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Sasha Burstein

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Sasha Burstein is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office, where she’s a member of the investment management group. Ms. Burstein practices in the area of investment management, corporate and securities law. Ms. Burstein’s practice focuses on structuring and organizing various types of private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, private debt funds, hybrid funds, and fund-of-funds. Ms. Burstein also counsels investment advisers on a wide variety of legal and regulatory matters, including their structure and organization, registration and operation, merger and acquisition transactions, and ongoing regulatory and compliance matters. In addition, Ms. Burstein represents institutional investors with respect to structuring, negotiating, and documenting alternative investments.


  • Selected to the 2016 and 2017 Northern California Rising Stars List

Professional/Civic Activities

  • California Alternative Investments Association - Best Practices Committee
  • 100 Women in Finance

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Burstein is a frequent speaker and panelist on various subjects related to the investment management industry. Recent presentations include:
  • Moderator, 100 Women in Finance: “Art of the Deal: Secondary Transactions in Private Investments” (SF, March 2018)
  • Panelist, California Alterative Investments Association: “Leveraging GP & LP Interests in a Low Return Environment” (LA, October 2017)
  • Panelist, NRS IA Compliance Symposium: “Introduction to the Advisers Act: Framework, Registration, Exclusions and Exemptions; Exempt Reporting Advisers; Private Fund Advisers and More” (SF, June 2017)
  • Moderator, EY, SS&C and K&L Gates Symposium: “Best Practices & Regulatory Developments Affecting Private Fund Sponsors” (SF, June 2017)
  • Panelist, Houlihan Lokey Conference: “Staying Out of the SEC's Crosshairs: Implementing Best Practices” (SF, May 2017)
  • Panelist, California Alterative Investments Association: “Best Practices Roundtable Series - Valuation” (SF, November 2016; LA, March 2017)
  • Panelist, K&L Gates Investment Management Conference: “Hot Topics for Investment Managers” (LA, November 2016)
  • Panelist, K&L Gates Investment Management Conference: “Entrepreneurial Trends in the Financial Industry - FinTech” (SF, November 2016)
  • Panelist, IA Watch: IA Compliance Conference “New Ideas to Spark Life into Your Annual Review” (SF, June 2016)