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August 11, 2017

Winston & Strawn Adds Partner Beth Kramer Plus Team of Eight Former Chadbourne Partners to New York Office

Winston & Strawn has hired Beth Kramer as a corporate partner in New York. Kramer joins the firm from Chadbourne & Parke (now Norton Rose Fulbright), where she was a partner. She has extensive experience advising U.S. and non-U.S. asset managers on fund management, and regulatory and compliance issues. Kramer counsels private funds, separately managed accounts, family offices, investment advisers and investment companies on structuring, organization, distribution, and SEC regulatory and Read More »

July 28, 2017

Kirkland & Ellis Adds Former SEC Official to Investment Funds Group

Kirkland & Ellis has hired Alpa Patel as a partner in the firm’s Investment Funds Group in Washington, D.C. Patel was most recently with the Securities and Exchange Commission as the branch chief of the Private Funds Branch of the investment adviser policy and rulemaking office of the Division of Investment Management where she focused on implementing regulations affecting private fund advisers and assisted the SEC in developing policy initiatives relating to private funds and private fund Read More »

July 14, 2017

Willkie Farr Nabs Former Stroock Fund Formation Specialist

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has hired fund formation attorney Lior Ohayon as a partner in its asset management group in New York. Previously, Ohayon was chair of the private funds group and co-chair of the corporate practice group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Ohayon advises domestic and foreign banks, financial services companies and investment management firms on fund formation, asset management, compensation and regulatory matters across asset classes and investment structures in Read More »

Former SEC Deputy Director of Enforcement Joins Jones Day

Jones Day has hired David P. Bergers, a former acting deputy director of the Enforcement Division at the Securities and Exchange Commission, as a partner in the firm’s securities litigation and SEC enforcement practice. Bergers joins Jones Day from LPL Financial where he was general counsel. At LPL, Bergers oversaw a team of 90 professionals providing legal, transactional and regulatory advice, handling regulatory examinations, investigations and litigation, and helping the company proactively Read More »

June 30, 2017

Kirkland & Ellis Expands Investment Funds Group with Two Hires

Kirkland & Ellis has hired investment fund specialists Sean Hill and Stephanie Berdik as partners in the firm’s investment funds group. Both will be based out of the firm’s new Boston office that opened earlier this month. Hill focuses on the formation of private investment funds, and structuring and execution of secondary transactions. He has advised emerging managers to established, multi-strategy firms managing more than $100 billion in assets. Prior to joining Kirkland, Hill was co-h Read More »

Clifford Chance Adds Partner to Fund Formation Practice

Clifford Chance has hired Michael Sabin as a corporate partner in the firm’s New York office. Sabin advises sponsors of private investment funds on structuring and formation matters. He was previously counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton, where he acted for a variety of fund sponsors, including buyout, real estate, energy, infrastructure and credit opportunities funds, and hedge funds. He also advises on fund restructurings, management joint ventures, the funds portion of asset manager M&A Read More »

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 »