Katten Named Best Onshore Law Firm for Hedge Fund Client Services

NEW YORK, September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Katten today announced that HFM recognized the company for its industry-leading hedge fund client offerings at the 2022 HFM US Services Awards in New York City. Winners were chosen based on rigorous judgment by a panel of hedge fund COOs, CFOs, general counsel and others.

“Receiving this accolade underscores what clients and others have told us they appreciate about Katten: that we provide excellent and sophisticated advice in a knowledgeable way that takes into account the practical aspects of our business. customers; that we analyze complex market and legal issues and close investments and transactions, quickly and comprehensively navigate regulatory issues; and that we quickly see the big picture, to name a few- from what we hear,” said Lance Zinman, global president of Katten’s Capital Markets and Funds (FMF) group, which encompasses the firm’s investment and fund management practice.

“We are very happy and very honored to receive this award,” said Zinman, who American lawyer named “Trailblazer” for his pioneering legal work in proprietary, quantitative and algorithmic trading. “We deeply appreciate the opportunity to serve the captains of the hedge fund industry and in the field of finance in general.”

Wendy Cohen and Allison Yacker, co-chairs of the firm’s Investment Management and Funds practice, received the Katten Award during the HFM ceremony at a historic downtown Manhattan restaurant on Tuesday.

Katten has won several HFM accolades. Last year, the firm was named “Best Law Firm” at the 2021 HFM US Quant Services Awards virtual ceremony. order to dozens of asset managers, the largest quantitative funds, most of the leading proprietary trading firms in the industry, including the pioneers of these strategies and other market participants. deploy them. The previous year, HFM had named Katten “Best Onshore Law Firm for Startups”.

A long-established leader in the financial services industry, known for its 360-degree guidance, Katten’s FMF practice spans the full breadth of the dynamic and ever-changing financial industry – global investment banks, a wide range of managers investment funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative funds as well as ancillary trading companies, global exchanges and trading platforms.

The FMF practice continues to grow as it attracts top legal talent. Last year, that included Daniel Davis, former general counsel at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Jonah Roth, who previously served as general counsel and chief compliance officer at a quantitative organization registered with the the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the CFTC. hedge fund manager and proprietary trading company. A few years prior, Susan Light, who had served as a senior executive and chief regulatory officer at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), joined FMF.

This year Stephen Morris, a former in-house counsel at multinational investment bank Morgan Stanley, joined Ilene Froom, who was a partner at two other major law firms and was for many years in-house counsel at JP Morgan Chase bank. before joining Katten.

Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 700 attorneys located in the United States, London and Shanghai. Clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services turn to Katten for advice locally, nationally and internationally. The firm’s main practice areas include corporate, financial markets and funds, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, structured finance and securitization, transactional tax planning, private credit and private wealth. Katten represents public and private companies in many sectors, as well as a number of governmental and non-profit organizations and individuals.

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