Alberstadt.Alexandra (c)Alexandra Kambouris Alberstadt  Alexandra Kambouris Alberstadt represents investment funds and advisers on all types of regulatory and compliance matters, under both state and federal law, primarily in matters involving the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act. She counsels registered and unregistered investment advisers in the creation and operation of investment companies, including public and private entities, based domestically and offshore.
Cross.Andrew (c)Andrew P. Cross  Andrew has deep experience in the investment management and derivatives practice areas. As part of his investment management practice, Andrew regularly advises mutual funds and their boards and investment advisers with respect to regulatory matters, including client commission arrangements and related fiduciary oversight matters.
Cruger.James (c)James Cruger  Jim concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, formation of private investment vehicles and joint ventures. Jim has represented numerous private equity funds and public companies in transactions during his 28 year career.
Daley.Susan(c)Susan J. Daley  Susan has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of executive compensation, securities and employee benefits. She is currently co-chair of the BNA Pension & Benefits Advisory Board and president of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.
Ege.Karl (c)Karl John Ege  Karl returned to private practice in March 2008 after serving for more than 15 years as Chief Legal Officer for Russell Investments Group. Although retired from Russell, he remains a director of the 20-20 Investment Association. Karl advises senior executives and boards on matters involving corporate governance, internal controls and corporate investigations.
Frischling.Carl (c)Carl Frischling  One of the most highly regarded investment management lawyers, Carl Frischling represents and advises leaders in the financial services industry on laws and regulations pertaining to financial services, investment companies and mutual funds. He advises independent trustees and directors, investment advisers and investment companies.
Gordon.Phil(c)Phillip Gordon  Phil focuses his practice in the areas of private equity, hotel transactions and management agreements, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and representation of boards of directors of public companies. Over the years, he has supervised the acquisitions, financing and management agreement negotiations of more than 75 hotels in North America and Europe.
Grossman.Aviva (c)Aviva L. Grossman  Aviva Grossman is a partner in the firm’s Investment Management practice. With many years of experience in the financial services and regulatory sector, Aviva provides counsel on complex investment management issues. In her practice, she advises the independent directors of major fund complexes and represents investment advisers and registered funds.
Hinnen.Todd (c)Todd M. Hinnen Todd counsels clients and represents them in litigation regarding privacy, data security, compliance with law enforcement and national security issues. He works closely with the Department of Justice and the Intelligence Community.  Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Todd was the Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Kanach.Jesse (c)Jesse P. Kanach  Jesse is a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice, where he represents asset management firms on virtually all aspects of their investment business, including in connection with fund formation, M&A transactions, and as compliance counsel. Additionally, he advises institutional investors including private wealth management firms, sovereign wealth funds and family offices in assessing terms, negotiating side letters, and forming funds-of-one and other investment vehicles.
Keen.Stephen (c)Stephen A. Keen  With 25 years of experience, Steve is a nationally recognized authority on money market funds and money market instruments and has written extensively on these topics. He has represented the industry in connection with regulatory proposals and in developing new financial products for the money markets, most notably tender option bonds and variable rate demand preferred stock. He also advises clients on the application of federal and state laws to structured products and derivative contracts and their valuation.
140241Peter G. Lawrence  Peter Lawrence focuses on the representation of private equity funds, private businesses and public companies in the middle market.   Peter’s practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, the formation of private equity funds and other pooled investment vehicles, joint ventures and corporate governance.
Lindquist.Teri (c)Teri A. Lindquist  Teri Lindquist focuses her practice on private equity-related financing transactions and fund formation. Teri represents many private equity funds and their portfolio companies in financing transactions associated with leveraged buy outs, acquisitions, workouts and bankruptcies and she also represents mezzanine funds in connection with debt financings.   Teri also represents numerous fund sponsors and fund investors in connection with the formation of investment funds.
140480Kurt E. Linsenmayer  Kurt Linsenmayer focuses his practice on ERISA, federal tax and other rules applicable to pension plans, executive benefits and health and welfare programs. His practice also extends to representing clients before the IRS, U.S. Department of Labor, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and in litigation in federal and state courts..
MLybecker.Martin.cartin E. Lybecker  Martin E. Lybecker is considered to be a leader in the development of the legal theories with regard to the substantial growth of bank securities activities. He serves as counsel to investment companies and their independent directors, investment advisers, broker-dealers, depository institutions and their holding companies, insurance companies and several financial services trade associations.
Mejia.Luis (c) Luis R. Mejia  As a former Chief Litigation Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, partner Lou Mejia is a veteran of high-profile investigations and litigation. Lou represents individuals and organizations before the SEC, Department of Justice, FINRA, Congress and other investigative and regulatory authorities.
Miller.Keith (c)Keith Miller  Keith is a former SEC enforcement attorney whose practice focuses on investigations and white collar crime matters, as well as complex civil litigation.  His clients have included some of the world’s leading financial institutions, including investment banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment advisers and commercial banks, as well as leading Fortune 500 companies.
Moynihan.Molly (c)Mary C. (Molly) Moynihan  Molly Moynihan focuses her practice on investment management clients and serves as counsel to registered open-end investment companies, registered investment advisers, hedge funds and independent directors of fund complexes. She has in-depth experience with risk management issues, including those associated with portfolio management, valuation and cyberrisk.  She has developed and provided counsel on adviser and fund compliance programs, most recently focusing on distribution and sub-TA. Molly also represents providers of political intelligence.
Parise.Mark (c)Mark Parise  Mark Parise advises clients on a variety of governance, regulatory compliance and transactional issues involving mutual funds, closed end funds, private equity and hedge funds. With a comprehensive background and in-depth knowledge of fiduciary obligations, securities regulations and issues arising under the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act, Mark acts as counsel to a wide scope of clients including independent directors of some of the largest fund complexes, registered and unregistered funds and investment advisers.
Peterson.Richard(bw)Richard E. Peterson  Rich Peterson has experience in a wide variety of matters including taxation of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, partnership taxation and international taxation. He is experienced in partnership tax planning, including structuring venture capital funds (both U.S. and international) and advising potential investors.
Tucker.Roy(c)Roy W. Tucker  Roy Tucker is an experienced business counselor and advisor who focuses his practice on public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance and corporate governance and restructurings. Roy has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous public offerings and regularly advises corporate clients and private equity firms on mergers, asset sales and leveraged buyouts.
WilliamsonGwen.cGwendolyn A. Williamson Gwen Williamson concentrates her practice on representing investment advisers and family offices, as well as investment companies and business development companies and their boards of directors. Her experience includes: developing fund and adviser compliance programs; building cybersecurity and financial intermediary oversight programs; large-scale fund and investment adviser mergers and changes in control; separating family office and registered investment adviser operations; and negotiating advisory agreements, fund selling and servicing agreements, credit facilities, securities lending arrangements and other contracts germane to the asset management industry.
Zerega.Todd (c)Todd P. Zerega  Todd Zerega advises asset managers in connection with their compliance with federal securities laws and with respect to their trading of derivative investments, repurchase agreements and other investment contracts.   Todd represents fund companies and their independent directors in connection with their responsibilities under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Todd also advises asset managers with respect to ETFs and with respect to obtaining exemptive relief from the SEC with respect to the operation of ETFs.