People Moves

October 6, 2017

Former Highbridge Capital Management GC Joshua Cohen Joins Kirkland & Ellis as Partner

Joshua Cohen has joined Kirkland & Ellis’ Investment Funds Group as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. Cohen’s areas of expertise include the formation, structuring and maintenance of open and closed-end private funds, including, hedge funds, private equity and credit funds, hybrid funds, fund of funds vehicles and liquid alternative mutual funds. Cohen’s  knowledge also includes the Investment Advisers Act, the Securities Act, the Investment Company Act, the Commodities Exchan Read More »

September 22, 2017

Stroock Snags Private Funds Partner Eric Requenez

Eric Requenez has joined Stroock’s private funds group as a partner in the New York office. Requenez’s practice focuses on the structuring and distribution of investment funds, proprietary products and securities offerings, as well as advising funds on transactions and regulatory and compliance matters. His clients include sponsors, investment banks, financial advisers and fund managers, including private equity funds, hedge funds, hybrid funds, fund-of-funds, real estate funds, energy and i Read More »

September 8, 2017

SEC Names Dalia Blass Director of the Division of Investment Management

The Securities and Exchange Commission has hired Dalia Blass as director of the Commission’s Division of Investment Management. Blass joins the SEC from Ropes & Gray, where she advised on a broad range of investment fund, private equity and regulatory matters. Blass joined Ropes in September 2016. (For additional insight from Blass’, see “Ropes & Gray Attorneys Discuss Their Views on What’s in Store for the SEC, Hedge Fund Regulation”) Prior to Ropes & Gray, Blass served i Read More »

James Bermingham Joins Ogier’s Growing Luxembourg Team

Ogier has hired investment fund lawyer James Bermingham as counsel in the firm’s Luxembourg office. Bermingham’s practice focuses on the structuring, formation, regulation, operation and tax issues of both regulated and unregulated alternative investment vehicles. He has prior experience at various offshore law firms, including in London, and also served as general counsel of a global asset manager and a private equity administration group. Bermingham is licensed to practice in England and W Read More »

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 »