investment Funds Regulatory Platform with Addition of Former SEC Officials

Kirkland & Ellis has hired former Securities and Exchange Commission officials Erica Williams and Marian Fowler as partners in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Williams joins the Government, Regulatory & Internal Investigations Practice Group. She previously served as special assistant and associate counsel to President Barack Obama. Prior to working at the White House, Williams spent 11 years at the SEC, serving as deputy chief of staff under Chairs Mary Jo White, Elisse Walter and Read More »

May 19, 2017

Paul Hastings Pair Joins Morgan Lewis’ Investment Management Transactions Practice

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has expanded its investment management transactions practice with the additions of Robert D. Goldbaum and Nathan R. Pusey. Goldbaum and Pusey only joined Paul Hastings in March after departing Paul Weiss. At Morgan Lewis they will represent a wide variety of firms in a full range of asset and wealth management transactions. Both new partners will be based in New York, joining Morgan Lewis’s existing investment management transactions practice and broad-based corpora Read More »

Pepper Hamilton Hires David Stauber for New York Tax Practice

David Stauber has joined Pepper Hamilton as of counsel in the firm’s tax practice group in New York.   Stauber focuses his tax practice on mergers and acquisitions, fund formation and securities offerings. He handles a broad range of transactions, including cross-border transactions and corporate restructurings, and has considerable experience with international tax matters. “David is well-versed in M&A and international tax matters, and is able to distill those issues down to provide e Read More »

May 5, 2017

K&L Gates Hires Partner for Investment Management Practice

K&L Gates recently hired Eden Rohrer as a partner in the firm’s investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice in New York. Rohrer, who was most recently a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, concentrates her practice on broker-dealer regulatory, enforcement and litigation matters, including self-regulatory organization membership, employment, research, soft dollar arrangements, chaperoning of foreign broker-dealers, social media, anti-money laundering rules, secu Read More »

Pryor Cashman Adds Structured Finance and Derivatives Partner

Pryor Cashman hired partner Anthony Schouten in the firm’s investment management group. Schouten, who is based in New York, will focus on structured finance and derivatives. He joins the firm from Winston & Strawn, where he was a partner. Schouten represents borrowers, investors and major investment banks in structured credit transactions, including collateralized loan obligations. He also assists banks, funds and corporate end users in swap documentation, including ISDA master agreeme Read More »

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 »