Jessica Gates is an attorney specialist at the firm’s Seattle office. She is a member of the Asset Management and Investment Funds practice group. Jessica has over ten years of experience in the asset management industry, advising open-end investment companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, boards, investment advisers and fund distributors.
Jessica focuses her practice on advising investment advisers and open and closed-end investment companies on legal, regulatory and compliance matters. Jessica has experience drafting and reviewing registration statements, shareholder reports and other regulatory and legal documentation for the formation, organization and ongoing operations of registered and unregistered funds.
Prior to joining the firm, Jessica served as Senior Legal Counsel at an American investment firm where she advised the U.S. retail business, including a large multi-asset mutual fund complex, as well as the alternatives business. She advised mutual fund and alternative fund clients on matters regarding corporate governance and related legal and compliance issues and prepared regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.