Jessica Cohn is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the Asset Management and Investment Funds practice area. Jessica advises registered investment companies and their independent board members on regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters arising under the U.S. federal securities laws, including on issues related to fund organization, registration, regulatory filings, changes to, and the implementation of, investment strategies, acquisitions and fund adoption transactions, and utilizing a manager-of-managers structure. Jessica has experience representing closed-end investment companies in offerings of preferred stock, establishing and refinancing various forms of leverage, proxy solicitations, and tender offers.
Jessica also advises clients regarding the formation and registration of broker-dealers with the SEC and the FINRA new membership application (NMA) process, including by preparing required materials, filing forms and applications, and responding to requests from FINRA’s membership application program group.
Prior to joining the firm, Jessica served as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a national law firm, where she was a member of the Investment Management group and focused on regulatory and compliance matters affecting investment companies and registered investment advisers. Through this role, she regularly advised clients on establishment, registration, and operation of registered investment companies and their ongoing regulatory reporting and compliance obligations. Prior to receiving her law degree, Jessica worked in finance at an asset management company.