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 Exchange Act, the Bank Holding Company Act, and the Dodd-Frank Act.

Cohen was most recently managing director and general counsel for Highbridge Capital Management, and prior to that served as the global head of alternatives legal for JPMorgan Asset and Wealth Management.

“Josh brings deep fund formation and regulatory experience across a range of alternative investment funds — hedge funds in particular — and the unique perspective gained from his in-house roles that will be a great benefit to our global investment funds platform. As our investment fund clients continue expanding their strategies, we are delighted to expand on our current strong hedge fund formation, advisory and regulatory capabilities to meet their needs,” said John O’Neil, global head of Kirkland’s Investment Funds Group.

Cohen’s hiring comes on the heels of several other recent hires within Kirkland’s Investment Funds Group including David King, Alpa Patel, Sean Hill and Stephanie Berdik, Erica Williams and Marian Fowler and Anand Damodaran.